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. Amongst the countries that were not in Cali in 2013 but will attend the Games in Wroclaw this year are Bahrain (taking part in Ju-Jitsu), British Virgin Islands (Squash), Saudi Arabia (Karate), Laos (Boules), Tajikistan (Kickboxing) and Turkmenistan (Ju-Jitsu).  

A new record is also being set in the number of countries contracted to receive TWG TV broadcasts. “I am delighted in the global interest in The World Games that we are seeing. The World Games 2017 broadcasts will reach a record number of countries, and the participants will come from more countries than ever before. It will be great to see them all in Wroclaw in July”, IWGA President José Perurena said.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 10th edition of The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. Around 4,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the Games. Olympic Channel will broadcast The World Games on a 24/7 channel, and agreements to broadcast the Games have so far been made with many countries, including Germany and China.


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