Games - 14 Feb 2017
The IWGA Headquarters has moved to a new building: as of Monday 13th February, the IWGA Office has a floor in the old building of the FIG. Member federations and partners can update their address books with the new address for IWGA: Avenue de la Gare 12, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Games - 24 Jan 2017
Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, has confirmed that he will be present at The World Games Opening Ceremony in Wroclaw on 20th July 2017. In his letter to IWGA President José Perurena, the IOC President states that he will also attend several sports events during his stay.
Games - 19 Dec 2016
During their recent visit to Birmingham/Alabama, José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, and CEO Joachim Gossow met representatives of the Birmingham Local Organizing Committee (BOC) and Chester Wheeler, responsible for marketing and media within the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Games - 15 Sep 2016
The European Sports Federation members of the European Championships Board are pleased to announce the start of the host venue selection process for the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event.
Games - 20 Apr 2016
The International World Games Association (IWGA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on a new Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday. IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and President José Perurena of the IWGA signed this important agreement about mutual support during the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne. This document supersedes the previous Memorandum of Understanding dated 27 October 2000.
Games - 04 Mar 2016
The Special Olympics has a special place in Irish hearts since the hosting of the World Games here in 2003. Nelson Mandela, a packed Croke Park, Mohammed Ali lighting the flame and host towns making Céad Míle Fáilte so much more than a phrase will live long in the collective consciousness of those who were around at the time.
Games - 04 Feb 2016
The Wrocław Organising Committee (WOC) announced that the Polish production company ATM System will be the host broadcaster of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland, 20-30 July 2017.
Games - 01 Feb 2016
And the winner is… Mwai Kumwenda from Malawi. The 26-year-old netball player was elected as our IWGA Athlete of the Year 2015. She topped the poll with a huge 17,910 votes.
Games - 27 Oct 2015
The XX ANOC General Assembly will be held in Washington, D.C./USA this week. In advance of this meeting, IOC President Thomas Bach has sent a letter to the Presidents of the 206 National Olympic Committees stressing the importance of The World Games.
Games - 28 Aug 2015
The opening and closing ceremonies of international sporting events in the 21st century have become their own genre of epic theatre. Used by host nations to communicate their history, achievements, values and ideals, the ability to conceptualise, design and deliver these vast spectacles is the preserve of a handful of elite international creative and technical agencies.