There are many questions we receive from our new participants. Here we want to share the most common questions and provide the answers:
Q: WHAT ARE THE UNITED WORLD GAMES?
A: The UWG are one of the world's most successful youth sport event combining the Olympic feeling with cultural exchange through sports.
Q: WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
A: Everyone is allowed to participate, no matter what level of play! Among our thousands of participants there are school teams, clubs teams, select teams and youth national teams.
Q: WHO ORGANIZES THE GAMES?
A: The Games are organized by the non-profit organization United World Games whose aim it is to foster cultural exchange through sports events and programs.
Q: WHY ARE THE GAMES ALWAYS HELD IN THE MID/END OF JUNE? SOME COUNTRIES ARE STILL IN SCHOOL...
A: The June date is a compromise on a global scale, which allows most countries to participate in our Games. For the countries that are still in school we do provide special invitation letters that usually help the students to apply for a leave.
Q: WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
A: We have special packages for the various travel budgets of our teams. Just get in touch with us to receive the official price list. Participating is cheaper than you might think!
Q: WHY ARE THE GAMES ALWAYS HELD IN KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA?
A: With the city of Klagenfurt and the province of Carinthia we have two strong partners that share our vision and grant us the much needed support we need to run the Games.
Q: Can parents or family memberS attend as well?
A: Yes, of course, the family members of our athletes are very welcome to attend the Games and cheer on the side line. Every year we have more and more parents joining. We offer a special parents package and there are several special activities for our parents.
Q: WHAT MAKES THE UWG SO DIFFERENT TO ANY OTHER TOURNAMENT?
A: The UWG are NOT a tournament. They are so much more than just playing the sport you love. At the UWG you'll meet young players your age from all over the world not just on the playing fields, but - even better - you will have several opportunities to really get to know them. Our Players Town is the perfect place to hang out and make new friends!!!
Q: WHAT AND WHERE IS THE PLAYERS TOWN?
A: The Players Town is the center of the Games inside our beautiful EURO 2008 stadium. It houses not only the Check-In, Tournament Office and General Information desk but also our famous international food court, lounge & entertainment area, merchandise stands and one part of the UWG Camp.
Q: ARE THERE FOOD OPTIONS IF SOMEONE HAS ALLERGIES?
A: Yes, we do offer gluten free and lactose free meal choices.
Q: CAN A TEAM GET AROUND KLAGENFURT WITHOUT ITS OWN TRANSPORTATION?
A: Yes, we organize pick up form the various airports for the teams and also provide a sophisticated transport system to get around in Klagenfurt - two shuttle bus lines in addition to the well-proven public busses.
Q: BY WHEN DO WE NEED TO SIGN UP?
A: The official deadline is May 1st, but keep in mind that the spots are filling fast and many accommodations are already filled way before that. So, the earlier you register, the better it is!
Q: HOW CAN WE SIGN UP?
A: Nothing easier than that - just click on the registration button on our website and fill in the requested fields.
SEE YOU IN KLAGENFURT!!!