The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), an umbrella organisation for international sports federations, has launched the host city selection process for future editions of various world multi-sport events, including the World Urban Games, World Combat Games and World Mind Games.
The world multi-sport events bring the best of sport to host cities, driving global exposure intended to create a bridge between elite sport and local communities.
Raffaele Chiulli, GAISF and SportAccord president, said: “We are delighted to open the host city selection process for future multi-sport Games. All of these events bring the best of sport to the heart of a city, while engaging with youth communities through inspiring initiatives to encourage greater participation in physical activity.
Following the inaugural 2019 edition of the GAISF World Urban Games in Budapest, GAISF has scheduled a second edition for 2023. The initial version included BMX freestyle, inline roller freestyle, parkour, breaking, 3×3 basketball and freestyle flying disc, together with laser run and indoor rowing.
Saudi Arabia was recently selected as the next host of the World Combat Games with Riyadh set to host the competition in 2023.