2021 World Games Will Include Lacrosse
The 2021 World Games is being hosted in Birmingham, Alabama and for the second year, lacrosse is included in the program. All the specifics of the lacrosse competition have not been announced, but will be determined by the IWGA and the Federation of International Lacrosse. The events will be from July 15-25, 2021. It will be a landmark event, as the last time the World Games were held in the United States was in 1981. The inaugural World Games was held in Santa Clara, California in 1981.
The World Games are an international multi-sport event, that feature sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that are not contested in the Olympic Games. The World Games are staged every 4 years, one year after the summer Olympics. It is organzied by the International World Games Association (IWGA) and under the patronage of International Olympic Committee (IOC).
You may expect to enjoy dance sport, acrobatic gymnastics, water skiing, and others. Some sports that were played in the World Games are now competing in the Olympics, such as badminton, beach volleyball, taekwando and others. Approximately 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in 30 sports during The World Games.