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Parade of athletes kicks off World Games 2022 in Birmingham

Baku, July 8, AZERTAC

The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) has kicked off in Birmingham’s Protective Stadium featuring more than 3,600 athletes who will participate in dozens of events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts and tug of war.

Azerbaijan represented by the national karate team members and federation officials at the opening ceremony.

The opening ceremonies began 10 days of competition around the metro area in nearly 40 sports with participants from about 100 nations.

The 11th edition of TWG 2022 is taking place at various venues across the Birmingham metro area—including Protective Stadium, which was filled Thursday night with fans from around the globe, Legion Field, the Birmingham CrossPlex and the Hoover Met Complex.

Preceded by the entrance of hundreds of representatives of countries all over the world and multiple celebratory musical performances, Mayor Randall Woodfin declared the opening of The Games at Protective Stadium.

 

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