The World Games representatives attended the Smart Cities & Sport Summit 2020 virtually in Lausanne, Switzerland from Tuesday to Wednesday this week. The Summit focused on how forward-thinking cities leverage inclusive sport, physical activity and sporting events to advance sports’ roadmap for transforming communities and contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda.
The World Games had a virtual booth at the Summit that the attendees could visit to learn more about the event. The Summit included six sessions altogether, with presentations from sports organisations and cities and the opportunity to network.
The first day’s Evening Session was presented by the OC President Mr Thomas Bach, speaking about innovation during the pandemic and in the post-COVID-19 world. Other speakers included representatives from the World Health Organisation, Paris 2024, World Taekwondo and the United Nations. Besides The World Games, five IWGA member federations had a booth at the summit: International Canoe Federation, International Federation for Sport Climbing, International Hockey Federation, World Bowling and World Skate. International Wushu Federation and World Triathlon, two sports participating in the invitational sports programme of The World Games 2022, were also present.
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.