World Games Schedule Announced

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The full schedule has been released for The World Games 2022, taking place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

There will be 34 sports taking part at next year’s 11th edition of the Games across six different categories: Artistic & Dance Sport, Ball Sports, Martial Arts, Precision Sports, Strength Sports, and Trend Sports.

Lacrosse will be in the Ball Sports category and both women’s and men’s six-a-side versions of the game will be featured.

This comes after women’s lacrosse made its World Games debut at the 2017 edition of the competition.

At that Games, Great Britain women finished fourth behind winners USA, runners-up Canada, and bronze medal winners Australia.

Men’s lacrosse will make its World Games debut next year, initially taking part as an invitational sport.

The World Games was first staged in 1981 and is meant to highlight those sports that do not compete at the Olympic Games.

Many sports, such as badminton, beach volleyball, and triathlon have all been World Games events but have since been allowed to take part in the Olympic Games and so no longer compete.

The 2022 Games are due to start on 7 July and will run for ten days until 17 July with the men’s lacrosse competition running from 8 to 12 July and the women’s tournament from 12 to 16 July.

Check out the lacrosse schedule and the full World Games 2022 schedule.