The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup – Palaio Faliro 2022, is not only a tough challenge for the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation, but it will also provide us with the opportunity to become a reference point, while it will bring us back in the spotlight.
We warmly welcome all Rhythmic Gymnastics fans to the Faliro Olympic Indoor Hall, where some of the greatest gymnasts in the world will vie for a top rank in an event that FIG entrusted us to organise and could work as a springboard for the restart of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Greece.
Despite the hard times we are all going through, we pledge our commitment to meet the highest standards and fulfill the Rhythmic Gymnastics community expectations.
Major events help Rhythmic Gymnastics evolve in Greece and keep us updated with the latest international developments in a period coinciding with the starting point of the new Olympic cycle.
The FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup – Palaio Faliro 2022 offers as well to our gymnasts a great opportunity to gain valuable experience ahead of their future targets by competing next to high-quality athletes.
The forerunner of FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup – Palaio Faliro 2022 is the well-known Aphrodite Cup. In its seventh edition the tournament, already established as one of the most successful international events, brings together top gymnasts from around the world.
Let me reassure you that we have worked hard to meet the highest expectations and present a successful and unforgettable World Cup. I would like to thank all those who stood by our side and supported us in our mission.
I wish all athletes the best of luck!
President of the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation
Dear Gymnastics Friends!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee it is with great pleasure to welcome you in the 2022 International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament APHRODITE CUP and the first-ever FIG WORLD CUP held in Greece and most specifically in Palaio Faliro, Athens.
The Organizing Committee personnel and the stakeholders of the event have gathered great organizational skills over the last years in hosting major international events. We ensure all participants that, without any doubt, we are focused on the maximization of their experience while in Athens, Greece.
The chosen Competition Venue is the Olympic Stadium of Palaio Faliro (TAE KWON DO Venue) which fulfills all requirements and standards of major international events, given that it has hosted great and mega sport events in the past, such as the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Athens has attractions and sights ideal for all ages within walking distance, or a few minutes’ drive. Athens has always so much to offer to visitors. With a history of thousands of years, it gives the opportunity to the visitor to wander around historic landmarks such as Parthenon and discover world class museums and exceptional points of interest. The local gastronomy is among the world’s most distinguished and innovative cuisines and is based on the Mediterranean kitchen, handled in a modern and health friendly way.
I assure you that we will do our best to turn your participation in these two major rhythmic gymnastics events into a memorable experience, following all sanitary guidelines and taking all necessary measures that will protect the health of everyone.
We are all looking forward to meeting you in Athens soon.
President of Rhythmic Gymnastics Club “GOPF ARMONIA”
President of the 2022 APHRODITE CUP Organising Committee.
President of the 2022 FIG WORLD CUP PALAIO FALIRO, ATHENS Executive Committee.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to welcome you to both the 7th Aphrodite Cup and the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup – Palaio Faliro 2022 – two major, high-calibre Rhythmic Gymnastics events of great sporting, cultural and tourist importance.
Since the inauguration of the Aphrodite Cup, way back in 2015, the Palaio Faliro Municipality Council wholeheartedly supported a project, which has now established its place among Rhythmic Gymnastics big events and earned international praise for the passion and extroversion the Organising Committee people have shown in previous years.
The Aphrodite Cup is considered one of the most significant rhythmic gymnastics events worldwide, with the participation of hundreds of gymnasts and a variety of parallel ecological and social awareness activities taking place along the competition schedule. These activities add extra value and make the event a unique experience for all involved parties.
The importance and the major role Aphrodite Cup plays in the Rhythmic Gymnastics world, was confirmed with the addition of one of the World Cup stages to our portfolio – an event with higher standards than the Aphrodite Cup, which brings in Greece some of the sport’s brightest stars. Both events will turn the spotlight to Palaio Faliro for two successive exciting weekends of top-class action.
Our Municipality keeps its commitment to provide sustained support to the joint-efforts of all stakeholders – organisers, volunteers and sponsors – in order to meet the necessary requirements and the highest standards set by FIG.
I am delighted to see this event develop and welcome gymnasts from 20 different countries – a vindication of the immense capacity of the city of Palaio Faliro to evolve into a key-player in the sports and tourist industry.
I am convinced that both events will be sensational and I welcome the addition of the parallel ecological activities, that accent the individual efforts towards a responsible, useful and beneficial way of life, thus sending a special message to our fellow citizens.
We warmly welcome our guests to the beautiful city of Palaio Faliro and wish you all to enjoy a lifetime experience in this great Rhythmic Gymnastics competition.
Mayor of Palaio Faliro