Olympics.com will broadcast from The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA. The sports content hub of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will stream competitions of 34 sports, (58 disciplines) from 7th to 17th July 2022. All highlights of the multi-sport event hosted by the International World Games Association (IWGA) will be available world-wide on a permanent 24/7 channel and on up to eight parallel live streams.
The agreement with Olympic Channel Services (OCS) will see a comprehensive digital offering to stream the live action from The World Games 2022. This will be the second time the Games will be streamed on the platform, following its success in 2017.
This service is also available in the USA. Live streaming from The World Games will be embedded into the IWGA's website theworldgames.org and the host city TWG2022.com. Users of the TWG 2022 app also have the option to watch the stream on their mobile device. However there are restrictions for countries where TV stations have acquired the rights to TWG 2022. Here, a so-called geo-blocking prevents transmission via the internet.
IWGA President José Perurena was very pleased that the cooperation between the Olympic Channel and the IWGA could be agreed again. "In 2017, when Wroclaw in Poland hosted The World Games, we were able to ensure for the first time that sports fans all over the world could watch the competitions. For Birmingham, we have been able to extend this offer. The fact that we can use up to eight streams simultaneously means that no one will miss any of the highlights of the Games. And I can already promise that there will be numerous spectacular events." José Perurena added: "This ensures that the Games, but more importantly to me, our outstanding athletes, get the attention they deserve."
Nick Sellers, CEO of the BOC, spoke of an "important partnership between the IWGA and the Olympic Channel, to ensure global digital distribution of The World Games 2022 in Birmingham."
Mark Parkman, General Manager, Olympic Channel Services, said: "One of the objectives of the Olympic Channel is to support all sports within the Olympic Movement. Our coverage of The World Games 2017 was one of our most successful live events to date on the global digital platform, and demonstrates the world-wide appeal of these sports."
The signal for the video stream is provided by the host broadcaster ISB from Madrid. The high-class production uses olympics.com to provide comprehensive coverage of the eleventh edition of TWG. The live streams are each accompanied by English-language commentary. The live graphics, including virtual graphics for the first time for the TWG, are provided by IWGA partner Swiss Timing.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association, organised with the support 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 34 sports and over 100 countries will take part in The World Games.