World Games open in Poland
The World Games, which will see thousands of people compete in 31 non-Olympic sports over ten days, are to be opened in tWrocław on Thursday.
An opening ceremony - an extravagant multi-media production with performances by some 400 artists, including Polish pop stars and a symphony orchestra - will launch the games on Thursday evening.
The World Games are held every four years, a year after the summer Olympics.
Wrocław will be the 10th city to host the games, which have been held since 1981.
World Games sports include speedway, floorball, billiards, squash, dancesport, bodybuilding, parachuting, sumo, frisbee and American football.