The CSIT World Sports Games

The World Sports Games (WSG) are an international major event taking place every two years and welcoming up to 6000 participants. It is full of competitive and non-competitive sports, cultural exchange and fun. WSG are not multisports games for top athletes, but for all amateurs - young & old, men & women - from different countries and cultures all over the world. Not only sports competitions are in the foreground, but also organising a huge festival with the objective of gathering sports friends, as a worldwide family, to advance the making of lifelong friendships, the exchange of information, know-how and experiences within the specific sport or sports-overlapping.


The WSG are an open event for amateur sportsmen with thousands of participants each edition. They are based on the idea of our former International Workers' Olympiads of the 1920s/30s and create a unique atmosphere of tolerance, respect, sustainability & fair play. Everyone - no matter if CSIT member or non-member organisations, partners, individual athletes, governmental bodies, trade unions or companies are allowed to take part. No one is excluded.

These are the ingredients that make the WSG an international and festival-like sports week you will never forget!

How to become host of CSIT World Sports Games

In the following we may give you an understanding of our proceedings how to become host of one of the next editions of the CSIT World Sports Games (WSG):
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As applicant organisation, governmental institution or company in association with a candidate city please contact the General Secretariat (e-mail: for the application documents, prepare accurately and provide comprehensive information; this could be in the form of written statements and descriptions, brochures, presentations, pictures as well as promotion videos, preferred via e-mail, Dropbox and similar platforms to the head of the CSIT working group “World Sports Games” Sports Director Henk Bouchoms (e-mail: and General Secretary Wolfgang Burghardt (e-mail:

To receive the detailed procedure and the official application form for hosting the WSG please contact the General Secretary (


The platform for the personal presentation of your application is the annual CSIT Congress, which takes place annually between calendar-weeks 42-45 in October/November.

  • X.  CSIT World Sports Games 2027: Application period is still open!

Please mind that individual agreements are only possible after consultation of the General Secretary!


After reception of a valid candidature, the experts of the CSIT working group “World Sports Games” will visit the applying host city and organizer on location in order to evaluate all necessities and conditions for the evaluation report.
Based on this report the Executive Committee will come to an decision in the following meetings. Subsequently, all candidates will be informed right away.

In case of further questions please do not hesitate to contact General Secretary Wolfgang Burghardt (e-mail: as well as Sports Director Henk Bouchoms (e-mail:

Upcoming and past games



The 8th World Sports Games in Loutraki will take place from 3rd to 8th June 2025

WSG 2023


September 5th to 10th, 2023 in Cervia, Italy - everything you need to know!

WSG 2019


July 2nd to 7th 2019 in Tortosa, Spain

WSG 2017


June 13th to 18th 2017 in Riga, Latvia

WSG 2015


June 11th to 18th 2015 in Lignano, Italy

WSG 2013


July 2nd to 9th 2013 in Varna, Bulgaria

WSG 2010


July 1st to 8th 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia

WSG 2008


June 29th to June 6th 2008 in Rimini, Italy