The local organizing committee is chaired by the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the minister of Youth and Sports
|1974 (Wiesbaden)||1990 (Bruges)|
|1976 (Orléans)||1994 (Nicosie)|
|1978 (Izmir)||1998 (Shanghai)|
|1980 (Turin)||2002 (Caen)|
|1982 (Lille)||2006 (Athènes / Thessalonique)|
|1984 (Florence)||2009 (Doha)|
|1986 (Nice)||2013 (Brasilia)|
|1988 (Barcelone)||2016 (Trabzon)|
It was organised as a biannual event until 1990. Aferwards, It became a quadrennial event.
In 2016, the general assembly took the decision of organizing it very two years instead of four.
THE NUMBER OF SPORTS HAS INCREASED BY FOUR SPORTS (ATHLETICS, ARTISTIC AND RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS AND SWIMMING)
The General assembly has approved the fact that the event is to be organised every two years instead of four.
The number of sports has reached 12 during the last gymnasiade in 2016 (Archery, Athletics, Chess, Fencing, Aerobics, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Swimming, Tennis and Wrestling)
During the ISF (International School Sport Federation) general assembly in Marmaris, Turkey, the Kingdom of Morocco presented its bid to host the 2018 Gymnasiade
The Moroccan candidature was voted for by the majority of the General assembly members in order to make of Morocco, the first African country to host this big School sport event
Morocco will organise the first Gymnasiade in Africa. This 17th edition will host 18 sport disciplines.
Morocco, a land of hospitality, civilization and history is welcoming you.
We are delighted to welcome middle school and high school athletes from around the world in two cities: Casablanca and Marrakech...
So many sports are for the first time, being hosted at the same event: a first on the African Continent.