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World Games 2022 athlete/team of the 12 months

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International federations may nominate their candidates

Who will be recognized as The World Games Athlete and Team of the Year 2022? An online vote in January will decide who will be crowned the best of the best. The best performers of The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA will get a shot at another title. Member federations of the International World Games Association (IWGA) now have the chance to place their candidates and/or teams in the appropriate positions.

The deadline is November 4 for international federations to submit proposals for the shortlist. The condition is this athletes or teams must participate in The World Games 2022which took place July 7-17 in the state of Alabama. The program of the eleventh edition of the multisport event included a total of 34 sports and 223 medal competitions. This summer, 3,457 athletes from 99 countries competed for the gold of the Games.

Several federations have already announced their favorites for two titles, which are awarded by online voting. Anna Jacobson, Head of IWGA Communications, expects the list to be as complete as possible, with one title contender from each of the 34 TWG sports in Birmingham.

The online voting platform will be launched on the IWGA website, theworldgames.org, in early January 2023. The first round of voting will end around January 22 and will select ten finalists. The final voting round will start again with zero votes and will last until January 31, 2023. The winners will be announced on January 31, 2023. The three best athletes and the best team will receive cups.

If you need more information, please contact Anna Jacobson, IWGA Communications Manager, a.jacobson@iwga.sport

World games is a multisport event organized every four years by the International World Games Association, organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 was held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, July 7-17, 2022. 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and 100 countries took part in the Games. The 12th edition of The World Games will be held in Chengdu, CHN in 2025.

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