Excitement Builds Ahead Of World Games Opening Ceremony


With the World Games Opening Ceremony just a day away, Wrocław seems to be finally getting in the mood for Poland's biggest sporting event of the summer. 

The eleven-day sporting event, which has previously been hosted in Cali, Duisburg and Kaohsiung, features sports that are not part of the Olympic Games.

These include lesser known disciplines such as artistic rollerblading, orienteering, indoor rowing, floorball, fistball and finswimming as well as more familiar sports like speedway, American football, kickboxing and squash.

Most standard tickets for the World Games are priced at around 15zl, although some popular events do have ticket prices above 50zl. Tickets for the events and the opening ceremony can be purchased online here.

Tickets are still available for most events, but there are very few places left for the popular disciplines such as speedway. According to reports in the local press, 100,000 tickets have been sold so far. 

Tomorrow's Opening Ceremony, which is set to be a sell out, will feature 400 artists performing on 3 stages at Stadion Wrocław in front of thousands of competitors and spectators.

The show, directed by Krzysztof Materna, will last two hours and feature performances from Natalia Sikora, Kamil Bednarek, Dawid Kwiatkowski, Lemon, singers from Capitol theatre as well as "world champion" djs. They will be supported by some 150 dancers, including Wrocław's main cheerleading team. The ceremony will also embrace the theme of Wrocław's dwarves.

The spectacle will be broadcast live on free-to-air channel Polsat, while the sporting events themselves are to be shown on Polsat's various sports channels.

Meanwhile tonight all the attention will be on pl. Wolnosci, where  Chase and Status are to play a dj set for the World Games Athletes' Party

The electronic music production duo will perform live alongside MC Rage at the Kaufland Fanzone for the World Games, which is located in front of the National Music Forum. 

Chase and Status play a mixture of dubstep, hip hop, breakbeat as well as drum & bass. They are regulars at Ibiza and are due to play on the Spanish party Island another 9 times between now and September 19th.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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