The World Games – under the patronage of the IOC – a quadrennial and multidisciplinary sports event, which showcase 35+ sports, and approximately 4,500 athletes and officials from 100 member countries, has become one of the major sporting events in the world. Sports trying to get into the Olympic Program will try to present themselves in the best possible way at this major sporting event.

Wroclaw (Poland) will be the host of the 2017 World Games, in which Muaythai has been included into the official sports program. Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia) have applied to the International World Games Association (IWGA) to host the 11th edition of this major sporting event. The host city for the 2021 World Games will be announced in Lausanne at 11:15 on Thursday 22 January. These three cities which made it into the final selection will have their fingers crossed on which one will celebrate when the winner is announced. IFMA wishes all the cities the best of luck and all the athletes from around the world are looking forward to 2017.