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IWGA to confirm the World Games host

By Yutang Sports Thursday, 11 Apr 2024 17:09

The International World Games Association (IWGA) will announce the location for The World Games 2029 at the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit today after finalising its choice at yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting.

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President José Perurena told The Daily the IWGA has selected its preferred destination from a shortlist of three and will inform the unsuccessful candidates before revealing its choice.

Perurena added that the immediate focus will now be on The World Games Chengdu 2025 and on the new World Games Series (WGS), which will serve as test events and qualifying opportunities. 

Chengdu 2025 will take place from 7-17 August 2025, with the first WGS scheduled for Hong Kong in April next year and a second event at venues that will be used for The World Games in China.

Perurena arrived at SportAccord two days after returning from his latest fact-finding trip to Chengdu alongside the IWGA’s technical team.

“The facilities for sport and for the athletes are excellent,” he said. “The deadline for qualification is April 2025 and we will welcome around 5,000 athletes from more than 100 countries to Chengdu.

“There are about 23 million people in the Chengdu area and the expectation is that every event will be full. It is a big opportunity for spectators to see competitions in baseball-softball, flag football, lacrosse and squash before they appear in the Olympic programme at LA28.”


The SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2024 is supported by a number of strong partners and suppliers:

Gold Partner: Sport Event Denmark

Silver Partners: EventScotlandExplore EdmontonTourism & Events Queensland

Bronze Partner: Sport Liverpool Sports Authority Thailand

Official Suppliers: DB SchenkerWiz-Team

About SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 

The SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit brings together around 1,500 leaders and key decision makers from over 120 International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee, and organisations involved in the business of sport. 

The Summit provides an unrivalled platform enabling global business leaders and host cities to have access to all the International Federations and their stakeholders in one location over several days. 

This unique event is a combination of official sports meetings, networking gatherings, a themed conference programme, and exhibition space enabling International Federations, industry, cities and regions to showcase and advance their sport, services and facilities. 


SportAccord is a sports event organisation based in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, Switzerland, and governed by stakeholders representing the Olympic and non-Olympic International Federations.  

It brings together International Federations and organisations involved in the business of sport with the aim to serve, promote and protect the common interests of its stakeholders, help them achieve their global objectives and facilitate knowledge-sharing.

SportAccord’s stakeholders include:

ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations)

WOF (Winter Olympic Federations)

ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations)

AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport)

Visit SportAccord.sport for more information.

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