According to the FIG Statutes, the Congress is the highest regulatory and supreme authority of the FIG. It is the biennial general assembly of the delegates of the affiliated member Federations and takes place in even years. As the legislative body of world Gymnastics, the Congress bears a particular responsibility for developing the sport.
Among its main responsibilities are :
- To deal with financial matters, including the approval of the quadrennial financial plan and adoption of financial statements for the preceding two years
- To consider admissions and expulsions of Federations
- To carry out elections of the FIG Authorities every four years, including the President, the 3 Vice-Presidents, the 7 members of the Executive Committee, the 6 Technical Presidents, the President of the Gymnastics for All Committee and the 21 other Council members, as well as the 6 members of each of the Technical Committees and of the GfA Committee
An extraordinary Congress can also be convened on the decision of the Executive Committee or at the request of at least a quarter of the national federations.