April 2, 2020 

“World Lacrosse would like to express its appreciation to the International World Games Association (IWGA) and the Birmingham Organizing Committee for their continued commitment to supporting international competition and athletes from around the world. The announcement today that the next edition of The World Games is being rescheduled for July 2022, still to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, is great news for athletes and the international federations they represent.

Our world is facing a challenge that is unprecedented in recent time and, together, we must all play our part in combatting the global pandemic brought about by the COVID-19 virus. Not only does this mean remaining vigilant in adhering to the guidelines of public health authorities, it also means showing flexibility and adapting to changing circumstances.

The fact the IWGA and Birmingham Organizing Committee have so quickly adjusted their planning following the recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to stage the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 is a testament to their shared commitment to sport and to the athletes of the world.

For our part, World Lacrosse is honored to be participating in The World Games in 2022 and looks forward to showcasing our new, 6 v 6 disciplines in Birmingham in July 2022.”

Sue Redfern
President, World Lacrosse

Media Contact: Darryl Seibel


About World Lacrosse

World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse, responsible for providing effective leadership and governance of the sport internationally while supporting the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. In November 2018, World Lacrosse was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The President of World Lacrosse is Sue Redfern of England.