Eurogames Barcelona 2008

Eurogames want to offer a high-quality sport event to the gay and lesbian sports community and fight against discrimination into sport because of sexual preferences. This amazing event will involve around 30,000 people and will transform Barcelona into the European capital of sport and homosexual culture. It will consist of 28 sporting events together with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities based in and around the city.

One of the most ambitious goals at this EuroGames is to motivate lesbian women to participate in competition for achieving equal representation of male and female participants.

The Opening Ceremony of the EuroGames will be celebrated on Thursday July 24th at 21:00 in the Palau Sant Jordi, the Oplympic Pavilion. It will be a ceremony of light, music and emotions to say a big welcome to the 5000 athletes who will be part of the 12th. edition of the EuroGames. Àngel Llaser (a famous Spanish TV presenter), the Gospel Barcelona Choir, Gema Castaño and the finalist of the 08 Edition of OT (Spanish version of Star Academy) will take part of this amazing opening show. It is an open ceremony to everybody!

There are 28 sport disciplines, Olympic facilities to enjoy the competition, a secondary base at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a lot of extra activities for athletes’ companions. Some of the sports are aerobic, badminton, ballroom dancing, basketball, volleyball, bowling, cycling, football. Handball, hockey, running, squash, swimming, waterpolo and much more!

The closing ceremony will take place in the Plaça dels Àngels. An act that will want to be a denounce against those situations of vulnerability of the human rights that many LGTB people suffer.

There will be two special parties for this Eurogames: in the evening of Saturday the 26th it will celebrate the Big Party of the EuroGames in the Park of Forum with two spaces with different music. The other will be the Woman Party, with the best DJs of the moment and just for women in the Poble Espanyol.

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