Congratulations to Valeria Cardenas and Team Germany!
Usain Bolt, the Brazil soccer team of 1970, Tiger Woods, Martina Navratilova, Jackie Robinson, Bob Beamon, Muhammad Ali. All these athletes were great, but they were so much more than that: they were transformational sports people. It requires skill, dedication, and sustained peak fitness to reach the top in sport, and relatively few athletes ever achieve that level.
The 11th edition of The World Games held in Birmingham, was arguably the greatest edition of the quadrennial multi-sport event to be staged so far. The celebration of non-Olympic sport has come so far since its debut edition in Santa Clara, California in 1981. The return to the United States proved to be a great success, with large crowds being thrilled by the dazzling skills of the exceptional athletes present in Alabama. Just like in both the team's and women's competitions, the cream of the competitors rose to the top, providing many quality moments to remember and ensuring that a multitude of long-standing Games records were broken in the process. Who were the male athletes who showed themselves to be Men of Steel in the Southern city famed for its metal production?
A tsunami of noise hits you, as you enter the Miami Marlins Baseball Stadium. Wave after wave of decibels wash over you, as the excited fans shout encouragement in Spanish, bang tambourines, play trumpets, dance, and generally enjoy being part of a global sporting event
Congratulations to Diana Flores from Mexico, IWGA Athlete of the Month for February 2023! It’s for a good reason that we publish this week the news about the quarterback and captain of Flag Football Team Mexico, gold medal winner at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA.
The World Games family already has its sights firmly set on the next Games in Chengdu. This year's IWGA Media Workshop focused on effective public relations for the 12th edition of The World Games (TWG), to be staged from 7th to 17th August 2025. About 60 media officers from the IWGA member federations attended the two-day meeting at IOC headquarters in Lausanne; about 20 of them took the opportunity to follow the workshop online. The workshop was organized by Anna Jacobson, IWGA Head of Communications.
For baseball fans the next fortnight will be one to savour. That is because the World Baseball Classic makes its post Covid return, following its cancellation in 2021. The Classic assembles the best players on the planet all proud to represent their country in what is the most unpredictable tournament in World sport. Fans from America, Asia and the Caribbean will all be hoping their team becomes the fifth World Champion. Here is your guide to what will be a fascinating, unmissable competition.
Ultimate frisbee star VALERIA CARDENAS from Colombia is The World Games Athlete of 2022! CONGRATULATIONS! #wearetheworldgames #aoty #ultimatefrisbee