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20.-23. June 2019
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

Joy, success and records everywhere: 110,000 visitors celebrated 5,600 young athletes, 495 winners, 98 bands & artists from 34 nations in perfect weather.

The unique mix of top-class sport, hands-on activities, cultural workshops and shows in the unique industrial setting was a perfect success!

Mega big thanks to all visitors and participants. You rocked!

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Concerts &


Rough beats and loud guitars

On all four evenings, visitors to the Ruhr Games will be offered a varied programme. On Thursday and Sunday, music headliners such as Cro and Bosse will perform on the main stage, framed by a spectacular stage show and other highlights. Friday evening will be dedicated to sports: the International Sportsmen's Party will bring international and national youngsters together. On Saturday evening, visitors to the Urban Media Night can listen to the finest hip-hop beats by DJ Mad (Beginner), while live artworks are created and the skateboard culture is staged multimedia.

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All in one city: In Duisburg, the sports stars of tomorrow, the hopefuls for the upcoming Olympic Games and young athletes who have already proven their sporting abilities, will be presented. In 16 sports with over 5600 athletes, the Ruhr Games 2019 will set new standards in international youth sports - with the largest youth sports festival in Europe. The young athletes will be given a very special stage to present themselves and their sport. Classic sports such as track and field athletics and soccer will be raised to a special platform, as will skateboarding and climbing. The competitions are international and mostly top-class. Compared to the last two events in 2015 and 2017, the sporting level will rise once again - not least because European Championships and German Championships will also be held as part of the Ruhr Games.

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Photo © Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord / Thomas Berns


Up to 2,000 up-and-coming athletes from 32 countries, who can exchange ideas and network with each other - in an atmosphere that enables top sporting performances and promotes social interaction in modern societies. These are the Ruhr Games 2019. The festival as a format in its own right with a European formation and region-specific reference creates an international flair with elements that unite nations without losing its ties to the region.

Young people from the region and the whole of Germany are invited to join the international guests in the open tournaments, join in the activities & tours of the Ruhr Games and make new friends.

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