Thursday 22 January, the IWGA will announce the name of the Host City for The World Games 2021. Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia) have applied to host the 11th edition of our multi-sport event in 2021. The announcement today and can be watched live on The World Games Channel.

IWGA President José Perurena will present the result of the Executive Committee’s vote at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne today at 11:15am (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). This announcement is subject to successful negotiation of contractual conditions, and subsequent confirmation by the IWGA‘s AGM in April 2015.

The IWGA Bid Evaluation Commission was headed by Vice President Max Bishop. The decision on the host city for 2021 will be taken by the IWGA Executive board after the final presentations of Birmingham, Lima and Ufa on the 21 January at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne.

The World Games – under the patronage of the IOC – are a quadrennial and multidisciplinary sports event, which showcase 35+ sports, such as Gymnastics, Squash, Tug of War, Sumo and Roller Sports. About 4,500 athletes and officials from approximately 100 countries take part in The World Games.