The Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association will take place on 6th November 2020. As previously announced, the meeting will take place remotely. “In these difficult times, we want to keep our activities going as normally as possible, in order to inform our Members adequately and to fulfil our legal duties towards our Members,” says IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow. “A virtual meeting with remote voting presents us with all kinds of new challenges. Our Board and our staff are working hard to ensure that everything will run smoothly during the annual meeting.”
The agenda of the meeting is in principle the same as that which was sent out for the meeting originally planned for April. Some agenda items have been updated, and the meeting concentrates mainly on constitutional, strategical, and financial topics. As participants, the federations nominate one representative to the meeting with the right to speak and vote, and a maximum of two observer delegates.
“Our member federations need to familiarise themselves with the conference call platform and the voting platform beforehand, so as to be able to vote and speak in the meeting. Mandatory online voting training sessions will be organised in the weeks leading up to the meeting, to ensure a smooth meeting for all,” 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.