9th May 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association (IWGA), held today in Queensland Australia, unanimously ratified the decision of the Executive Committee taken the previous day to award The World Games 2025 to Chengdu.
Chengdu Mayor, Mr Luo Qiang, said: “Chengdu highly appreciates the concept of the IWGA and believe that it is in line with Chengdu’s development philosophy. We are confident that, under the guidance of the IWGA and the support from the Chinese Olympic Committee and governments of all levels, Chengdu can offer the world a successful and excellent World Games, a precious legacy to Chengdu and The World Games.”
The delegates attending the IWGA’s AGM were given a first impression of the city and what it can offer as host of a multi-sport event by the delegation of the future host with an impressive presentation. Chengdu, a city with 20 million inhabitants and the capital of Sichuan province, is organising several multi-sports events in the next few years.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the IWGA under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15th – 25th July 2021. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games.
3-event waterskiing (slalom, trick and jump) and wakeboard medal disciplines will be included in the sports programme for both men and women.
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing
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