1 The World Games 2017 Preliminary Information for Candidate Host Cities of The World Games 2017 2 The World Games 2017 I. General Information on IWGA and The World Games II. The 8th World Games 2009 Kaohsiung, TPE III. The 9th World Games 2013 Cali, COL IV. Information on Tender Procedure and Timeline for The 10th World Games 2017 3 I. 4 General Information International World Games Association The World Games IWGA Statutory Aims The principal statutory aims of the International World Games Association are … • to develop the popularity of the sports which are governed by its Member Federations, • to improve their prominence through excellent sporting achievements, and • to conserve all the traditional values of sport. 5 For this purpose, IWGA shall … • Provide, at intervals of four years, an elite international multi-sport event for the sports of its Member International Sports Federations known as The World Games. • Provide the widest possible exposure for these sports and their governing bodies to public and media through The World Games concept. 6 Rules of The World Games In adherence to the Rules of The World Games, IWGA organizes the event … • in close partnership with the Host City • to the benefit of sports, athletes and hosts, • following the principles of viability and sustainability. 7 The World Games As the pinnacle in the competition calendar for 30+ sports, The World Games generate worldwide exposure for top athletes as well as their hosts, permitting the latter to pursue their own objectives: • International promotion • Sustainable urban development • Civic engagement • Community building 8 Inaugural Edition The World Games 1981 Santa Barbara, USA Badminton Baseball Body Building Bowling Casting Sport 16 International Sports Federations (IFs) Fin Swimming Karate Powerlifting Racquetball Roller Sports Softball Taekwondo Trampoline 18 Sports Tug of War Tumbling Water Ski 9 TWG Through 2009 1981 SANTA CLARA USA 1985 LONDON GBR 1989 KARLSRUHE GER 1993 THE HAGUE NED 1997 LATHI FIN 2001 AKITA JPN 2005 DUISBURG GER 2009 KAOHSIUNG TPE TWG 2009 Kaohsiung, TPE Air Sports Archery 31 IFs Racquetball Roller Sports Rugby Canoe Polo S. Climbing Squash Sumo Fistball Fin Swimming Flying Disc * 11 Including 5 Invitational Sports * Powerlifting Billiard Sports Body Building Boules Sports Bowling DanceSport 37 Sports Orienteering Tug of War Water Ski Gymnastics Beach Handb*. Ju-Jitsu Dragon Boat* Karate Korfball Softball* Tchoukball* Lifesaving Wushu* * Clustered Sports • • • • • • 12 To make the immense variety of the 30+ sports more manageable for the public and the media, an auxiliary construct has been used since 2005 to group them thematically in clusters: Artistic and Dance Sports Ball Sports Martial Arts Precision Sports Strength Sports Trend Sports 2009 Artistic & Dance Sports 6 Official Sports 13 2009 Ball Sports 7 Official Sports 14 3 Invitational * 2009 Martial Arts 3 Official Sports 15 1 Invitational * 2009 Precision Sports 4 Official Sports 16 2009 Strength Sports 3 Official Sports 17 2009 Trend Sports 9 Official Sports 18 1 Invitational * IF Commitment The IWGA Member International Sports Federations ensure that their very best athletes enter The World Games in each event by establishing the selection and qualification criteria accordingly. Together with the stipulation for global representation of the entered athletes, this brings about top-level competitions and maximum universality. 19 II. 20 The 8th World Games 2009 Kaohsiung, TPE Participation Venues, Infrastructure Promotion, Media 21 More Sports, More Nations 100 80 40 20 103 Nations Sports Nations 37 Sports 60 22 05 20 01 20 7 19 9 3 19 9 9 19 8 5 19 8 19 8 1 0 2009 Kaohsiung More Top Athletes 4.000 3.500 3.000 2.000 1.500 1.000 500 23 05 20 01 20 97 19 93 19 89 19 85 19 19 81 0 1,466 Officials 3,393 Athletes 2.500 2009 Kaohsiung More Civic Participation • 8,389 volunteers were recruited; • 4,652 volunteers completed all of their 2-year training and were accredited in 2009; • Another 16,349 accreditations were issued to medical, sanitary, security and venue staff; • 283,151 tickets were purchased for The World Games; • 1,249,920 people visited the World Games Plaza. 24 2009 Venues: Old & New • 21 existing venues were adapted to the requirements of the sports contested there; • 2 state-of-the-art venues were constructed prior to 2009: Kaohsiung Stadium and Kaohsiung Arena; both were planned and built independently from the city’s hosting of TWG. • All 23 venues – including the World Games Plaza – had the games-time “2009 Kaohsiung” fit-out applied. 25 2009 Infrastructure: Modern • 28 hotels of sufficient category accommodated the 5,000 World Games participants for: 26,035 bed-nights or 16,419 room-nights (6,804 singles; 9,616 doubles). • A modern public transport system (Mass Rapid Transport, shuttle buses, etc.) plus dedicated traffic lanes kept travel time between accommodations, venues and World Games Plaza to 45’ maximum. 