03 October 2013
The flag began a journey towards TWG 2017
The Mayor of Wroclaw Rafal Dutkiewicz handed the IWGA flag to the Sport Elementary School nr 72 in Wroclaw yesterday. This way the flag’s tour to schools all over Wroclaw has begun.
“It is an honour to host The World Games and an honour to have the flag’s tournee begin in our school,” said the school’s director Mrs. Bogumila Kopacka-Gajec.
The school prepared for this event excellently. Right from the door, the guests were greeted by student volunteers. The school’s gym was specially decorated. Among the guests there was one of the school’s graduate – a world silver medalists in power lifting, currently the vice president of the Polish Powerlifting Association Mr. Mariusz Jedra. Professional dancers showcased beautifully latin and standard dances. Sport acrobatics got the students up from their chairs watching with amazement what the human body can do.
The flag was ceremoniously handed over by the Mayor. “When it comes to the number of participants, The World Games are larger than the winter olympics. In Cali half a million fans watched the games and about 4000 athletes participated in the competitions. We hope that in Wroclaw there will be even more of both. We should be proud as the rivalry to host this event was very hard. In the end we won with the capital of Hungary, Budapest,” said Mr. Dutkiewicz.
The Mayor wrote a few words into the school’s commemorative book and tried on lacross’ helmet. “This is a sport school with many achievements. We know that it raised many sportsmen and that was an influence on our selection. We started with those who already are good and where The World Games disciplines are pursued,” explained Mr. Dutkiewicz.
The flag will visit schools in Wroclaw. “We not only want to promote an active and healthy lifestyle but also the games which in four years only will be hosted in our city,” concluded the Mayor of Wroclaw.