September 2011

Closing ceremony for the European Masters Games in Lignano

Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Today, Tuesday 20th September, end the European Masters Games in Lignano Sabbiadoro. The last day of competition sees tennis players who compete in the finals for the awarding of gold, silver and bronze medals. Athletics and the other disciplines involved in these Games have ended yesterday and today athletes and their trainers can enjoy a day of rest. Some, the farthest, probably have already begun the journey to their homes, in consideration also of the weather.

In these two days of competitions, in fact, is arrived the autumn with a drop in temperatures and the early rains. If until Sunday you could go to the beach in Lignano and swimming in the sea, from yesterday the beach is the ideal place for walks and relaxing moments in open air.

As every sporting event, even the European Masters Games have their closing ceremony in Lignano this evening. Initially organized at the Beach Arena on the beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro, it has been moved for weather reasons at the Games Centre in Lignano Pineta. The Games Centre is a big structure near the stadium Teghil and the gym, few metres from the entrance to the seaside resort.

For the entire duration of the event, it has been the organizational and informative heart for athletes and organizers. Here were possible to collect the accreditation badge and the welcome bag, the hostesses provided to give many information about competitions and collateral events, have booked excursions to cities and towns in Friuli and the near Veneto. In addition, always here, you could buy a gadget of the European Masters Games: t-shirts and polo shirts, caps and the gull Coki, the mascot and symbol of the event in Lignano.

The closing ceremony takes place in this building with start at 8.00 p.m. It will be an event to celebrate the athletes and the volunteers, who have done so much for the success of this sporting event. The ceremony of this evening will officially close the experience of the Masters Games in Lignano and it will give the flag to Nice, French city that will host the Games in 2015.

The program of the evening includes three speeches by the authorities, the mayor of Lignano, the general manager of Imga and the vice president of organizing committee.

In this last speech, the vice president of Imga will receive the flag of the European Masters Games, that has flown over Lignano for 10 days. But there will be not only words, but also pictures: during the speeches, a large shown will project the highlights of this event. Before the toast, there will be also the exhibition of twirling group of Lignano and the evening will conclude with the music of two DJs.

The closing ceremony is open to all and it will be a moment to say goodbye to athletes who have made unforgettable these days of September in Lignano Sabbiadoro.

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