The first-ever remote Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association (IWGA) will take place tomorrow, 6th November 2020. During the past weeks and months, the IWGA Board, led by President José Perurena, and the staff have been working hard to ensure that everything will run smoothly during the meeting.
Since last week, there have been held obligatory online training sessions for the international federations that will take part in the meeting. The sessions included a mini-webinar chaired by CEO Joachim Gossow, using the meeting platform Zoom, and voting training on the voting platform that will be used in the Annual General Meeting.
“After an intensive testing period and the final training sessions with the IFs yesterday, we are all set to have the remote meeting tomorrow. While it would have been a pleasure to meet all the delegates in person, we are happy to be able to organise the meeting in an alternative way, and in this way fulfil our legal duties towards our members,” IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow says.
The Annual General Meeting was originally planned to be held on 23rd April 2020 in conjunction with the SportAccord Convention, which was cancelled in March. The meeting was moved to 6th November in Lausanne to be held in conjunction with the IF Forum. Subsequently, as a result of continuing COVID-19 uncertainty, the IWGA Executive Committee took the decision to hold the meeting remotely.
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 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.