They’re doing WHAT at the 2022 Birmingham, AL World Games?!

Only a few short weeks until the World of Games makes its 2022 debut in our very own Magic City! Is it the Olympics? What makes this sporting event different from anything we’ve seen in Birmingham? Stay tuned to find out.

Unlike any other sporting event you’ll see this Summer, The World of Games includes events you can’t see anywhere else. Here are some of our favorite sporting events that are sure to turn heads.

Drone Racing

Taking place at the Barber Motorsports Park, Drone Racing is definitely one of the most anticipated events of the games. In this event, pilots will drive their drones around a specially made course that tests both their speed and agility.

Sumo Wrestling

Originating from Japan, Sumo Wrestling has made a long journey to Birmingham for the Summer. The full-contact wrestling sport includes 3 classes (light, medium, and heavy) and is sure to be the main event of the 2022 World of Games. For a beginner’s guide, follow the link.


Waterski/ Wakeboarding

You might have participated in wakeboarding over the memorial day holiday at the lake, but we can guarantee this event is going to be one you don’t want to miss. Taking place at Oak Mountain State Park, there are multiple categories that will be completed within. Trick, jump, and freestyle are just a few of the events taking place within the unique watersports.


Similar to the American-loved sport, volleyball, Fistball consists of a 5-player team whose goal is to strike the ball to the other side of the court without the opponent being able to return the ball. This event will take place at Birmingham-Southen College.


This event, once called ballroom dancing, is one of the most anticipated. The many dances will take place at the BJCC Legacy Arena. Here, multiple styles of dance will be performed and judged. These include but aren’t limited to Rock n’ Roll and Break Dancing.

This is only a small list of the events that will take place at the 2022 World Of Games. We can’t wait to see what the competitors and Birmingham has in store!

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