Bidding for The World Games 2025
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has opened the bidding process for The 12th World Games, scheduled for 2025. The bidding document is now available.
Deadline for the bids by potential host cities is 31 July 2018. The host contract will be officially signed at the IWGA Annual General Meeting in spring 2019. Potential bidders have the advantage that the host of this 11-day international multi-sports event is not required to build new sports facilities for the various sports and disciplines of the games.
In 2017 Wroclaw, Poland hosted the 10th edition of the multi-sport event. The World Games 2017 attracted approximately 250,000 spectators. The competitions could be watched on TV in 115 countries and were broadcast over the Olympic Channel worldwide. The Games in July 2017 were covered by as many as 2,000 hours of TV broadcast. The World Games 2021 will be held in Birmingham, Alabama.
The World Games takes place every four years in the year following the Olympic Games. The Games showcases 30+ sports, including DanceSport, Squash, Tug of War, Gymnastics, Sport Climbing and Karate. Approximately 5,000 athletes, coaches and officials from more than 110 countries will take part in the official and invitational sports programme of The World Games 2025. The athletes will compete for the gold medals in approximately 200 medal events during the Games.