The Birmingham 2022 World Games Organizing Committee today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host several competitions on its campus and partner with the global event on multiple initiatives.
The 2022 World Games (TWG2022), an international multisport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold their 11th edition in Birmingham from July 7 to 17, 2022. An expected number of 3,600 athletes will participate in more than 30 different sports throughout the world. along the Games.
Competitions for the 2022 World Games will take place across the entire UAB campus. BBVA Field, home of UAB men’s and women’s football, will host The Crosse. Fans interested in Tug of war action will find it in the athletics facilities of the UAB. Racquetball and To crush will take place on the courts and gymnasiums of the UAB University Leisure Center.
“UAB is ideally located and ready to support the World Games and ensure Birmingham makes the most of this great and unique opportunity to showcase our city and state to the world,” said UAB President Ray L Watts. “The UAB community looks forward to being gracious hosts to athletes and spectators, and our campus and its facilities provide a beautiful, modern setting that will leave a lasting and positive impression.”
In addition to hosting competitions, UAB will also serve as sponsor of the Foundation for the 2022 World Games Memorial and as main sponsor of UAB Athlete Village, which will provide accommodation in UAB halls of residence for athletes, coaches and officials. UAB Medicine will be the main sponsor of athletic and spectator medical services at 2022 World Games venues.
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The university will also provide language services to international athletes and visitors.
“This is a huge partnership for the 2022 World Games,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of the 2022 World Games. “Not only is UAB opening its world-class campus as a host of competitions and” Village athletes “for many of our athletes and coaches, but their partnership extends to several other areas, including leadership and support to our entire medical committee., Birmingham’s sports and medical cornerstone as a partner major event of the 2022 World Games represents a strong commitment from our community to this historic moment. “
The official announcement of the partnership was made on Monday, May 17 at BBVA Field on the UAB campus, and featured remarks from Sellers, Watts and World Games 2022 board chairman Jonathan Porter.
This press release was prepared by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.