The World Urban Games

The inaugural World Urban Games will be held in Los Angeles, USA, in 2019. The World Urban Games is a multi-sports competition organized by The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). It will be a five-day festival combining new-generation sports, music and culture, celebrating urban and youth culture.

History

These games were first planned to take place in 2016 following the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, but due to various reasons it did not happen. In November 2018, it was announced that Los Angeles has been selected to host the inaugural World Urban Games in 2019 (beating the other contender Budapest), and as long as the first event goes well it will also to be the host city for the second edition in 2021.

Proposed Sports

The sports program is aimed at the younger population, with many sports to be adapted to fit with the young, modern and urban culture of this new sporting competition. There will be no Olympic disciplines.

There will be up to 700 athletes in 7 urban sports. Sports to be included on the program include include 3×3 Basketball, BMX Freestyle, Sports Climbing Bouldering, Break Dancing, Freestyle Flying Disc, Parkour, Skateboard (Street and Park), Roller Freestyle. In addition to these sport, there will be a showcase of at least another four sports.

Upcoming World Urban Games

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