Press Releases

Please send your press release to news@sportcal.com.

Due to the high volume of press releases received, Sportcal is unable to guarantee publication.

If your business is looking to communicate its story with influential sports contacts on a specified date, please contact clientservices@sportcal.com for details of Sportcal’s cost-effective press release distribution platform.

Showing 1 to 50 of 232 records |
Multi-sport games - 15 Jul 2019 - Events
The Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade finished in spectacular style as the Closing Ceremony officially ended the 12-day celebration of university student sport.
Multi-sport games - 22 Mar 2019 - Federations & NOCs
CHENGDU, People’s Republic of China – With two years and four months to go for the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu in 2021, a FISU delegation conducted its very first inspection visit after the official attribution of the event.
Multi-sport games - 30 Jul 2018 - Events
The Games, held under the flag of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and hosted by Portuguese University Sport Federation (FADU), City of Coimbra, University of Coimbra, and Academic Association of Coimbra (Academica), brought together over 4,000 participants representing 291 universities from 38 countries across 13 different sports.
Multi-sport games - 24 Apr 2018 - Events
Today marks 100 days to go until sporting history is made through Glasgow and Berlin’s co-hosting of the first-ever combined European Championships.
Multi-sport games - 13 Apr 2018 - Events
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are now reaching their climax and once more, Wiz-Team’s solutions are being used to support major event operations.
Multi-sport games - 12 Feb 2018 - Events
The World Games 2017, held in Wrocław, Poland, attracted 240,000 spectators and generated US$23 million in direct economic impact to the local economy, according to a study conducted by Sportcal.
Multi-sport games - 01 Feb 2018 - Events
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) invites cities interested in hosting the 24th edition of Summer Deaflympics and the 20th edition of the Winter Deaflympics.
Multi-sport games - 31 Aug 2017 - Events
Taipei, 30 August 2017 – At the end of an exceptional Closing Ceremony in Taipei Stadium, the 29th Summer Universiade drew to a successful close earlier this evening. The ceremony marked the end of an outstanding 12 days of sport, education and culture. 7,734 athletes from 134 countries competed in 271 medal events across 21 different sports.  
Multi-sport games - 18 Aug 2017 - Events
240 000 participants at 26 venues and in the fan zone, 10 days of competition, 3 500 athletes from 111 countries, 1 600 volunteers, 700 journalists from 50 countries – that is The World Games 2017 by the numbers.
Multi-sport games - 03 Aug 2017 - Events
The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, took place 20–30 July. Altogether 240 000 people present in Wroclaw saw over 3200 athletes compete in 31 different sports.
Multi-sport games - 27 Jul 2017 - Events
IOC congratulates IWGA “on the outstanding success
Multi-sport games - 21 Jul 2017 - Events
The World Games are here! On Thursday 20 July IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach declared the 10th edition of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland open. 
Multi-sport games - 18 Jul 2017 - Sponsorship
The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is excited to announce that Turkmenistan Airlines is the first national brand to join Ashgabat 2017 as an Official Partner.
Multi-sport games - 11 Jul 2017 - Media
The World Games will be broadcasted in more countries than ever before. In addition to this, the Games can be watched around the clock on the Olympic Channel.
Multi-sport games - 27 Jun 2017 - Sponsorship
The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Executive Committee is proud to announce that Coca-Coca Turkmenistan and LGI are the first international official supporters of Ashgabat 2017.
Multi-sport games - 22 Jun 2017 - Sponsorship
The Wroclaw company Kriosystem Life Sp. z o.o. has joined the group of partners for The World Games 2017. During the Games, the company will make available a Mobile Cryochamber for Cryotherapy treatments and Kriosan equipment for localised treatment, for use by the participants.
Multi-sport games - 20 Jun 2017 - Events
The road to the Olympic Games seems to go – more and more – through The World Games.  Former World Games sport Rugby made it to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and Karate, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Baseball/Softball will be present in Tokyo 2020. Earlier, The World Games sports Badminton, Triathlon and Taekwondo became Olympic sports in 2000 and Beach Volleyball in 1996. Dance Sport will be on the programme of the Youth Olympics 2018 as well as Karate and Sport Climbing.
