11. December 2004  
Birmingham / Great Britain  
Artistic Gymnastics

Birmingham Will Host Gymnastics World Cup

This weekend Birmingham will be jointly hosting the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in December 2004 in partnership with British Gymnastics. The event will be staged at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in the city centre from 11 –12 December. Birmingham was selected as the host city by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)....

Ian Ward, Councillor

Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands will be helping to fund this event and Rosie Paskins, director for Birmingham & Solihull at Advantage West Midlands, said: 'If we are going to create a world class region, we need to stage world class events that will attract visitors from overseas who will see the treasures and savour the hospitality the West Midlands has to offer.'
The city has previously staged several other high profile gymnastic events including the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the European Women’s Championships.
British Gymnastics (BG) is delighted that Birmingham has been selected as the venue and their Chairman, Brian Stocks said:
“Birmingham has such an excellent reputation for staging major sports events so we are delighted that the city has been selected. Following the successful staging of events like the World Indoor Athletics Championships we are confident that Birmingham will host a great Gymnastics World Cup.”