Softball at World Games in Birmingham, Alabama to be played in July 2022

Softball at World Games in Birmingham, Alabama to be played in July 2022
Women’s softball is one of more than 30 sports that will be featured in the 11-day multi-sport event.

The World Games 2021 Birmingham is getting a new name to go with its new date. With the announcement of the shift of The World Games from 2021 to July 7-17, 2022, the IWGA and the local organisers have decided that the international multi-sport event will officially become The World Games 2022 Birmingham. Softball will be among the 32 medal sports at the 11th edition of the multi-sport event.

“After careful consideration, we are excited to move forward as The World Games 2022,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of the Birmingham Organizing Committee. “Ultimately, we wanted to ensure consistency and brand recognition for our event. But more than that, our hope is that The World Games 2022 will stand for something more than a date on the calendar; that it will become a time of reconnection for our community and the world.”

The decision to adapt the name, which was made collaboratively between the Birmingham Organizing Committee and International World Games Association comes after the International Olympic Committee postponed the Summer Olympics until 2021, but agreed to retain the name “Tokyo 2020.”

The World Games 2022 Birmingham also unveiled its new website, as well as its new logo, which have been updated to reflect the rebrand. The redesigned website,, features an enhanced navigation and user experience

Women’s softball is one of more than 30 sports that will be featured at the 11-day multi-sport event. World No. 1 USA (host), No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Canada, No. 5 Mexico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 7 China, No. 8 Australia, and the winner of the European Championship 2020 will participate in the eight-team competition.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022 and is expected to feature 3,600 athletes from 100 countries.