06 Apr 2020

The World Games in Birmingham, USA, postponed to 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and the Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have announced that the next edition of the World Games, which includes drone racing and parachuting canopy piloting, has been moved from 2021 to 2022 (7-17 July). This change follows the IOC’s decision to reschedule the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021.

The BOC stated: “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 regarding venues and accommodation.”

IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow said: “I am very proud of the capable organising team in Birmingham. All organisational main pillars such as venues and accommodation are in place for 2022, and we are able to have exactly the same sports programme as we had planned for 2021.”