国際ワールドゲームズ協会が「第11回ワールドゲームズ」の開催日程を2022年夏に延期することを発表しました

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国際ワールドゲームズ協会(IWGA)は、東京オリンピック・パラリンピックの1年延期を受け、2021年に開催予定としていた「第11回ワールドゲームズ(アメリカ・バーミングハム)」の大会開催日程を変更し、1年延期した2022年7月7日~17日とすることを発表しました。

THE WORLD GAMES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MOVES TO JULY 2022 – IWGA –


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WORLD GAMES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MOVES TO JULY 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have agreed to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to move the Tokyo Olympic Games to July 2021 made a significant impact on the planning of The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. Keeping to the original dates in July 2021 would have meant excluding many athletes and officials involved in the Olympics, and would have led to a potential reduction in public and media interest. When the IOC announced its decision, the BOC urgently set about assessing what alternative dates might be viable, particularly as regards venues and accommodation. Meanwhile, the staff of the IWGA were establishing when the vital services provided by key partners, such as Swiss Timing and International Sports Broadcasting, could still be made available.

It soon became clear that only one 10-day period existed in which venues, accommodation and key partner support could be guaranteed: 7–17 July 2022. The IWGA Member Federations with sports on the programme gave their full support to delaying The World Games, and the joint decision of the IWGA and BOC Boards to adopt these new dates was unanimously approved by the federations in a video conference.

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