The official Sports Programme for The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama – USA has just been published at the Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association (IWGA), which is taking place during the SportAccord summit in Bangkok, Thailand. 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in 30 official sports when The World Games return to the United States for the first time since 1981.
A total of 30 official sports will be showcased at the multi-sport event, to be held from 7 to 17 July 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. Information regarding to disciplines from each sport that will feature in the Games will be published later this year.
IWGA President José Perurena says: “I’m sure this programme will be attractive for spectators, both on site and on screen. It strikes a good balance between team and individual sports, and demands widely varying skills such as strength, precision, control, artistry, endurance, courage and agility. We took account of all the reports on last year’s Wroclaw Games and the performance of our various federations. Now we have to fine tune the specific events in association with our federations. We’re all set for great Games in Birmingham 2021.”
Some of the 30 sports were on the official programme of the very first edition of The World Games in Santa Clara (USA) in 1981: for Bowling, Finswimming, Gymnastics, Karate, Powerlifting, Racquetball, Roller Sports, Softball, Tug of War and Water Ski, the 11th edition of The World Games will also be their 40th anniversary at the Games.
Sports at The World Games 2021:
Artistic & Dance Sport
Boules Sports (CMSB)
Tug of War (TWIF)
Air Sports (FAI)
Flying Disc (WFDF)
Roller Sports (World Skate)
Sport Climbing (IFSC)
Waterski & Wakeboard (IWWF)
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-25 July 2021. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games.
Official Website: http://theworldgames2021.com/
THE WORLD GAMES: ANNA ARZHANOVA RE-ELECTED IN THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
In the IWGA annual general meeting Jose Perurena re-elected president for the next 4 years
Anna Arzhanova (President of World Underwater Federation CMAS) was re-elected as member of the International World Games Association executive commitee, during the annual general meeting held in Bangkok (Thailand). CMAS president will continue her work for 2018-2022 in a partially renewed board: Max Bishop (World Air Sports Federation) stays as vice president, Lukas Hinder (World DanceSport Federation) is the new treasurer. In the executive committee new faces are Volker Bernardi (World Flying Disc Federation), Antonio Espinos (World Karate Federation) and Jan Fransoo (International Korfball Federation). After a great work that layed the foundation for the success of The World Games held in Wroclaw (Poland) in 2017, IWGA now look forward to the 2021 edition in Birmingham (USA).