The International World Games Association announced the daily schedule of the sports program for the 10th edition of these games in Wroclaw/Poland 2017.
Six sports to start on first day
After the Opening Ceremony on 3 August, the spectators can experience six sports on the first of the ten competition days (4 August). Air Sports, Dance Sport, Finswimming, Life Saving, Roller Sports and Sports Climbing are scheduled to start on Day One of The World Games 2017.
FIL will stage a four-day, six-team Women’s Lacrosse Tournament August 4-7 at the 2017 IWGA World Games.
Teams have yet to be determined, however, the order of finish at the 2013 Women’s World Cup in Oshawa will factor heavily in the selection of the first five teams, with host Poland as the sixth team.
Joachim Gossow described the challenge of scheduling a program of a multi-sports event: “We had to compose a mix of sports and disciplines to ensure highlights on each day of The World Games. There is always the challenge of balancing weekends with the days in between, because the organizers expect more spectators on Saturdays and Sundays. At the same time we also had to bear in mind the number of athletes that will be in Wroclaw each day. It’s a challenge for every host city to deal with transport and accommodation for large numbers of people, so we had to consider these factors, too.
IWGA expects around 4,500 participants from some 100 countries. During the ten days of competition, around 200 medal events will take place.
Learn more about the schedule of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland here:
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 51 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.