Host Cities of the World Games

Here is a list of the host cities for World Games, which has been held since 1981.

Host Cities List

Year Location Country Athletes Countries
2025 Chengdu China
2022 Birmingham, Alabama USA
2017 Wroclaw Poland 3214 102
2013 Cali Colombia 3870 109
2009 Kaohsiung Republic of China (Taiwan) 3235 90
2005 Duisburg Germany 3200 93
2001 Akita Japan 3200 93
1997 Lahti Finland 2600 78
1993 The Hague Netherlands 2275 69
1989 Karlsruhe West Germany 1965 44
1985 London United Kingdom 1550 34
1981 Santa Clara, California United States 1265 34

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