The Winter World Masters Games Lombardy 2024 opened with a beautiful and spirited ceremony, bringing together athletes from around the world to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and competition.

The splendor and vibrancy of the Winter World Masters Games Lombardy 2024 were unveiled in a jubilant and breathtaking opening ceremony that united over 70 nations through the universal language of sports. As athletes from across the globe paraded proudly in their national colors, the ceremony reverberated with a palpable sense of camaraderie, cultural diversity, and the unifying spirit of athleticism.

The opening ceremony, held in Lombardy, Italy, was a magnificent spectacle that transcended borders, bringing together a rich tapestry of nationalities to celebrate the shared passion for sports and competition. The athlete’s parade was a display of global unity, as representatives from over 70 countries marched shoulder to shoulder, exuding a collective spirit of solidarity and mutual respect. The colourful array of flags and team banners painted a vivid mosaic of cultural diversity, underscoring the profound impact of sports in fostering understanding and connections amongst nations.

As the event commenced, one of the standout moments was the incredible speech delivered by Sergey Bubka, the IMGA President and legendary Ukrainian athlete, who not only celebrated the games but also took the time to embrace and support the Ukrainian athletes participating in the tournament.

Sergey Bubka, an icon in the world of athletics and a shining symbol of Ukraine, graced the stage with a rousing speech that encapsulated the true essence of sportsmanship and unity. His words resonated with the audience, igniting a sense of passion and admiration for the games and the spirit of the athletes who had gathered to display their prowess in various winter sports disciplines.

With eloquence and passion, Bubka’s words echoed across the square as he emphasized the significance of embracing diversity and fostering a sense of unity through the universal language of sports.

As the ceremony continued to unfold, among several speeches the athlete’s oath was delivered, a symbolic pledge to uphold the spirit of fair play, integrity, and respect for fellow competitors. This solemn moment encapsulated the ethos of sportsmanship and mutual understanding, reinforcing the fundamental principles of camaraderie.

Now let’s play !

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