WATCH LIVE: World Games 2022 makes ticket, performer announcements

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The World Games 2022 hosted an event announcing the opening of ticket sales to the public with one year to go until the Opening Ceremonies.

On Wednesday, organizers introduced the official World Games 2022 mascots, Vulcan and Vesta, announcements of musical artists, including master of ceremonies Bootsy Collins, that will perform during Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Back in April, the International Olympic Committee announced the new dates for the postponed Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The new dates, July 23 – August 8, clash partly with those of The World Games 2021, which were scheduled to be held July 15–25, according to the International World Games Association.

The city of Birmingham has been working for over a year to make sure the proper arrangements are made to have a safe and exciting World Games experience.

The World Games 2022, an international multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition in Birmingham from July 7-17, 2022. An anticipated 3,600 athletes will participate in more than 30 different sports throughout The Games.  

You can watch the full annoucnement in the player above

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