The World Games 2021 Reveals Countdown Clock Alongside International World Games Association Representatives
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Birmingham City Council President William Parker, Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight, and other key partners involved in reveal
BIRMINGHAM, Ala: On January 24, 2020, The World Games 2021 Birmingham, in partnership with the International World Games Association (IWGA), hosted an event at Legion Field to unveil the organization’s newest countdown clock, which will be located on the Highland Avenue bridge on the northbound Elton B. Stephens Expressway.
The event took place on the field of the venue, with a program featuring IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow, IWGA President José Perurena López, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Birmingham City Council President William Parker, Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight, Chairman of the Board Jonathan Porter and CEO of the Birmingham Organizing Committee Nick Sellers. The reveal was shown using a livestream which viewers watched from Legion Field’s video board.
“We strongly believe that our sports, our atmosphere and our fan experience will be unlike anything that The Games or Birmingham will have ever seen before – it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime, can’t miss event,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of the Birmingham Organizing Committee. “It’s our hope that over the next 600 days, you won’t be able to go anywhere without seeing, hearing or feeling The World Games 2021 energy and excitement in the air.”
“Birmingham advertises with the slogan ‘The World is Coming.’ And I can assure you that the world is looking forward to coming to Birmingham,” said Joachim Gossow, IWGA CEO. “I am certain that when everyone sets off for home after The Games, they will be feeling invigorated and overwhelmed by the action and the hospitality they experienced during The World Games 2021 in Birmingham.”
The World Games 2021 Birmingham will take place July 15-25, 2021, and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city.
About Us: The World Games 2021 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 32 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ unique venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2021 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from 15-25 July 2021 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit theworldgames2021.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Written by: Justin Watson