Come Closer – is the motto that we hope will inspire you to choose Düsseldorf as the venue for the EuroGames 2020. It reflects the diversity of life in the regional capital of North Rhine-Westphalia and the cosmopolitan outlook and enthusiasm for sports of the city’s inhabitants.
Come Closer – reflects the principles of the LGBTIQ-community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in five LGBTIQ sports clubs have embarked on a project together that will culminate in them welcoming athletes from all over Europe to Düsseldorf. We can’t wait!
Come Closer – also represents the vast collective support effort from the city council and the local administration team for our bid. Düsseldorf is a sports city that is perfectly equipped to host competitions in more than 20 different disciplines, with a fringe programme full of cultural and LGBTIQ highlights, plus the famous hospitality of the fun-loving Rhineland locals.
Come Closer – we’re looking forward to having you here! We are absolutely committed to making the EuroGames 2020 an unforgettable experience for all the participating athletes. And with your help, we want to send out a clear message about diversity in sport and acceptance of people with different sexual orientations and gender identities.
The EuroGames 2020 Candidate City Düsseldorf Team