On April 23, 2020, The 11th edition of World Games which is to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, US (United States), unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The World Games 2021 Birmingham has been renamed to World Games 2022 Birmingham.Key Points:
i.The World Games was initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held from July 7 to 17, 2022 to accommodate the one-year postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
ii.The organizing committee has also unveiled a new website.
iii.The International Olympic Committee postponed the Summer Olympics to 2021, it agreed to retain the name “Tokyo 2020”. However, the Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) and the International World Games Association (IWGA) decided to adopt a new moniker.
About World Games:
i.The World Games will be held every 4 years, one year after the Summer Olympic Games.
ii.The World Games are organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
iii.The first event of World Games was held in 1981 in Santa Clara, California, United States (US).
iv.So after Santa Clara 1981, the inaugural edition, the World Games will return to the US. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and it will be the first time that the city hosts an international multi-sport event.
v.Some of the sports that are held at the World Games are acrobatic gymnastics, ultimate, orienteering, karate, powerlifting, finswimming, squash, korfball, billiards, water skiing, and dance sport.
About International World Games Association:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.
President– José PerurenaLópez.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Joachim Gossow.