The World Games gathers more than 4500 participants from 101 nations in Cali, Colombia

Posted on | July 23, 2013 | Category: News

On Thursday 25 July, the 9th edition of The World Games in Cali, Colombia, will begin with a spectacular opening ceremony in the Pascual Guerrero stadium in front of more than 35.000 spectators.

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos will be opening the event on behalf of the hosts of this multi-sport event, which is being held for the first time on the South American continent. On behalf of the International World Games Association, Ron Froehlich will welcome more than 4500 athletes and officials from 101 nations.

IOC president Jacques Rogge will also participate in the opening ceremony. The World Games are held under the patronage of the IOC. The motto of The World Games 2013 is “Fair Play to the Planet”.

More than 700 media representatives will be reporting on the event in Cali. Over 20 TV stations from five continents will be broadcasting competitions of The World Games.

IWGA president Ron Froehlich expects extraordinary Games. “The World Games have undergone an enormous development as a multi-sport event in the new millennium. The 9th edition will prove itself as an important milestone,” Ron Froehlich says. He thanks the organizers for their enormous efforts during the last four years. This will pay off during the coming days in the form of great sports performances, the enthusiasm of fans and spectators, as well as international media interest.

The orienteering events at The World Games take place 2-4 August. For more information, please visit the IOF’s World Games page, or the organisers’ website.


From a press release from IWGA.

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