During the next ten days, 3,250 athletes from 111 countries will compete in 31 sports (27 official sports and four invitational sports) to become the World Games Champion in one of 218 medal events.
The World Games is considered a stepping stone towards becoming part of the Olympic Games. In a Press Conference held before the Opening Ceremony for The World Games, President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach said that his organization is “working very closely with The World Games” to help the organizing committees of future Olympic Games decide which sports to include in their programme.
The 10th edition of The World Games, in Wroclaw provides the opportunity for sports to demonstrate that they are worthy of being in the Olympics. Dr Bach explained: “We have a team here of observers who will look at all the sports and all the disciplines and then we will continue talking”.
During the spectacular show, we saw fantastic performance of the singers and dancers, and a fantastic defile of the countries participating. The most numerous teams were Polish (218) and France team (193).