Gymnasts from around the world gather for an array of events at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Disciplines include the parallel and horizontal bars, the vaulting table, pommel horse and the beam, along with floor exercises and much more. First held in 1903 gymnasts from the Soviet Union dominated the sport during the 1970’s and 80’s. Olympic champion Olga Korbut represented the Soviet Union in the 70’s and soon became a household name with her trademark “Korbut Flip”. Since then the world of gymnastics has become increasingly popular. Louis Smith of Great Britain was awarded the MBE by the Queen to honour his contribution to the sport.
The closest airport to the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships is Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International. The airport is less than an hour away from the Olympic Stadium. Getting to the Olympic park is easiest by metro, the nearest stop being Pie-IX or Viau stations. If you are hiring a car, there are over 4000 spaces available at the ground. The car-park will cost $20 a day. Check online for announcements on tickets, or subscribe to the newsletter for updates. The programme of events will be announced nearer the time. There are likely to be both day and evening sessions, with prices varying.
Gain an insight into all aspects of gymnastic by watching previous footage of the disciplines taking place. Check the program of events to choose which day you wish to attend. Finals and higher profile competitions will be towards the end of the week. Sign up to the newsletter or social media for up to date announcements. When visiting Montreal during the championships dress in accordance with the time of year. October in Canada sometimes catches the end of the summer weather, or there is potential for snow.
If you are planning to visit for the Artistic World Gymnastics Championships, choose from houses, apartments and flats, boats and other private rentals near to the Olympic Stadium. If you are staying elsewhere in Montreal, it is easy to walk around the area or use the metro system to reach the stadium.
Take in the views from Mount Royal, including the Saint Joseph’s Oratory for the largest shrine to St Joseph in the world. Visit the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica. Watch a game of ice hockey at the Bell Centre. Have a trip into the Laurentian Mountains, or relax in the Montreal Botanical Gardens.
To find out more on the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, including: the programme of events and various disciplines, visiting Montreal and the championships, getting involved as a volunteer, or buying your tickets visit the official website for details.
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