The city of Wroclaw in Poland was awarded to host The World Games 2017. The 10th edition of the multi-sport event will take part from 20 to 30 July 2017. Wroclaw is the capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship with more than 640.000 residents.
The World Games take place every four years in the year following the Olympic Games. The event showcases more 25 sports, for example Dance Sport, Squash, Tug of War, Sumo and Karate. Approximately 4,500 athletes and officials from more than 100 countries take part in The World Games. The athletes will compete for the gold medals in their around 180 disciplines during the event.
The rich experience in the organization of large sports events guarantees the preparation and execution of The World Games 2017 at the highest level. Only in the past few years Wroclaw hosted many impressive finals of European and world competitions in various disciplines, among them:
Updated 9th August 2016: Added results, standings, top scorers, etc. (5th, 6th and 8th August).
Moreover, he counts on a large number of sports enthusiasts who will flock to the competitions during the eleven-days sport event. The bid was supported by Sumo Wrestler Robert Paczków from Poland: "I was a World Champion and European Champion. However, I am especially proud of my World Games bronze medal."
So, after Duisburg 2005, The World Games will return to Europe. In 2009 Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei) was the host of the multi-sport event. In 2013 it took place in Cali, Columbia, and that was for the first time in a country in South America.
Language: Polish is the primary language and English is seldom spoken.Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN), 1 EUR = c.a. 4.15 PLN, 1 USD = c.a. 3.05 PLNTime zone: GMT + 1 in winter (GMT + 2 in summer) Climate: Wroclaw has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. During summer average high temperatures are 22.9°C (73.2°F) and average low temperatures are 11.4°C (52.6°F).Calling Code: 0048
Updated 15th June 2016: Updated the Match schedule (two different versions).
Updated 26th Aug 2016: Added the report about 1st U21 European Deaf Football Championship Men in Wroclaw, Poland 5 – 13 Aug 2016.
Updated 13th Aug 2016: Added information from 11th and 12th Aug.
Heavyweight Championship fight for the WBC title: Vitali Klitschko vs. Tomasz Adamek
Updated 22nd June 2016: Official website for 1st U21 Football is open: www.u21edfc2016.pl
Updated 10th Feb 2016: Updated Technical Regulation document, as there was error, age restriction changed from 1995 to 1994.
The Mayor Rafal Dutkiewicz sees the organization of The World Games as a good opportunity to present Wroclaw: ”The World Games will be the biggest sporting event in Polish history, after the Euro 2012. We plan to celebrate the jubilee 10th edition of The World Games in style.”
Updated 18th April 2016: DRAW regarding 1st U21 European Deaf Football Men Championship, WROCLAW/Poland, 05 August – 13 August 2016 will be arranged in PRUSZKOW/Poland, 23 April 2016 at 11:00 CEST (9:00 UTC). Live video will be at here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMS-99bBZlKRhS6MTEHRjnw/live
Updated 15th Jan 2016: Updated Technical Regulation document. Information regarding 1st U21 EC Football Men in Wroclaw, Poland on 5 – 13 August 2016.
The President of the Wroclaw Organizing Committee - The World Games 2017 Limited is Mr. Marcin Przychodny, the Vice President is Mr. Adam Roczek.
Updated 24th April 2016: Updated the Technical Regulation document (dated 14th April 2016). Added the photo of official ball. Added the schedule.