The World Games have been postponed by a year. This will now take place in 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States which was earlier scheduled in 2021. This update was shared recently by IWGA President. This will be the 11th edition of “The World Games” after successfully completed 10th edition in 2017. The World Games are held in every four years.
This decision is taken to avoid any clash with the 2021 Olympics held in Tokyo. The Olympics is also postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. The first event of “The World Games 2022” will begin on Thursday, 7th July’2022 and ends on Sunday, 17th July’2022. This has never happened before in the World Games history since 1981. The World Games are held in every 4 years.
IWGA President Mr. José Perurena praises Nick Sellers, the CEO of the Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) and said his team reacted very quickly on this decision. They co-ordinated with the City of Birmingham and IWGA to finalize the implementation. He said all participating members and teams welcomed this postponement. They have also made this clear to the public and their fan base. All confirmed their commitments for a successful event in 2022.
The World Games 2022 will include almost 32 games. Few of the games were already excluded from World Games and they are now part of Olympics. Few of these excluded games are Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Taekwondo, Women’s Weightlifting etc. Almost 3600 athletes from around 100 countries take part in these games and show their best performances.
The official sports of World Games are Artistic and dance sports, Ball sports, Martial arts, Precision sports, Strength sports, Trend sports, Invitational sports. The same was followed in 2017 World Games programme.
Frequently Asked Question
How many people attend the World Games?
The people attending the World Games are increasing on almost every event. The last edition was held in 2017 in Poland and almost 163 thousand spectators attend this event of World Games.
When will The World Games takes place.
The World Games are now cancelled in 2021 and postponed to 2022. These will be held on 7th to 17th July 2022.
Where in the world is games?
The coming World Games will held in Birmingham, United States and will start on 7th July 2022 to 17th July 2022.
What events are in the World Games?
As per the IWGA the official sports of World Games are Artistic and dance sports, Ball sports, Martial arts, Precision sports, Strength sports, Trend sports, Invitational sports which includes gymnastics, karate, powerlifting, finswimming, squash, korfball, billiards, water skiing, and dance sport etc.