In April this year SportAccord unveiled the seventeen international Sports Federations which will make up the programme for the inaugural World Urban Games. This games spectacle is expected to take place after the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The director general of SportAccord has given a brief outline of plans for the Games.
The seventeen international Federations that will be participating are expecting to be joined by more federations after the presentation in the General Assembly. All the Federations have been given the books that detail and outline all sports and all disciplines, and detail the technical requirements that will be required in order to take part.
Multi Sports World Urban Games Set to Grow
The first ever World Urban Games, or the World Urban and Beach Games, will see a mixture of professional sports and urban culture with a unique blend of old and new disciplines on the programme. Traditional sports are still on the roster, like athletics, basketball, cycling and hockey are all due to be part of the Games, but each of these sports has been adapted to fit with the young, modern and urban culture of this new competition.
New sports, such as parkour, climbing, orienteering and air sports will make their appearance at the Games. It is hoped that these sports will appeal to the new generation of athletes. To complete the list of these modern sports, there will be street dance, skateboarding, and urban fist ball. The new games may also include dance, and even automobile races, and all the fastest growing games of the inner cities. Mini golf and cheerleading are two of the other activities that may be included.
The innovative summer multi sport event will include eleven beach sports, ten water sports and two hybrid sports too.
Apart from being designed to attract the younger athletes, SportAccord is hoping also to attract a new younger generation of spectators.
Rules of the New Games
The Games will take place over ten days, and the International Sports Federation will set the rules. All the Anti Doping rules will be in line with the World Anti Doping code. There will also be worldwide television coverage and news broadcasts.
The multi games World Urban Sports will be spread across four themed city parks at the heart of the host city. The host city is still to be named. SportAccord have announced that there are three or four cities that are considering bidding.
New Exciting Games will Attract Betting Enthusiasts
The tremendous range of new games to be included in the multi sports World Urban Games will offer a new range of betting opportunities to the community. Punters can, however, be assured that the better sports books will be prepared to meet the requirements of everyone wishing to place a bet online. It will be up to any betting enthusiast just to choose which of the reputable sites to use, then to decide on which of the new exciting games to place a wager on, then to place the bets, and win. This multi sports World Urban Games will give punters access to the biggest variety of games, and to the next level of play at the top online betting NZ sites.
Sports’ impact on online culture has been notable. Sports have been keeping the world entertained for centuries. It has been an exceptional form of physical conditioning as well as providing an opportunity for ambitions and dreams of many young people.