The World Games 2022 inks agreement with CBS Sports

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Mayor Woodfin poses with The World Games 2022 staff during press release
The World Games 2022 press release to reveal mascots, guest performances and celebrate ticket sales going live.

The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 (TWG2022) announced today it has inked a new television agreement with CBS Sports.

In less than a year, the 11th edition of The World Games will be coming to the Magic City. Taking place July 7-17, the international multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will feature 3600 athletes in more than 30 sports. 

The Deal

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The World Games 2022 sign at UAB’s BVAA Field. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to The World Games, here are the details about the new agreement:

  • CBS Sports will televise a total of 12 hours of coverage stemming from The World Games.
  • CBS Sports Network will air one-hour highlight shows after each day of competition over the 10-day sporting event.
  • CBS Television Network will broadcast two one-hour specials with broadcast coverage.

Along with network coverage, programming will also stream on Paramount+ Premium.

Watch it live

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The World Games Are Coming sign at Crossplex. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

We can’t wait to see nightly recaps of The World Games with our beautiful city and community as a backdrop. 

Over 25 venues in the metro area will be used throughout The Games. 

Here is a sample:

Boutwell Auditorium
Photo via The World Games 2022

It looks like local residents will have plenty of opportunities to photobomb the nightly sports anchors. Tickets are going fast—especially for the opening and closing ceremonies. Buy yours now.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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