Dear Gymnastic Friends!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and Ginásio Clube Português it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the third edition of the Lisbon International Acrobatic Gymnastics – LIAG International CUP.
This Year will be a special One, because for the first time in the history of the Portuguese Gymnastics, Lisbon, Portugal Capital City and one of the most beautiful and secure cities in the World will Stage the FIG World Cup in Acrobatic Gymnastics.
It is with great honour that we will Co-Host together with the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal this amazing event that will welcome some of the great and best gymnasts from Acrobatic Gymnastics around the world making this year’s edition such a meaningful event.
Our Country has gathered great experience skills in hosting major international events, and it is with no doubt that I say Lisbon will meet, if not exceed, the expectations of all the participants and guests of the this Acrobatic Gymnastics Cup and FIG World Cup.
The chosen Venue for LIAG International CUP and the FIG World Cup 2017 will be the Casal Vistoso Municipality Sports Hall which is one of the main Sports Halls in the city.
It is located in the Lisbon Oriental area between the City Centre and Lisbon International Airport and it stands less than 10 minutes away from both places.
Lisbon has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance, being some of the most famous attractions in the city you can find the largest European Oceanarium (EXPO 1998 Park), the Lisbon Casino and some of largest shopping areas.
But Lisbon has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to eight hundred years ago, it emerged as a nation in the early 12th century and Lisbon was ranked as one of the world's longest founded cities full of historic landmarks, great buildings and interesting sights and museums. The local gastronomy is among the world’s most distinguished and innovative cuisines and is based on the Mediterranean kitchen in a friendly atmosphere.
I assure you that we will do everything we can to make the City of Lisbon a hospitable home for all the participants in the LIAG International CUP and the FIG World Cup 2017, where you can not only test your pairs and groups on an international event, but also interact with like-minded people and make new friends.
I look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in September.
Manuel Cavaleiro de FerreiraPresident of Ginásio Clube Português
Chairperson of LIAG International CUP 2017