Multi-sport games - 13 Jun 2017 - Events
The 100-Day Countdown for the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was celebrated in grand style at the multi-functional stadium in the Turkmen city of Mary.
Multi-sport games - 02 Jun 2017 - Events
The World Games are here! On Thursday 20 July IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach declared the 10th edition of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland open.  He delivered the keynote address between the welcome speeches of Jose Perurena, President of the International World Games and Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of the city of Wroclaw.
Multi-sport games - 30 May 2017 - Events
Athletes from 111 countries will compete at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland this summer. This is 8 countries more than in 2013 in Cali, Colombia, and the most countries ever at The World Games. In 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, the participants came from 84 countries, which was a new record at that time. In 2013 the number grew to 103.
Multi-sport games - 13 Apr 2017 - Events
President of the IWGA, José Perurena, has signed a broadcasting contract with Manolo Romero, the Managing Director of International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), for The World Games 2017.
Multi-sport games - 12 Apr 2017 - Events
In exactly 100 days, some 4,000 young artists and athletes from the 84 member States and governments of La Francophonie will come together in Abidjan to participate in the 8th Francophone Games that will take place from 21 to 30 July 2017 in Ivory Coast. This year’s edition is focused on Solidarity, Diversity and Excellence. It is also meant to support the development of Ivory Coast and strengthen the national cohesion of the country.
Multi-sport games - 05 Apr 2017 - Impact
Sportcal will conduct an Advanced GSI Event Study on The World Games 2017 in Wrocław, Poland.
Multi-sport games - 03 Apr 2017 - Events
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, organization recognized by the IOC in 1954, the global governing body for the organization of Summer and Winter Deaflympics, has announced the bid for the 24rd Summer Deaflympics in 2021. 
Multi-sport games - 31 Mar 2017 - Media rights
The World Games 2017 will be shown on several TV stations throughout China. Lagardere Sports/U!Sports has signed an agreement with the Asian distributor Madison, which guarantees several partners in China, including CCTV 5, Shanghai TV, Beijing TV, Guangdong TV, IPTV, and China Mobile/MiGo with approximately 400 million users.
Multi-sport games - 07 Mar 2017 - Media rights
Sport1 GmbH has acquired the comprehensive platform-neutral media rights to The World Games 2017 – exclusively for Germany and non-exclusively for Austria and Switzerland.
Multi-sport games - 24 Feb 2017 - Ticketing
The Wrocław Organising Committee (WOC) has announced the sale of tickets for the largest sporting event of the year in Poland - The World Games 2017.
Multi-sport games - 14 Feb 2017 - Federations & NOCs
The IWGA Headquarters has moved to a new building: as of Monday 13th February, the IWGA Office has a floor in the old building of the FIG. Member federations and partners can update their address books with the new address for IWGA: Avenue de la Gare 12, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Multi-sport games - 24 Jan 2017 - Events
Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, has confirmed that he will be present at The World Games Opening Ceremony in Wroclaw on 20th July 2017. In his letter to IWGA President José Perurena, the IOC President states that he will also attend several sports events during his stay. 
Multi-sport games - 19 Dec 2016 - Events
During their recent visit to Birmingham/Alabama, José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, and CEO Joachim Gossow met representatives of the Birmingham Local Organizing Committee (BOC) and Chester Wheeler, responsible for marketing and media within the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Multi-sport games - 15 Sep 2016 - Bidding
The European Sports Federation members of the European Championships Board are pleased to announce the start of the host venue selection process for the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event.
Multi-sport games - 20 Apr 2016 - Events
The International World Games Association (IWGA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on a new Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday. IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and President José Perurena of the IWGA signed this important agreement about mutual support during the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne. This document supersedes the previous Memorandum of Understanding dated 27 October 2000.
Multi-sport games - 04 Mar 2016 - Events
The Special Olympics has a special place in Irish hearts since the hosting of the World Games here in 2003. Nelson Mandela, a packed Croke Park, Mohammed Ali lighting the flame and host towns making Céad Míle Fáilte so much more than a phrase will live long in the collective consciousness of those who were around at the time.
