At the World Games stall. Front: E. Kaspers, P. Orzol; Back: J. Gossow, R. Spaniel, R. Enzweiler (from the left)
The Congress of the World Sports Presidents in Colorado Springs was opened officially on the evening of November 21, 2002. Among the participants there is a delegation of the World Games 2005 Ltd. led by its Managing Director Reinhold Spaniel and the Chairman of the Duisburg Sports Committee, Rainer Enzweiler.
Already before the opening ceremony the Duisburg information stall could be set up. So during the celebration first talks were held with representatives of the International Sports Federations.
These talks centred on the sports programme and the positioning of the individual sports in the competition schedule. The talks have reached a final stage so that the organizers from Duisburg will probably be able to present the definite programme to the public before the end of this year.
The Duisburg group in Colorado Springs was joined by Edgar Kaspers, event manager of the König brewery. As one of the sponsors of the World Games 2005 Ltd. he is busy establishing contacts to the Sports Federations to be able to assist in the elaboration of sponsoring concepts.