Organizing committee

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), a not-for-profit organization, is the international governing body for gymnastics. It is the longest-standing international sport federation (est. 1881) and has been part of every Olympic Games since the inception of the modern Games in 1896.

The FIG federates 142 national gymnastics organizations and is run by a 30-person staff at its international headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The FIG governs seven gymnastics disciplines: gymnastics for all, men’s artistic, women’s artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, aerobic and acrobatic gymnastics.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were first held in 1903 in Antwerp, Belgium, the FIG founder’s hometown. The most recent Championships took place in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015.


The 2017 AGWC Organizing Committee (2017 AGWCOC)

The FIG awarded the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to Montreal (CAN) in February 2015 following a successful site visit. Gymnastics Canada and Gymnastique Québec created a local Organizing Committee (2017 AGWCOC) to plan and deliver the event.

Hosting the event in Montreal will require 500 volunteers, including 100 members of the Organizing Committee, as well as 20 staff.

The 2017 AGWCOC is made up of a political and an operational structure.


Political structure:

  • Board of Directors
  • Governors Committee
  • Risk Management and Finance Committee
  • Legacy Committee

Richard Crépin is the President of the 2017 AGWC.


Operational structure:

  • Senior management and five divisions supported by a team of staff and volunteers (Finance, Administration & Human resources,  Marketing & Communications, Competitions, Hosting & Protocol)
  • An Operations Committee consisting of the CEO and Division Directors

Jean-Paul Caron is the CEO of the 2017 AGWC.