News: Nomination of Saint Petersburg for hosting the World Games -2013
The Multisport Association of Russia received a letter from IWGA’s President Ron Fröhlich which suggests that Saint Petersburg should be nominated for hosting the World Games-2013.
It must be noted that that IWGA’s offer was caused by the refusal of Duisburg authorities (Germany) to host the event due to difficult financial situation in the period of the global economic crisis. We remind you that the previous –7th World Games in 2005 were held in Duisburg.
In his letter Mr. Fröhlich specially pointed to Russian sportsmen’s achievements at the two previous World Games in 2001 and 2005. Russian national team became the first according to informal medal count then. Besides, IWGA President supposes that hosting the Games corresponds to Russian high political potential and our country’s striving for acquiring the leading position at the global sport arena.
The Multisport Association of Russia officially asked Saint Petersburg administration to consider IWGA’s suggestion of the possibility to host the World Games in 2013.