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The 2021 World Games will be the eleventh World Games, a major international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that were not contested in the Olympic Games. It is scheduled to be held from July 15 to 25, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. It was chosen by the International World Games Association on January 22, 2015.[1]

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Host cityBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Opening ceremonyJuly 15
Closing ceremonyJuly 25
Main venueProtective Stadium (under construction)


Bidding processEdit

Birmingham's bid was presented by Edgar Welden, Scott Myers, and David Benck. The cities that bid for the 2021 games were:

The final decision was announced on January 22, 2015, in Lausanne, awarding the 2021 World Games to Birmingham.[2][3]


In addition to Protective Stadium (set for completion in 2021), Barber Motorsports Park[4] will also be a prime venue for the Games.


Sports (and federations) at the 2021 World Games:[5]

Artistic & dance sports
Martial arts
Ball sports
Precision sports
Strength sports
Trend sports


  1. ^ Bryant, JosephD. (January 22, 2015). "Birmingham wins! City chosen as site for 2021 World Games". Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "World Games win an affirmation: It's time to believe in Birmingham again". January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Birmingham chosen to host 2021 World Games". January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Sports Programme for TWG2021". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2018-04-16.