Update on hall plans, update on the programme (Opening Ceremony, World Team, Dornbirn Special, Closing Ceremony etc.), update on the schedule (rehearsal and performance times), update on the traffic plan including specific information on the arrival procedure, update on the list of countries in need of visa and on the list of countries having completed their Definitive Registration, additional benefits of the Participants Cards, latest news on the merchandising collection, update on the handling of press accreditation, some helpful »inside information« on our country and – last but not least – a sneak preview of our World Gymnaestrada App!
Welcome to the World Gymnaestrada 2019!
The fifth and last Bulletin is now published and ready to be downloaded from the download section of this website! It is based on the previous Bulletins and supplemented with additional new information. Happy reading!
Release of the official song and dance
Here you find the video of our song “Like a rainbow in the sky”, which will be at constant presence all week at the World Gymnaestrada, to be sung along and danced to. What’s more, for all those who want to learn the accompanying moves, there’s even an instruction video to teach you the dance steps.
“Like a rainbow in the sky” is the title and chorus of the official World Gymnaestrada song.
The song, along with its own choreographed dance routine, were officially presented. Produced and composed by TingelTown (Teddy Maier and Bernhard Belej / Tonzooo), the song is all about what binds together the gymnasts from all over the world – friendship, opportunity, and boundlessness. Emily and Flo lent their voices to the song.
A real earworm
“After just a few bars the song had already hooked me; it’s a real earworm and I could just imagine how thousands of people were going to be singing and dancing to it at the World Gymnaestrada,” said Maria, who had patiently awaited the release of the song. “The chorus especially, with the words ‘like a rainbow in the sky’, totally sums up what the World Gymaestrada is all about. It does so in a way that everyone can easily understand, no matter where they’re from in the world or what language they speak.”
Made in Vorarlberg
The official World Gymnaestrada Song was produced as a collaboration between the WG organization team and the VTS. Whereas all those involved are based here in Vorarlberg - composers, singers, choreographers, and film-makers – the song itself is intended for a thoroughly international audience and all age groups, with the goal of getting all participants and spectators to join in the singing and dancing. “We’re bringing the world together in dance, here in Vorarlberg,” says Sandra Amort, who choreographed the dance and produced the promo video and instruction video with Christoph Skofic. The Vorarlberg Bewegt initiative will publicize the dance throughout the land and get the local population involved through a series of different workshops.
As such, the song invites literally everyone to get up and join in, and will become a familiar presence over the course of the event. There will be a short version as a jingle at the start of each performance, and even a ringtone version for fans to download!
You can find the World Gymnaestrada song, lyrics, instruction video and ringtone all at www.wg2019.at/song
100 days to go
Unbelievable how time flies... the preparations are running at full speed and we cannot wait to welcome you all in already 100 days here in Dornbirn.
nations record with more than 60 countries
The 60th nation has signed up to participate in the 16th World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn - more than ever before in the history of the World Gymnaestrada.
New nations (for the first time participating at a World Gymnaestrada):
Armenia (38), Barbados (15), Fiji (12), Iran (21), Colombia (9), Malawi (16), Malta (116), Mozambique (20), Nepal (37), Paraguay (22), Tonga (10)
countries from all continents are participating:
Europe 32 countries
America 13 countries
Asia 7 countries
Africa 5 countries
Oceania 3 countries
Media accreditation platform is open until the 22nd of May 2019
Media accreditation requests can be submitted by any interested media representative via the respective FIG media platform until the 22nd of May 2019.
Accreditation requests can be submitted by any interested media representative via the respective FIG media platform. Until the 22nd of May 2019 journalists, photographers and TV crews can process their online accreditation via the following link:
Requests for an accreditation can only be made via such platform. The LOC office of the World Gymnaestrada 2019 is not authorised to handle any applications for media accreditation. Hereby we also ask all involved national federations to effect the accreditation of their media representatives via such FIG media platform.
Media accreditation will provide the relevant access to the Main Press Centre (MPC) as well as to the media positions at the different venues.