An International World Games Association delegation is currently in the capital of Hungary to evaluate the merits of the bid on location.
The bid submitted by Budapest and the neighboring city of Gödöllő was made possible after the cabinet of the Hungarian national government had guaranteed financial support to the World Games 2017 project in the amount of HUF 6 billion (EUR 22.53 million). IWGA officials are now in Hungary to discuss all aspects addressed in the bid documentation with the authorities.
The Hungarian President Pál Schmitt, a former Olympic Champion in fencing, told the IWGA delegation on Wednesday, 27 July, that the national government would contribute to make the games in Budapest and nearby Godollo as successful as possible in 2017. In reply, IWGA President Ron Froehlich expressed his satisfaction over such firm support granted by the authorities at all levels.
Over the next two days the IWGA delegation will visit and be briefed on the sports and accommodation facilities Hungary had proposed in its bid application.
Budapest and Godollo are competing with Genova (Italy), Wroclaw (Poland) and Cape Town (South Africa) to host the 2017 Games. The IWGA will officially award The World Games 2017 in early spring of next
year, with the IWGA General Meeting ratifying the board's recommendation for the Host City made in January.