With exactly two years to go to the opening ceremony of The World Games 2022, a detailed Sports Programme for the official sports, including disciplines and events, has been published.
The official Sports Programme includes 30 sports, 54 disciplines and 207 medal events. Most of the sports were on the programme of the previous edition of The World Games in 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, but Softball and Racquetball are returning to the Games after a longer break. Completely new disciplines in The World Games official programme are Drone Racing (Air Sports), Canoe Marathon (Canoe), Breaking (DanceSport), Women’s Fistball, Parkour (Gymnastics) and Men’s Lacrosse. Women’s Lacrosse was in the official programme for the first time in 2017.
“The official sports had already been ratified and announced during SportAccord 2018, but following the Covid-related postponement, we had to be sure that all venues, accommodation and service partners secured for the events in 2021 were available in 2022 as well”, Head of Games Services Sebastian Garvens says. “Two years ahead of The World Games 2022 Birmingham opening ceremony, I’m excited that we can announce the overall gender-balanced events programme for our member federations, featuring new disciplines, extended mixed-gender competitions and innovative formats such as Six-a-side Lacrosse, Drone Racing, mixed-gender Tug of War, Breaking and Parkour.
It has been a pleasure to see the positive spirit of collaboration between our member federations and the Birmingham Organising Committee, everybody committed to delivering enhanced competitions for both athletes and spectators”, Garvens concludes.
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.