The 11th edition of The World Games will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA from 7th to 17th July 2022. This edition, originally planned for 2021, is postponed to 2022 because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hosts expect around 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries. For the first time, the Iroquois team in Lacrosse will represent an indigenous ethnic group. The distribution between women and men is about 50:50. Thirty-four sport are included in the ten days of competition. The athletes will compete for the gold medals of The World Games in 223 medal events.
The ITA will be responsible for the delivery of the anti-doping program for this event and will collaborate with the Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) for the on-site sample collection operations and connected logistical activities.