World Games – Olympic Games at non-Olympic sports for the first time in history will be held in Poland. Wroclaw defeated, among others Cape Town and Budapest in the competition to host this event in 2017. World Games is an event which takes place one year after the Summer Olympics, having the task of promoting non-Olympic disciplines and introduce them to the Olympics. Participants will compete for medals in 37 disciplines such as karate, parachuting, archery, gymnastics, sumo, rock climbing, squash, bowling, billiards or dance sports. Interestingly, each of the cities of the organizers may throw in their own unusual discipline .
The organization of this project can bring major benefits to the city as well as Euro 2012. In 2017 on the Lower Silesia will come around 3500 players, and with them up to 400 thousand. the fans. It's a great opportunity to promote the city.
Wroclaw is planning several required large investments. One of them is the construction of the Olympic pool.
Wroclaw authorities have admitted that in addition to the promotion of the city, the World Games also encourage residents to engage in sports that are for them at their fingertips.