World Games reviewing Birmingham 2021 dates after Olympics clash confirmed
The Worldwide World Video video games Affiliation (IWGA) have pledged to “urgently overview” subsequent yr’s model in Birmingham after the battle of dates attributable to the rearranged Olympics.

World Games reviewing Birmingham 2021 dates after Olympics clash confirmed

Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled for July 23-August Eight in 2021. (Reuters {Photograph})

Organisers of subsequent yr’s World Video video games acknowledged on Tuesday they’ve been urgently reviewing their selections after the rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The World Video video games are held every four years and showcase over 35 sports activities actions not on the Olympic program, with subsequent yr’s event scheduled for July 1525 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee acknowledged on Monday that this yr’s Olympic Video video games may very well be pushed once more to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021 because of the pandemic.

“The IWGA had already been in shut contact with the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC), and they also have pledged to help The World Video video games overcome the principle challenges created by the selection,” the Worldwide World Video video games Affiliation acknowledged.

Among the many many selections being thought-about are a possible change of dates to associated dates in 2022 or to barely earlier dates in 2021, the IWGA added.

“Our objective is to look out probably the greatest reply for all involved, and notably for the athletes. We’ve got to think about all factors of the qualification course of, event preparation and execution,” IWGA chief govt Joachim Gossow acknowledged.

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