Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, a newly launched cable television network in the United States, will televise The World Games 2017 from Wroclaw, Poland, from 20-30 July. Coverage of The World Games on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
In addition to television coverage, fans can watch The World Games 24/7 on the Olympic Channel global digital platform. In addition to live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on 20 July, the dedicated 24/7 online channel will begin at 7 a.m. CET on 21 July and continue through to midnight CET on 30 July.
- World Games will be broadcast in more countries than ever before including South America where ESPN Latin will show the Games. The Games will also be broadcast on The World Games Channel, hosted by the IWGA.
“I am delighted in the global interest in The World Games that we are seeing. The World Games 2017 broadcasts will reach a record number of countries. I am very delighted that the Olympic Channel will showcase the high level of our competitions,” IWGA President José Perurena said.
“We are excited to showcase the 10th edition of The World Games on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA,” said Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production & Programming. “This event offers Olympic fans stirring competitions from a variety of sports that offer a glimpse at potential future Olympics competition, along with some venerable classics, like Tug of War and Sumo.”
“We are excited to work with the IWGA to provide a platform for the global distribution of The World Games 2017 to bring more exposure to these sports and athletes,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 10th edition of The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. Over 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and over 110 countries will take part in the Games.