Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017, 20-23 July

Athletes TWG17Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over four days from 20-23 July 2017.

In total, thirty-seven sports with 60 disciplines are represented at the World Games, which will see 3,500 athletes from 100 nations competing from 20 to 30 July 2017.

Taking place under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Games are an international multi-sport event for sports and disciplines that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

Parachuting Canopy Piloting (Swooping), Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature in the World Games under the umbrella title of ‘Air Sports’.

The air sports events will take place over four days at Szymanow Airfield in Wroclaw, Poland, from 20-23 July 2017.

FAI President Frits Brink said: “It is crucial for the Federation to be at The World Games, as it means fantastic exposure for our air sports and a great opportunity for our athletes to demonstrate their skills and the beauty of their sports.

“Furthermore, as an International Federation recognised by the IOC and an integral part of the Olympic Movement, taking part in such a high-profile competition brings us even closer together. I couldn’t be prouder to have no less than three air sports in the programme of The World Games 2017.”