The World Games

July 7-17, 2022, Birmingham, Alabama

Competitions at the highest level in a multitude of diverse, popular and spectacular sports make up the mainstay of The World Games. Sports practiced on land, in the air, in and on the water, all concur in the pursuit of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. 

Every 4 years, in the years following the Summer Olympic Games, the world’s best athletes in sports and disciplines that are not part of the Olympic Games unite in their common search for excellence during The World Games. As the main event in the competition calendar and as a highly visible stage for top athletes to perform on, The World Games generate worldwide exposure for the participating sports and athletes alike.

Since 1981, The World Games provide a unique setting for thousands of athletes from different sports and countries to join in a celebration of unity and friendship across all boundaries. The World Games are the main event for all these athletes – one marked by sporting exploits as well as by camaraderie.

The top 7 teams (men and women each) in the 2021 IFAF Flag Football World Championships will qualify to play in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, alongside the current IFAF World Champions (men and women), the United States.