Poland creates 'non-Olympic Committee' after hosting World Games
Poland has created a ‘non-Olympic Committee’ to help promote non-Olympic sports as a direct result of Wroclaw’s hosting of the last year’s World Games, according to the International World Games Association.
The committee, which is based in Wroclaw, is headed by Tomasz Dauerman, who wrote in a letter to IWGA president José Perurena: “The main goal is to develop and promote non-Olympic disciplines as well as to prepare the Polish team for the next World Games in 2021.
"Medals won by our National Team at The World Games 2017 gave Poland the best results in the history of our participation. This sporting success is why the partnership with the International World Games Association and International Federations is a key goal of the Polish Non-Olympic Committee's strategy.”
Over 20 sports organisations have already become members and the number is “constantly growing,” the IWGA said.
Dauerman added: “I am convinced that our close cooperation will contribute to the development of non-Olympic sport in Poland, further strengthening its position in the international arena.”
The Polish team achieved its best result ever at the World Games in Wroclaw, winning 20 medals.
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