The names of the candidates for The Team of the Year will be published on 5th January, 2023 12:00 GMT.
Voting begins at 12:00 GMT on 10th January, 2023.
From 22nd January, 2023 at 12:00 GMT, only the 7 highest ranked candidates at that time will continue in the race. All candidates will re-start with 0 votes.
Voting ends on 31st January, 2023 at 12:00 GMT.
You can give your votes to the candidates on The World Games website once per 24 hours. Votes must be given each time to two candidates: 2 votes to your first-choice candidate and 1 vote to your second-choice candidate. If you try to give votes to one candidate only, the votes will not be registered.
The numbers of votes cast for each candidate will be visible throughout the campaign.
All voters shall act in accordance with fair play in sport. The IWGA will scrutinise the voting process closely, and any anomalies that appear will be investigated. Any conduct that is against the sporting spirit may result in consequences.
You can vote for your candidate once every 24 hours.
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At The World Games the German team put up an impressive showing, defeating the dominant Team USA in pool play after coming into the competition as the second-to-last seed. They went undefeated through the first three days of the Games. They finally finished just off the podium in 4th place, but proved they're a team to watch for years to come.Close
The German Women’s Team won gold when women’s Fistball made its debut at The World Games in 2022. This gave them the last missing gold to complete their international title collection: they are 7-time World and 11-time European champions.Close
Men’s Tug of War 640 kg has been on the programme of The World Games since the beginning,and Switzerland has pulled in this weight class for all these years. They have won 6 gold and 4 silver medals; this is a country-record at The World Games. In 2022 they won gold both at The World Games and at the World Championships. Their coach has a silver from the Games in 1981 and gold from 2005!Close
Colombia Men’s Relay team won gold in 4X50 m Surface and silver in 4X100 m Surface at The World Games. In the team: Juan Camilo RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ, Juan David DUQUE JIMENEZ, Mauricio FERNANDEZ, Juan Fernando OCAMPO LOZADA.Close
Latvia played an outstanding event at The World Games 2022 finishing fourth. It was their first time in the medal Games, and they got good results against all top teams (6-6 draw against the reigning World Champions Sweden). Their goalkeeper Janis Salcevics was awarded the Athlete of the Day on 12th July and was also included in the tournament All-Star Team.Close
USA Women's Softball Team won the Softball final at The World Games 2022 on home soil in a re-match against the reigning Olympic champions from Tokyo 2020, Japan.Close
Canada’s Women’s team won their first-ever senior gold medal in the country’s history at The World Games 2022. They defeated rivals USA, the highest seeded team in the tournament, in a thrilling 14-12 final (tied 12-12 in the fourth quarter). They went 5-0 overall with a final goal differential of +34. The team was led by the most productive player in the women’s competition: Aurora Cordingley with 13 goals and 9 assists.Close
The Netherlands were always the team to beat at The World Games 2022. They came to Birmingham to claim the gold medal, and that’s what they did. Their victory at this edition was a special one, as it marked their 10th title in The World Games history. Furthermore, the team made various efforts to promote and develop Korfball in Birmingham before and during The World Games. They were involved in various Korfball clinics at elementary schools, and convinced Basketball legend Charles Barkley to take a chance at Korfball during a meet-up in the city.Close
Croatia won The World Games gold for the first time in 2022. It was their second championship gold in two months, after winning the 2022 IHF Beach Handball World Championship in June.Close
Sara Lopez and Daniel Munoz (COL) won the Mixed Team Archery World Cup earlier in 2022 and repeated their victory at The World Games, with the tightest possible result against the Netherlands.Close
The French women's Canoe Polo team won their first-ever World Games title in Birmingham 2022, ending the dominating run of the German team who were red hot pre-Games favourites.Close
Out of the 12 Team USA Muaythai athletes that competed at The World Games 2022, eight came home with a medal. Charlsey Maner and Aaron Ortiz won USA’s first-ever Muaythai gold medals at The World Games. Bronze-medallist Janet Garcia won the IFMA Best Wai Kru Award.Close