Future Host City Election

TWG 2029 Host City Application Process now open

The World Games are a journey together, in which IWGA and the host cities work in a coordinated way to adapt the event to local characteristics and benefit its communities for years to come. Thanks to the expertise and knowledge of the IWGA, participating federations and partners, your city will enjoy a multitude of short and long-term benefits at different levels.

The Host City Application Process for TWG 2029 opened in February 2022. The Bidding document and Annexes are now available for download.

The candidature process timeline is aimed to achieve fully efficiency, and total transparency, so that every applicant’s file has a fair chance when it is evaluated and considered while minimising the costs of bidding. For a city to host The World Games, the process is split into four stages:

Interested City

Preliminary and informal conversations between the IWGA and interested cities may happen at any time. We work together with all interested cities to ensure that will be in a position to host The World Games, before the formal process begins.

Applicant City

Cities interested in hosting The World Games need to present their vision and their Games' concept. With sustainability being one of the core values of the IWGA, the project shall match your long-term sports, economic, social and environmental planning. The ultimate goal is to achieve excellence and deliver the best experience for athletes, Sports Federations, the local community and fans from all over the world.

Our support to every potential host city starts from the early stages of the candidature process, to ensure the viability of the project from the very beginning. We understand that applying for a global multi-sport event can be extremely challenging; for that reason, every applicant city interested in hosting The World Games will receive assistance from the IWGA jointly constructing the best possible candidacy.

Candidate City

Once the first draft application form has been filled, a city is entitled to name itself a candidate city that can be selected by the IWGA Executive Committee and ratified by the IWGA Annual General Meeting.

Host City

The Host City will start creating a Local Organising Committee (LOC) after the rights to host The World Games are awarded. The LOC will be in charge of preparing The World Games together with the IWGA, International Federations and official partners.

More information can be found in these documents.