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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
2010 World School Games Opening Ceremony
John Carroll University
July 22, 2010

Nearly 300 athletes competed at the inaugural 2010 World School Games held at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio from July 21-25, 2010. Athletes representing China, Kenya, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ghana, Zambia and Northeast Ohio spent the week vying for medals in soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis, and volleyball.

010 World School Games Opening Ceremony at John Carroll University


John Carroll University housed the coaches and athletes from international delegations and served as the host site for both the opening ceremony and closing carnival.

The mission of the World School Games is to provide a world-class cultural, interactive and competitive experience for secondary school athletes. Including:

  • Opening Cultural Ceremonies
  • Cultural & Social Events
  • Cross-Cultural Experience
  • Competitive Sports Competition

The amazing atmosphere during the World School Games proved that through sports, strong friendships can be formed among athletes from around the globe, transcending language barriers and cultural differences.

010 World School Games Opening Ceremony at John Carroll University


The Opening ceremony was a highlight of the event. Other activities included a barbecue social held at Laurel School's Butler Campus and a Cleveland Indians baseball game. The event concluded with a fun festival which gave everyone a chance to enjoy music, play carnival games and exchange gifts.

The Scream Team got things started at the 2010 World School Games Opening Ceremony.

The Scream Team gets things started at the 2010 World School Games at  JCU

Next came the Parade of Athletes.

Parade of student athletes from China at the 2010 World School Games

Parade of student athletes from China


Parade of student athletes from Kenya at the 2010 World School Games

Student athletes from Kenya


Parade of student athletes from Kenya at the 2010 World School Games


Parade of student athletes from Nairobi at the 2010 World School Games


Parade of student athletes from Zambia at the 2010 World School Games

Student athletes from Zambia


Next the National Anthem was sung.

National Anthem at World Student Games

National Anthem at World Student Games

National Anthem at World Student Games



Then David Gilbert, President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission welcomed the student athletes.

David Gilbert, President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Special guest Olympic Gold Medalists Dominique Moceanu and Diana Munz spoke to the student athletes.

Olympic Gold Medalists Dominique Moceanu and Diana Munz



The Olympians asked the athletes a few trivia questions and the winners came up and got to wear a Gold Medal.

Diana Munz Sydney Olympic medals

Diana Munz Olympic medals


Then Olympic Gold Medalist Diana Munz talked about her car accident and facing and working through obstacles.



Olympic Gold Medalist Diana Munz

Olympic Gold Medalist Diana Munz


Then Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu talked about dealing with adversity and injuries.



Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu


A student athlete asked the pair what it felt like to win a medal and stand on the podium.

Another student athlete asked how they could achieve their dreams.



Another student athlete asked Olympic Gold Medalists Dominique Moceanu and Diana Munz how to handle stress and the down days and less-than-perfect practices.

Then the #1 Hip Hop dance team in the NBA - the Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team - came back for an encore performance.

Finally, student athletes from Kenya, Zambia and the Philippines recited the athlete's oath and then lit the torch to begin the 2010 World School Games at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lighting the torch to begin the 2010 World School Games at John Carroll University



Lighting the torch to begin the 2010 World School Games at John Carroll University

Lighting the torch to begin the 2010 World School Games at John Carroll University

Enjoy these photos from the Opening Ceremony


Student athletes from Hong Kong

Student athletes from Hong Kong


Student athletes from Kenya

Student athletes from Kenya


Student athletes from China

Student athletes from China


Olympic Gold Medalists Dominique Moceanu and Diana Munz

Dominique Moceanu and Diana Munz

People's Republic of China student athletes

Student athletes from People's Republic of China


Student athletes from Peoples' Republic of China


Student athletes from Hong Kong

Student athletes from Hong Kong


Student athletes from Kenya

Student athletes from Kenya


Student athletes from Kenya


Student athletes from Kenya


Diva Club Girls


Dominique Moceanu signs a student athletes shirt

Dominique Moceanu and a fan from Taipei


Dominique Moceanu and a fan from Taipei


Diana Munz signs a fan's shirt

Diana Munz


Diana Munz and a fan


More about Dominique Moceanu

More about Diana Munz


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