Generation Games

Generation Games
Generation Games

September/October annually

The Netherlands and many other cities on all continents

Generation Games, World Trade Center Rotterdam

1,700 people in 2015 in Lausanne

The Generation Games is an intergenerational event making connections between people of all ages through sport. In all activities of the sporting event generations work closely together.
It is a fun grassroots sporting event in the city: teams of generations (children, parents, grandparents) participate in various sports. One element is the Generation Games Decathlon: teams of at least 2 generations get the opportunity to participate in sports like in football, (wheelchair) tennis, basketball, chess, judo, rowing, fitness, etc.
Next to making these important generation-connections, another major objective of this sporting event is to stimulate people of all ages to have an active and healthy lifestyle. Research have indeed shown that sport-minded and active parents are more likely to have active children and sportive kids are likely to inspire parents and grandparents to be active as well.
The concepts shared with cities around the world, with the relay baton as symbol. The creative concept is very flexible, cities can decide how many sports are offered during the event, size of the event, etc. Partners can contribute in kind (for instance sports material), with commitment and enthusiasm. There is much co-creation involved, and the event can be organised with very limited budget.

Occupation: Student , Working

Location: City, Small village

Age: Kid , Youth, Adult