Update: WorLd urBAn gAmeS host selection
The Global Association of International Sports Federations ( GAISF) confirms that the process which will lead to the award of hosting rights for the inaugural World Urban Games in 2019 is still underway and that no decision has yet been made.
The GAISF Council is scheduled to meet in Lausanne on Monday, November 5 when it will receive reports on the candidate cities. The Council expects to make its decision at this time and the result will be announced accordingly.
The World Urban Games project was inspired by GAISF’s late president Patrick Baumann and conceived as a festival of urban sport and culture. It will take place in city centre locations and provide a platform for an exciting mix of new-generation sports and athletes. In addition to competitive sports events it will include showcasing sessions and activities to encourage participation. It will run alongside a festival celebrating urban culture.
GAISF is fully committed to the project which is a key element of Patrick’s wide-ranging legacy.
The Games send a clear signal that GAISF remains determined to provide a global showcase for member federations whose sports – or their derivatives – require additional critical mass to gain public and media attention.