by Lauren Walsh
Birmingham will be host to the 2021 World Games.
A total of 4,500 athletes from across the globe will participate in more than 25 sports including five types of gymnastics, lacrosse, tug of war and indoor hockey. Other events are less familiar like canoe polo and korf ball.
The world games will last ten days and are planned for July, 2021. Both fans and athletes in town are already excited for the event still six years away.
“It’s going to give the community here an opportunity to see some sports that they might not be accustomed to, especially here in SEC Country where football, basketball and baseball are pretty much king,” said Lance Rhodes, Director of Sports Performance at Godspeed Elite Sports Academy in Hoover.
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