The World Games 2017 was the biggest sports event ever hosted in Poland. It left many legacies in the host city Wroclaw, but also in the whole country: The host country established the Polish Non-Olympic Committee, and the committee is based in Wrocław.
Each month, as we draw closer to The World Games 2021 Birmingham, we’ll offer an inside look at everything Birmingham has to offer. This month, we’re highlighting visitor attractions throughout the city.
Double winner at The World Games 2017, Finswimmer Petra Senanszky (HUN) is our Athlete of July 2018!
As the FIFA World Cup drew to a close, football fans can look back on a marvellous tournament that has showcased the nation of Russia. They have celebrated the successes of their countries or are looking forward to a better outcome in 2022.
Biggest sporting event ever held in Poland: Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, declared Open the 10th edition of The World Games in Wroclaw on July 20, 2017 at exactly 20:15. In his speech, Thomas Bach underlined the close ties between The World Games and the Olympic family.
The World Games 2017 are history. But what remains of the biggest multi-sport event in Polish history? The keywords for a host city like Wroclaw are legacy and sustainability. For the IWGA as organiser, it is about lessons learned for the next edition of the multi-sports event.