240 000 participants at 26 venues and in the fan zone, 10 days of competition, 3 500 athletes from 111 countries, 1 600 volunteers, 700 journalists from 50 countries – that is The World Games 2017 by the numbers.
When looking at medal tallies, we often focus on the leaders on the list. However, some countries further down on the list might have had their most successful Games ever, and are enjoying the medals as much, if not more, than the ones higher up.
The World Games 2017 saw some surprise winners and several last-chance gold medals. Let’s remind ourselves of some of the highlights of the Games.
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The World Games 2017 ended 8 days ago. Let’s remind ourselves of some of the highlights of the Games:
The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, took place 20–30 July. Altogether 240 000 people present in Wroclaw saw over 3200 athletes compete in 31 different sports. The athletes from 111 countries enjoyed the warm hospitality of the city and the top class venues that allowed them to perform at the best possible level.