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EUROGAMES BREAK ALL RECORDS
More than 10,000 people have registered for the EuroGames 2004, which are taking place in Munich from 29th July until 1st August. The majority of them, around 5300, will be taking active part in over 200 competitive events, which are being organized for them in 26 different sports.
The remaining participants have registered as visitors, partners, associative participants, volunteer helpers and private hosts. Never before in the history of the EuroGames have so many people showed so much enthusiasm for the gay and lesbian multi-sport championships.
This summer people from a total of 40 countries will be taking part in sports all around the Olympic Park. As expected, the largest number of participants will be coming from Germany. The Netherlands provide the second largest national contingent, followed by United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark and France. But athletes have also registered from the Ukraine, Portugal and Estonia.
The opening ceremony takes place at 20:00 h on 29th July in the Olympic Hall. Stars such as Jimmy Somerville, Marla Glen, The Croonettes and Georgette Dee will ensure that everyone is in the right mood.
For the first time in the history a national government Minister speaks at the EuroGames. The Federal Minister of Justice, Ms. Brigitte Zypries, will be speaking at the Opening Ceremony of Ninth EuroGames in the Olympic Hall on Thursday at 20:00 h.
There are still some tickets available for most cultural events, the tourist program and the official EuroGames Parties. Tickets can be booked at München Ticket (also online) or at the Rainbow Village (Coubertinplatz, Olympiapark).
FREE ENTRANCE TO SPORTING EVENTS
The entrance to all sports events is free of charge, with the exception of the dancing tournaments in the Olmypic Hall. For these two day event five Euros will be charged per day, free entrance for competitors and holders of "LaOLa" tickets.