The World Games 2017 to Poland

Posted on | January 16, 2012 | Category: News

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has awarded the 10th edition of The World Games to the city of Wroclaw, Poland.

IWGA President Ron Froelich called the bid of Wroclaw excellent, and said: “We are happy to present our sports in Wroclaw in the summer of 2017, and we are sure that we will be offered optimal conditions for our sportsmen and women there. All the bids we received were of very high quality, and it was not easy for us to reach a decision.”

The World Games gathers 4000-5000 athletes from over 90 countries to compete every fourth year. Orienteering has been part of The World Games since 2001. The next edition of The World Games will take place in Cali, Colombia in 2013, and the orienteering events there include sprint, middle distance and mixed relay.

IWGA Press release 13 January 2012

Orienteering at The World Games

Hanny Allston, Australia, won the middle distance at The World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.


Photo: Erik Borg

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