Sports and Event
In the middle of the 90’s everything began with a junior world championship of the sport acrobats and the building of the Olympia-leisure center, organized by the bob-sports Olympic winner Harald Czudai. Riesa more and more got rid of its reputation as a grey city of industry and developed to a city of sports with a high number of top-class sports events. Of course the erdgas arena, which is one of the largest banquet halls in the east of the country, is the focus of the sport’s world, when championships of all different types of sport take place here. But also people from Riesa are member of sport clubs, which offer the whole palette of free time- and competitive sports. The “Sportclub Riesa” counts more than 2.000 members. A Track and Field stadium, an indoor- and free time swimming pool, various, party new built gyms and football fields are available for the clubs. The RIO-walk between Riesa and Oschatz, the dragon boat festival, the port cup, the sports weekend around the erdgas arena, the beach volleyball week are sportive highlights, at which people from Riesa and guests participate. With the same enthusiasm people from Riesa are hosts for athletes from the whole world again and again- for example during the dance week, when the best tap tap-dancers meet in the erdgas arena in November and December and the show-dancers pull the audience in their spell with shows, that are comparable to Broadway. For years both of them elect their world champions in Riesa. Their slogan at the preliminaries is “See you in Riesa”. Why not?