The World Games and Olympic Games champion in Karate, Sandra Sanchez (ESP), is announced as the chairperson of the new Athletes’ Committee of the International World Games Association (IWGA). The Committee will be established in early February, but Sanchez’ nomination was approved by the IWGA Executive Committee at its recent meeting.
The history of The World Games has found a new home in Lausanne. A few days ago, 300 boxes and more than 50 folders with documents, photos and videos arrived at the headquarters of the International World Games Association. Co Koren, former Secretary General of the IWGA, handed over the material; he has been collecting and documenting these assets over the past four decades. The carefully labelled boxes arrived in Lausanne by van from Hoensbroek in The Netherlands, Co Koren's place of residence.
The Final Round is under way! Who will be The World Games Athlete of the Year 2022? Which team will be Team of the Year? Fans have until January 31st to vote. Go to the ballot box here: www.theworldgames.org/pages/athlete-and-team-of-the-year-2022.
The first round of the voting for The World Games Athlete and Team of the Year 2022 will close on 22nd January and determine the finalists: the 10 athletes and 7 teams with the most votes will go through to the final round. Therefore, fans of the sports and athletes have 3 days the time to make sure their favourite stays on the race. Voting takes place on the IWGA website.
The 11th edition of The World Games held in Birmingham, Alabama can justifiably lay claim to be the best edition of the multi-sport celebration ever held. An unprecedented three-quarters of the nations competing enjoyed podium success, and multiple competitors rewrote the history books with astonishing performances. I would go so far as to claim that the American city was privileged to see the greatest collection of athletes ever assembled for any edition of The World Games.
In the coming days, the International World Games Association (IWGA) is taking the next step on the road to Chengdu. The applications from the International Member Federations for participation in the sports programme of The World Games 2025 (7-17 August 2025) in the Peoples Republic of China have been sent in, and are now under evaluation.
Vote here: https://www.theworldgames.org/awards/Athlete-of-the-Year-2022-108 #wearetheworldgames #aoty #roadtochengdu