The International Gymnastics Federation has designated Antwerp as the host city for the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, which will take place from 29 September to 8 October 2023 in the Sportpaleis. That year it will be exactly ten years ago that the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were also held in the Sportpaleis. In the spring of 2018, the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships took place in the Lotto Arena next to the Sportpaleis. The Pre-Olympic World Championships are the most important and largest gymnastics competition in 2023. In addition to the World Championships, the men’s and women’s gymnasts in Antwerp are also aiming for the last team tickets to the Olympic Games, which will take place in Paris in 2024.