The World Games 2022 by the numbers

The World Games 2022
Vulcan and Vesta are ready! (TWG 2022)

We know you’ve heard about The World Games 2022, but have you heard all of these fun facts? Keep reading to find out.

Breaking down the numbers

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The athletes are ready to rock. (TWG 2022)
  • 3,600 athletes will compete in 34 sports including 58 disciplines encompassing 223 events.
  • Female athletes make up 48%—52% athletes are male.
  • 2720 days since Birmingham was awarded the Games
  • 106 nations competing
  • $256 million (US)—the estimated economic impact TWG 2022 is expected to have on the Birmingham, Alabama area
  • 23 venues across Birmingham
  • 80 countries reached on 12 TV stations covering TWG 2022

Fun facts

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Opening ceremonies were a hit. (TWG 2022)
  • Biggest nations: USA, Germany, Italy
  • Special Venues: Protective Stadium & Sloss Furnace former Plant Area
  • Important Guests: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach
  • Oldest participant: Anthony Peck (71) Tug of War
  • Youngest participant: Fuga Kamizeki (14) from Japan, Drone Racing, Air Sports
  • Most appearances at TWG: Dick Jaspers (BEL), Billiards, and Fukushima Yukako (JPN), Powerlifting, 6 editions
  • Most successful Athlete: Bart Swings (BEL)
  • Olympic Champions partaking:
    • Bart Swings (Belgium): Speed Skating, Roller Sports
    • Team Japan Softball
    • Sandra Sanchez (Spain): Karate
    • Karate: Jovana Prekovic, Ryo Kiyuna, Steven Dacosta, Feryal Abdelaziz, Sajad Ganjzadeh, Ivet Goranova and Liugi Busa

Events begin Friday, July 8 and continue through Sunday, July 17. Find out what events and venues still have tickets + get yours today.

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Callie Puryear
Callie Puryear
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