José Perurena Lopez elected International World Games Association President

José Perurena Lopez, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was elected President of the Internation World Games Association (IWGA) until 2018 at their Annual General Meeting in Belek, Turkey on Monday. He succeeds Ron Froelich, who served as President since 1992, and was unanimously appointed Honorary President by the delegates of the 36 member federations.


José Perurena commented after the election, “Thank you very much for your trust. Together we will take The World Games to the next level.” The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland will be the first edition under the responsibility of the new President.

While outlining his goals for the IWGA, Perurena added, “My plan for the future years is having an agreement with the IOC to use our multisports event for the possible alternatives of the future sports that go to the Olympics.”

Perurena is also President of the International Canoe Federation, which had two disciplines, Canoe Polo and Canoe Marathon, in the World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia.

The IFSC wishes to congratulate the new IWGA President, and we look forward to seeing where he leads the World Games!