IWGA President José Perurena stated: “We are very pleased by the way that Joachim Gossow has taken our multi-sport event to the next level. We recognise the progress that we have achieved in the recent editions of The World Games, and we are aiming to follow this track into the future. That is why we have agreed to extend the contract with Joachim Gossow, who leads our staff and who has the full confidence of our member federations and of the upcoming host city.”
Joachim Gossow has served The World Games since 2002. He was Head of the Sports Department at The World Games 2005 in Duisburg. After his successful work on behalf of a host city, he became IWGA Sports Director and in 2010 CEO of the International World Games Association.