Online vote until 31st January to determine the “Best of the Best”
24 Candidates – One Title: The World Games Athlete of the Year. The race is on: the International World Games Association (IWGA) has now launched its online vote for the athlete or the team of the year 2021.
Building up to BHM: Eef van Dongen
Orienteer Eef van Dongen (NED) has a very unusual story about how she qualified for The World Games 2022. Van Dongen comes from a country that only has 450 registered orienteers altogether, and she had never even tried the sport before 2018! Yet in 2021 she finished 16th in the World Orienteering Championships, earning her ticket to The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is this week’s athlete Building up to Birmingham!