EuroGames 2020 in Düsseldorf not cancelled yet

A festival of diversity with more than 30 sports

Düsseldorf was to be the venue for the EuroGames 2020 from 5 to 9 August 2020. Due to the decision of the German government to prohibit large meetings and events until August 31st, 2020, the EuroGames 2020 cannot take place on the planned date of August 5th to 9th – but have not been cancelled yet.

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More than 4,000 sports-loving lesbians, gays, bi-, trans- and intersexuals as well as queer people (LSBTIQ*) from all over Europe and the world are expected to attend the queer sports festival in the NRW state capital.
At the 18th EuroGames there will be tournaments in over 30 sports.
From basketball to soccer to volleyball, from dancing to tennis to triathlon, from swimming to squash to skiing, competitions will be offered in almost all popular sports. The venues will be the excellent sports facilities in Düsseldorf and the surrounding area, including the Arena-Sportpark, the Rochus-Club or the Table Tennis Performance Centre.
The sports festival 2020 should open with a big opening ceremony on the Burgplatz. Meeting points for athletes*, visitors* and Düsseldorfers* should be the EuroGames Village on the banks of the Rhine and the EuroGames House in the ZAKK cultural centre. There will also be a Rhine ship party, an open-air barbecue and various dance events. “We invite everyone to take part in the EuroGames and have fun together”, says Silke Krämer, Co-director of the EuroGames 2020, and continues: “The EuroGames 2020 will be a great festival of diversity”.


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“The EuroGames should contribute to fighting discrimination in sports, support LSBTI* athletes* in their coming out and increase the awareness of gay and lesbian sports in the general public”, says Götz Fellrath, Co-Manager of EuroGames 2020.
Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel as patron of the EuroGames 2020 is looking forward to the queer sports event in his city: “The EuroGames are the biggest sports event of the LSBTI* community in Europe with competitions in numerous sports. By hosting this major sporting event, Düsseldorf is committing itself to the values of diversity and tolerance. With the EuroGames 2020, Düsseldorf will present itself as a cosmopolitan, likeable city with heart and soul”.


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The EuroGames are an event of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF), to which around 120 gay and lesbian sports clubs from numerous European countries belong. Since 1992, the European Championships of LSBTIQ* sportsmen and women* have been held in years without world championships (GayGames or OutGames). Everybody can take part, no matter if gay, lesbian, bi-, trans-, inter- or heterosexual, no matter if recreational sportsmen*women or semi-professionals.

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