Governing Documents

In its Constitution and through its actions, the IWGA explicitly upholds and promotes the principles and values that are defined in the Olympic Charter. The commitment to fair-play and the commitment to clean sport apply to The World Games.

The IWGA adopts the World Anti-Doping Code and enforces its Anti-Doping Rules in compliance with the norms and standards of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Consistent with the practice of the Olympic Movement, it refers any conflict or dispute arising from The World Games and/or its other activities to the resolution through the Court of Arbitration in Sport.

The governing documents of the IWGA seek to ensure that the affairs of the Association are conducted in accordance with the principles of good governance. The governing documents are the following.

  • The Constitution of the International World Games Association establishes, in conjunction with the By-Laws, the overall objects, fundamental principles, functions, roles, policies and procedures of the IWGA.
  • The Rules of The World Games govern all aspects of organizing and staging the multi-sport event. They define the roles and responsibilities of the IWGA and the Host City in the partnership entered into for the purpose of organizing and staging The World Games.
  • The Anti-Doping Rules are adopted and implemented in conformance with the responsibilities of the IWGA under the World Anti-Doping Code, and are in furtherance of the continuing efforts undertaken by the IWGA to eradicate doping in The World Games.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding between the International Olympic Committee and the IWGA defines the cooperation between the two organizations.


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