The 12th edition of The World Games will take place in Chengdu (People’s Republic of China) from 7 to 17 August 2025. These dates were agreed upon by the International World Games Association (IWGA) together with the Local Organising Committee in the capital of Sichuan Province. After the 11th edition of the TWG in Birmingham, Alabama had to be postponed by one year to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWGA is thus returning to its standard scheduling.

The World Games 2025 will be the first edition held under the guidelines set by the strategy paper ‘Growth Beyond Excellence’. The maximum permitted number (this includes athletes and technical officials) for the official sports programme of TWG 2025 onwards will be increased from 4200 to 5000.

In principle, this number will include 4000 participants proposed by the 39 IWGA Member Federations with events on the programme. The remaining 1000 participants will be made up of participants from other disciplines in agreement with the host cities, participants from disciplines determined in consultation with the International Olympic Committee, and participants from para-disciplines. These disciplines will be determined after consultation with the International Paralympic Committee.

The next edition of TWG in Birmingham, Alabama will be attended by 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries. 34 sports are on the programme for the Games, which take place from 7 to 17 July 2022.