26 2009 Promotion • Communications: print, broadcast and online – with national and international publications and programs. • Media planning and buying worldwide on an account with dentsu as media partner. • Public relations through initiatives and activities in Taiwan and abroad. 27 2009 Promotion: Effective 28 Chien-Ming Wang, pitching ace of the New York Yankees and Taiwan’s most popular sportsman, is a spokesperson for TWG 2009. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu meets Liu Peng, Minister for Sports and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, in Beijing, CHN, to promote TWG 2009. TWG 2009 Exhibition and a media event at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, SUI, symbolize the tie-in with the Olympic Movement. Pre-events to TWG 2009 include test competitions staged by the IFs and largescale civic events to celebrate milestones in the lead-up to 2009. 2009 Promotion: Partnerships 29 Partners multiply the exposure opportunities for TWG 2009 through their own campaigns. Leading brands such as Coca Cola, 7-Eleven and Volkswagen launch nationwide association marketing drives with the emblems and mascots of TWG 2009. A Taiwan Navy vessel delivers TWG 2009 message to ports of call around the world as floating exhibition hall. Swiss Timing provides its integrated technology solutions to TWG 2009, and its Tissot brand becomes the official time keeper for the games. 2009 Media • 675 domestic and international media were accredited for TWG 2009: 503 Taiwan media, 172 media from abroad, including 36 media from the People’s Republic of China. • The Main Media Center and the Main Broadcast Center were set up in the Kaohsiung Stadium. • Satellites were set up at all competition venues. 30 2009 Broadcast Coverage The Host Broadcaster Public Television Service produced 450 hours on the 30+ sports. Nationally, the comprehensive coverage was aired on three channels (PTS, HiHD and ESPN Taiwan) and through IPTV. Live, delayed and highlights programs were picked up by broadcasters around the globe. CCTV aired 40 hours in China. 31 2009 Coverage: Broad & Positive Sport Beats Export Blues in Kaohsiung Not long ago, this southern Taiwan port city was a shipment center for the island's booming exports. Today, many of Taiwan's exporters have moved their plants to mainland China. Those still around have been hurt by a global downturn in trade that shrank the region's exports in June by 30% from 2008. The vacancy rate for property is in the double-digits, the highest among Taiwan's major cities … So a city known for distress is enjoying a moment at the center of the global sports movement by playing host to The World Games. Officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the games highlight non-Olympic sports such as rugby, parachuting, billiards, canoe polo and DanceSport … It's not just athletes and fans who are winning from all the goodwill and buzz wafting over the blue-collar city of 1.5 million. Businesses are basking in Taiwan's rare day in the sports sun. Many of the event's biggest corporate supporters are government-controlled Taiwan companies, including New York Stock Exchange-listed Chungwa Telecom … Article (20/07/2009) by Rusell Flannery 32 33 34 Sights & Sounds of TWG 2009 http://www.youtube.com/topsports2009 35 III. The 9th World Games Cali 2013, COL 36 The World Games 2013 Cali, COL • • • • Official award of The World Games 2013 to the City of Santiago de Cali, COL, on 21 July 2009 Hand-over of the IWGA flag to the new hosts during 2009 Kaohsiung Closing Ceremony on 26 July Conclusion of the Host City Contract on 19 August 2009 in the presence of Colombian President Uribe Veléz TWG 2013 are scheduled from 25 July to August 4. 37 Santiago de Cali, Cauca Valley Population: 2.2 million Area: 564 km² Elevation: 995 m ASL Temperature: 23° C average La Sucursal del Cielo: Heaven’s Branch Office 38 Sporting Capital of the Americas • • • 39 Cali brings vast experience as an organizer of major sporting events to TWG 2013 (Pan Am Games, World Championships, National Games). The Pascual Guerrero Stadium is undergoing major renovation with a view to Cali hosting the FIFA U-21 World Cup and TWG 2013. An overall budget of 208 billion Colombian pesos (US$ 100+ million) is allocated to deliver TWG 2013. TWG 2013: Work in Progress 40 IWGA and Cali Organizing Committee (COC) work in partnership, with IWGA contributing knowhow, expertise and the formulas proven in previous editions to TWG 2013. Joint communications and marketing strategies are developed and implemented by IWGA and COC. Between them, the partners establish norms for presentation and promotion of TWG. Combining their resources in communications, marketing and other key areas over the next four years, the partners work jointly on the foundations to another successful edition of TWG in 2013.: Progress in the preparations is monitored at regular intervals by the Coordination Commission, a body made up of members of the IWGA executive and key COC staff.