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 :
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.