Lacrosse took one step closer to the dream of one day featuring in an Olympic Games as the Federation of International Lacrosse was accepted into the IWGA at last Sunday’s Sport Accord conference held in St Petersburg, Russia.
The IWGA (International World Games Association) organise the World Games, which features smaller non-Olympic sports and in the past, participation at the games has been used as part of the IOC evaluation criteria used to select new Olympic sports.
Lacrosse may make its World Games debut in 2017 when the games will be hosted by Wrocław, Poland, however that decision will not be made until after this year’s World Games which will be hosted by the city of Cali in Colombia.
About the International World Games Association:
Founded in 1981, the International World Games Association (IWGA) is a non-governmental and non-profit-making international organization constituted under Swiss law. Made up of International Sports Federations, it administers a quadrennial and multidisciplinary sports event, The World Games, which aspires to equal and exceed the importance of world championships organized by each federation individually.
The principal aim of the IWGA is to develop the popularity of the sports governed by its Member Federations, to improve their prominence through excellent sporting achievements, and to conserve all the traditional values of sport through The World Games.