The countdown to the World Games 2021 begins

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City of Birmingham leaders met with the President and CEO of the International World Games Association at Legion Field. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Come July 2021, all eyes will be on Birmingham for the World Games 2021. 3,600 of the world’s best athletes from 110 countries are coming right here to the Magic City. The city’s gearing up for this pivotal event and the countdown has begun!

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5 reasons you want to get to know and love Birmingham’s Five Points West community

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Athletes from around the world will be bustling around Birmingham come summer of 2021! Photo via World Games 2021

Come summer of 2021, The World Games will have Five Points West—along with the entire City of Birmingham—bustling with athletes from around the globe!

This neighborhood with a rich history has uplifting community leaders that are continuously enriching the area. Keep reading to see what makes Five Points West so unique to Birmingham.

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5 reasons to raise your glass to Vulcan. New beer and wine options after 5PM on the weekend

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The new snack kiosk at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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When is there not a good time to visit Vulcan? We just can’t think of any! He’s the largest cast-iron statue in the world and the unifying symbol of Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons to honor our 56-foot tall friend, including a new snack and beverage kiosk at Vulcan Park and Museum where you can enjoy cold drinks in the hot sun, and a glass of wine or beer as the sun goes down.

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The 2021 Birmingham World Games announces three huge sponsors at 1,000 day countdown celebration


Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo by theworldgames2021.com

Birmingham locals and influencers celebrated the 1,000 day-countdown until the World Games 2021 in Birmingham on Friday, October 19, where they announced the three main sponsors for this event. Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank pledged to sponsor the games, which are set for July 15-25, 2021.

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You can count on world-class athletes and 30 sports at the 2021 World Games in Birmingham

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Brazil’s Valéria Kumizaki is the running champion of the Kumite (sparring karate) -55 kg division. She took the bronze in the 2017 World Games. Photo via World Games/Getty

Sure, we have some time before The World Games hit Birmingham in 2021, but it’s never too soon to celebrate the wide world of international sports.

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