Multi-sport games - 04 Feb 2016 - Television
The Wrocław Organising Committee (WOC) announced that the Polish production company ATM System will be the host broadcaster of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland, 20-30 July 2017.
Multi-sport games - 01 Feb 2016 - Federations & NOCs
And the winner is… Mwai Kumwenda from Malawi. The 26-year-old netball player was elected as our IWGA Athlete of the Year 2015. She topped the poll with a huge 17,910 votes.
Multi-sport games - 27 Oct 2015 - Events
The XX ANOC General Assembly will be held in Washington, D.C./USA this week. In advance of this meeting, IOC President Thomas Bach has sent a letter to the Presidents of the 206 National Olympic Committees stressing the importance of The World Games.
Multi-sport games - 28 Aug 2015 - Events
The opening and closing ceremonies of international sporting events in the 21st century have become their own genre of epic theatre. Used by host nations to communicate their history, achievements, values and ideals, the ability to conceptualise, design and deliver these vast spectacles is the preserve of a handful of elite international creative and technical agencies.
Multi-sport games - 24 Jul 2015 - Events
IWGA President José Perurena: The framework for TWG 2017 is set!
Multi-sport games - 21 Apr 2015 - Events
On the day of the Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association President, José Perurena, and William A. Bell, Mayor of Birmingham/Alamaba, signed the Host Agreement for The World Games 2021.
Multi-sport games - 06 Mar 2015 - Events
Bangkok– As part of the Sport for Tomorrow, a Japanese government’s international cooperation through sport programme toward 2020, an Undokai event, or a Japanese traditional sports festival at schools, was held at Baan Pran Muan School, Muang District, Udon Thani Province, on 24 February 2015.
Multi-sport games - 12 Feb 2015 - Events
February 10, 2015 – Edmonton, Canada – The City of Edmonton, Edmonton 2022 Bid Committee and Commonwealth Games Canada today announced that they will not proceed with the Edmonton 2022 bid and will instead shift its focus to the 2026 Games.
Multi-sport games - 23 Jan 2015 - Bidding
The World Games 2021 will take place in Birmingham/Alabama/USA. This decision was announced by José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, at noon on Thursday, 22 January 2015, at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne.
Multi-sport games - 16 Jan 2015 - Bidding
Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia) have applied to the International World Games Association (IWGA) to host the 11th edition of our multi-sport event in 2021. At a Press Conference in Lausanne at 11:15 on Thursday 22 January, the International World Games Association will announce the name of the Host City for The World Games 2021.
Multi-sport games - 19 Dec 2014 - Events
José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association (IWGA), has informed the participating International Federations about a change of dates for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw / Poland. The 10th edition of this multi-sport event will now take place from 20 – 30 July 2017. With this decision, the Executive Committee of the IWGA is responding to a formal request from the Wroclaw Organizing Committee (WOC).
Multi-sport games - 01 Dec 2014 - Events
The International World Games Association announced the daily schedule of the sports program for the 10th edition of these games in Wroclaw/Poland 2017. After the Opening Ceremony on 3 August, the spectators can experience six sports on the first of the ten competition days (4 August). Air Sports, Dance Sport, Finswimming, Life Saving, Roller Sports and Sports Climbing are scheduled to start on Day One of The World Games 2017.
Multi-sport games - 14 Oct 2014 - Bidding
Edmonton 2022 is excited to announce Glenroy Gilbert as Head, Athletes Commission.
Multi-sport games - 04 Sep 2014 - Internet
channel.theworldgames.org
Multi-sport games - 24 Jun 2014 - Bidding
The City of Edmonton has appointed TSE Consulting as lead consultants in its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Multi-sport games - 08 Apr 2014 - Television
BELEK/TURKEY (07/04/2014). The International World Games Federation (IWGA) launched its own video channel on Monday under the tag: "Discover the World of Sports."
Multi-sport games - 18 Sep 2013 - Events
The fourth edition of the African Great Lakes Friendship Games will take place on 21 and 22 September 2013, for the second time in Luvungi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Showing 1 to 50 of 232 entries