By Paul Osborne

Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics has proposed an original and dynamic format of its competitions at Baku 2015, including introducing an alternation of its disciplines ©Getty ImagesJanuary 21 - Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), has travelled to Baku to propose a new format for its competitions ahead of the Baku 2015 European Games.

Guelzec met with the Baku European Games Organising Committee (BECOG), the Gymnastics Federation of Azerbaijan and the official apparatus supplier Spieth Gymnastics to put forward the plans, which would see the gymnasts of each of the six different disciplines competing in the same hall during the same session.

"We are rewriting the history of gymnastics," said Mr Guelzec.

"We will present our disciplines in a dynamic, modern and spectacular way which will correspond to the expectations of the 6,000 spectators which will be expected each day in the new hall in Baku which was specially built for this event."

A test event will be organised at the beginning of 2015 in order to allow people involved to get familiar with this new concept.

The Baku 2015 European Games will be the first of its kind, bringing together more than 5,000 athletes from 49 countries who will compete in 18 different disciplines.

Gymnastics will have six disciplines on offer with acrobatic and aerobics gymnastics set to appear on the programme.

The two disciplines are not currently apart of the Olympic Programme but many at the UEG believe their induction at the European Games is a major step forward in their long campaign to be included in the Olympics.

The Baku European Games are set to take place from June 12 to 28 2015.

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