Flying Disc competition set to begin at The World Games 2022

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Video livestream free coverage schedule announced

Five days of Flying Disc action are set to begin at The World Games 2022 starting Tuesday, July 12 as eight countries vie to take home the gold medal from the rescheduled multi-sport games taking place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Athletes from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and the USA and are competing in the mixed gender team discipline of Ultimate, and they will compete from the 12th through Saturday the 16th of July at John Carroll Catholic High School.

The World Games are an international multi-sport event comprising sports and sporting disciplines that are not contested in the Olympic Games. They are usually held every four years, one year after a Summer Olympic Games, over the course of 11 days. The World Games are governed by the International World Games Association, under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. In Birmingham, Alabama (USA), the 11th edition of The World Games was officially declared as open on July 7th in front of 27,000 spectators. Altogether 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries will compete in more than 30 sports disciplines. Flying Disc has been a medal sport in The World Games since 2001.

“We are all excited to be here in Birmingham for the competitive pinnacle of the sport of Ultimate, stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “It is particularly sweet as we emerge from under the shadow of the pandemic.  It has been a while since these teams have since each other due to the lockdowns, so we are looking for this to be a highly competitive and entertaining showdown among the world’s most talented teams.”

WFDF has partnered with the Olympic Channel for its world championship and multi-sport coverage of TWG Flying Disc competition. Matches will be played and be available via livestream each day from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 1:00pm US Central time and again 4:00pm to 7:30pm, all US Central time (or 16:30 to 19:00 and 23:00 to 2:30, Central European time). The Championship final will begin Saturday 16 July at 6:00pm US Central time (1:00am Central European time). The World Games will have free global coverage exclusively on the Olympic Channel and, for the first time, via the Olympic Channel’s embedded video player on the WFDF website. The full schedule and live results are available on the results page.

Twelve preliminary and consolation matches will be produced by Ultiworld and shown Tuesday through Friday.  Live play-by-play and color commentary will be provided by Tom Styles (GBR), Hannah Pendlebury (GBR), Liam Grant (IRL), and Ráchel Tošnerová (CZE), all working out of the Olympic Channel’s production facilities in Madrid. Pregame, halftime, and postgame programming anchored by Evan Lepler (USA), with Megan Tormey (USA), Darryl Stanley (USA), and Charlie Eisenhood (USA). Semifinals and Finals coverage on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16 will be produced by ISB and also be available at https://twg2022.com. Executive Producer Tim Rockwood noted, “In the history of flying disc coverage, I can’t recall a commentator all-star team of this caliber, and our production partners at Ultiworld are committed to putting viewers up-close-and personal inside the competition venue.”

Author: WFDF