TV-Star at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games
Ulla Kock am Brink will be the presenter of the World
Games 2005 opening ceremony. José Cura, Benny
Martell and Jay-Ann are to sing the World Games 2005-song.
DUISBURG. Jörg Krauthäuser, acting partner
of the Cologne agency facts+fiction, describes the
opening ceremony of the World Games 2005, which will
take place on Thursday, 14 July, in the MSV-Arena
as a great show full of emotion and moving moments.
The programme was introduced to the media today. The
main ceremony will be presented by German TV-star
Ulla Kock am Brink.
the special moments of the celebration will be the
athletes marching in and the first live interpretation
of the World Games 2005-song "Once in Lifetime".
The Argentine star tenor José Cura will sing
the hymn of the Games together with the Duisburg singer
Benny Martell and Jay Ann from Moenchengladbach who
is only 14 years old.
Kock am Brink, who recently presented the award of
the German television price and the UNICEF Gala for
the Second Channel of German Television (ZDF), said
that she looked forward to the task of leading through
the programme of the opening ceremony of this year’s
biggest multi-sport event.
Peter Langner, Managing Director of World Games 2005,
referred to the special connection between the TV-presenter
and the World Games 2005. "Ms. Kock am Brink
is from Bottrop. Thus, she comes from one of the three
World Games 2005 partner cities", Dr. Langner
said on Monday. Besides Duisburg and Bottrop, Oberhausen
and Mülheim an der Ruhr are the hosts of the
World Games of the 40 (still) non-Olympic disciplines
- with 3500 athletes taking part.
Martell from Duisburg said about his performance at
the opening ceremony: "For me it is an honour
to be allowed to sing the official song of the World
Games 2005. It will certainly give people the creeps!"
The master volume of the song is to appear on 14 June
2005, the CD will presumably be available from July
1. The song, which bridges Pop and classical music,
was composed by Lars Reinartz and Christian Behrens
from Moenchengladbach. TRC - The record company from
Cologne will produce the CD.
the programme of the opening ceremony permits an exciting
bridging between the varieties of nations. The Argentine
star tenor José Cura will perform alongside
the New Zealand Newcomer Hayley Westenra. The German
Top star Nena will be another highlight, giving a
short performance in the MSV-Arena. Likewise, the
Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra will have a “home
match”, conducted by Jonathan Darlington, an Englishman
who lives in Paris.
Krauthäuser did not want to describe the show
in detail yet during the press conference; however,
he aroused a lot of curiosity. "Duisburg and
the region will present themselves in a multicoloured
and joyous way. Solemn moments are to be expected
as the flags will be hoisted or the official speeches
by the representatives will be given." Dr. Peter
Langner said: "We expect a large summer celebration
of world sports with athletes who belong to the best
in their disciplines of sport." The opening ceremony
is planned in this sense as a happy high level-ceremony.
Dr. Klaus Steinbach, President of the National Olympic
Committee, had already said several weeks ago: "The
innovative opening ceremony will inspire the spectators."
Photo: German TV-moderator Ulla Kock am Brink with
Source: World Games 2005 press release.
COVERAGE WILL FOLLOW AS SOON AS TIME (AND HEALTH)
World Games Opening Ceremony live on WDR
Thursday, 14 July 2005
public TV channel Westdeutscher Rundfunk, WDR, will
broadcast the opening ceremony of the 2005 World Games
live on Thursday.
German public TV channel Westdeutscher Rundfunk, WDR,
will broadcast the opening ceremony of the 2005 World
Games at MSV Arena in Duisburg live on Thursday (July
14) from 20:15 hrs. WDR sports director Heribert Fassbender
announced the live transmission at the World Games
Plaza on Tuesday. The live show will be anchored by
Jochen Huette and Okka Gundel.
World Games 2005 GmbH
WDR is available virtually anywhere in Europe from
The 2-hour programme will be worth watching. Argentinian
star tenor José Cura, New Zealand's Hayley
Westenra, the German 'rocking lady' Nena, and Duisburg's
very own Benny Martell plus the Philharmonic Orchestra
make the programme very attractive.