Representatives from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal and United Kingdom participated. The schedule included classroom meetings on the General Session, the Gymnastic Rules, motivating athletes, and judging. Practical sessions were about Conditioning, Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
At this time, artistic gymnastics had 5 levels- A, I, II, III, IV
Rhythmic competition was in hoop, ball, ribbon, rope and all around. There were 5 levels of competition in rhythmic- A, B, I, II, III
At that time, we were encouraging coaches and teams to have a Unified Program, where 2 gymnasts would partner, one a Special Olympian and the other not. The scores were added together to compete against other partners.
Bruno Grande, future FIG President, started our conference from the Italian Gymnastic Federation and pledged future support of Special Olympics.
Evaluations, discussions, and follow up reflected a positive atmosphere about the training school and future growth of the program.