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City Games invites the world to play

Written by  Jun 16, 2016

After six successful seasons, 218 events and 670,000 kilometres the Adriatic Games have started the seventh season as an international project under the new name - City Games. Apart from Croatia and other countries of the former Balkan country of Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) this year there are several new participants: Hungary, Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Great Britain.

The City Games is a sports and entertainment event organized during the summer months with the goal of broadening the tourist offer and promoting companionship between cities and countries. The City Games are organized as a series of competitions between teams that are representatives of their cities. Due to its diversity, the project is intended to suit all generations.

Various games and disciplines are the foundation of the City Games project. They are fun and entertaining but also educational, promoting some common values like friendship, team spirit and healthy competition. Traditional disciplines are the Sea battle, Flying water polo, Paddle, Treasure, Archers, Donkey race, Fisherman’s crate, Tourist rescuing etc.

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‘’This year 70,000 people will have the opportunity to support the competitors live and almost 8.5 million people will watch the City Games on their televisions’’, said Miroslav Krzyk the author and the project manager.

The 7th season of the City Games will feature 3 TV shows broadcasted on 8 well known national TV stations such as ORF(Austria), MTVA(Hungary), RTVSLO(Slovenia), MRT(Macedonia), Nova TV(Croatia), Pink(Serbia), Pink BH(Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Pink M (Montenegro). This broadcasting part of the story is very important for expanding the project in the next four or five years in order to achieve the level of the former Games Without Frontiers. Even in the next couple of years the City Games are planning to increase the current number of country participants to 18 countries and expand the franchise to cover all of Europe.

This year the City Games tour has already started on the 10th of June in Omišalj and will last for 100 days and encompass 40 different locations in several countries. 200 cities will be represented by around 2,000 participants competing in various entertaining games. The fun will last until the finals on the 3rd of September 2016 in Biograd na moru which will be filmed and produced into 80 minutes dynamic TV shows broadcast in 8 European countries.

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