Road to Chengdu 2025: 2nd Coordination Committee (CoCom) meeting

Road to Chengdu 2025: 2nd Coordination Committee (CoCom) meeting

The Chengdu 2025 Organising Committee hosted the 2nd Coordination Committee meeting as well as a series of working meetings from 1-3 April 2024, shortly after the significant milestone of 500 days to go to the 12th edition of The World Games was reached.

The official visit in the city that will host The World Games’ 35 sports from 7-17 August 2025 was made by an IWGA delegation led by President José Perurena and CEO Joachim Gossow. On the Local Organising Committee (LOC) side, the working meetings were headed by Ms. Zhang Ruiquin, Deputy Head of the Preparatory Group for TWG 2025. The visit’s aim was to learn about the progress of the Games preparations, and it was reported that significant advancements were made in key areas such as accreditation, accommodation, marketing and promotion of the event.

On the evening of 2 April, President Perurena, IWGA CoCom Members and staff gathered for a meeting with Ms. Shi Xiaolin, Deputy Secretary General of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Vice-Chairperson of TWG 2025 Organising Committee. Successful discussions focused on various facets of the organisation, showing the organisers’ readiness to host the Games in the region.

The IWGA delegation was then invited for a dinner with Sichuan Governor Mr. Huang and Chengdu Mayor Mr. Wang, who reaffirmed Chengdu’s and the Sichuan province’s commitment to deliver the best-ever edition of TWG.

The 2nd Coordination Committee was held on 3 April at the Tianfu International Hotel Complex. Discussions and presentations were led by Ms. Song Xueying, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Mr. Chen Xingdong, Deputy Director General of Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau and Mr. Xu Xingguo, Vice-Mayor of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government.

Prior to the official start of the CoCom meeting, a Marketing Plan Agreement was officially signed between the IWGA and the LOC. The plan calls for close cooperation between both parties to further commercially promote TWG 2025. The CoCom meeting was productive and highlighted the strong team spirit and collaborative efforts between the LOC and the IWGA.

IWGA President Perurena praised the LOC work: “We are all very pleased with the progress in the preparations and we appreciated the LOC’s efforts in key sectors. The IWGA is particularly grateful for the amount of support the Chinese Olympic Committee has provided since the very start of the adventure. Preparations are going in the right direction in all aspects. We are looking forward to attending The World Games next summer and I am convinced, after my fourth visit to Chengdu, that our Chinese partners will deliver yet another remarkable sports event for all the stakeholders.”

During their stay, the IWGA also had the opportunity to tour several competition venues, the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.

The IWGA looks forward to welcoming the delegation of Chengdu to the IWGA Annual General Meeting on 1 May 2024, during which the official logo of TWG 2025 will be unveiled to the world. Another major milestone of 2024 will be the 2nd Competition Manager meeting to be in held in conjuction with the 2nd edition of the IWGA National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Sports Organisations (NSOs) Meeting in October in Chengdu.

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is a non-profit-making international sports organisation recognised and supported by the International Olympic Committee. The IWGA comprises 38 International Member Sports Federations. It administers and promotes The World Games (TWG), a multi-sport event held every four years that features around 35 sports on its programme. The next edition of TWG will be in Chengdu (CHN) from 7-17 August 2025. 5,000 participants from more than 100 countries are expected to take part in this 12th edition. The latest Games were hosted by Birmingham, Alabama (USA).


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