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3.-6. June 2021
Areal Ruhrstadion Bochum

Ruhr Games – The Largest International Sports & Culture Festival!
The Ruhr Games takes place in the heart of Europe in the Ruhr region of Germany. As an extraordinary and modern platform for young people, the Ruhr Games combines traditional and up-and-coming competitive sports with urban cultural events, setting new standards for rising talent as well as international stars!
Everything in one place – Free entry for all!

 

Sport

OUT OF THE GYM – INTO THE URBAN RUHR METROPOLIS

Sport

Top talent & Olympic hopefuls come together with international sports stars to make the Ruhr Games the biggest sports festival in Europe. 5,600 young athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze in 240 international and top-class competitions.

 

Sport

Whether preliminary rounds or finals...from wrestling to skateboarding - all events take place in or around the Ruhr stadium. The athletes are the absolute focus.

 

Sport

In addition to the many competitions & events, all visitors will have the opportunity to participate in open tournaments, sports shows, and workshops. Show off your talents or try something totally new!

 

Culture

A STAGE TO CELEBRATE URBAN ART AND CULTURE IN THE HEART OF THE RUHR REGION

Culture

The Ruhr Games Urban Culture Program is all about new art forms: Street art, digital arts, tape art, art battles, free flows and workshops will offer a diverse platform for cultural exchange. The public is invited and encouraged to experience this international culture and actively participate in shaping it.

 

Kultur

Cro, Clueso, Jan Delay, Lena, Bosse, and many more...have all been here! For the opening and closing of the Ruhr Games, we will create a unique open-air show in the Ruhr Stadium. In the evenings between Friday & Saturday, sports areas will be transformed into party locations.

 

Kultur

The Ruhr Games will present DJ performances, urban dance battles, visual art productions, augmented reality & graffiti on four intense days in Bochum. An innovative platform for artists and creatives, it’s a place for inspiration, discussion & exchange.

 

International

YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD WILL MEET TO CELEBRATE SPORTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY, EXCHANGE IDEAS, AND SHARE THEIR PASSION FOR MOVEMENT.

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Trip Planning 
Youth from all nations are invited to participate in the Ruhr Games. Do you have questions about the festival, program, accommodations, or travel? Please contact the Ruhr Games Team!

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Volunteering
If you’re at least 16 years old and would like to perform live or help behind the scenes, become part of our Ruhr Games 2021 volunteer team! Registration is possible starting from August 2020.

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Youth Camp 
The Sportjugend NRW is organizing a Ruhr Games youth camp for the 3rd time. For questions about the youth camp, please contact the Sportjugend NRW Youth Camp Team!

1Sport and culture festival
4Days
34Nations
47Hours of daylight
98Bands & artists
215Sport disciplines
300Hands-on activities
495Winners
600Youth camp participants
2290International guests
5600Youth athletes
110000Visitors

Highlights 2019