Opening & Closing Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday 23rd August 2018. 


Nations will collect in the camping area and will then parade to the indoor arena where the event opening ceremony, speeches, entertainment and gift exchange will take place. 

Timing for Nations to gather for the opening ceremony will be stated once the finish time of the training and Team Leaders meeting is calculated based on entries received.



The Closing Ceremony will take place after the final presentation of the event. Nations should gather in the camping area and parade to the indoor arena where the closing speeches and handing over of the Ceremonial Flags to the 2019 hosts (Spain) will take place. 

After the closing ceremony there will be a Team Leaders meeting which will be mandatory for all Nations to attend.  The meeting will take place in one of the hired meeting rooms on site.

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