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World Alternative Games – August 7, 2023

We are celebrating the World Alternative Games, which takes place on a date determined by the organizers. This year, it takes place on August 7. The World Alternative Games is an annual event that includes thrilling, adventurous, and fun games and sports. The day is an alternative Olympics with a little less international attention and standard laws. This is an unusual sports event that started in 2012 at the home of the World Bog Snorkeling Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys, Wales. The games included in the events are quirky and include the likes of Worm Charming, Chariot Racing, Bathtubbing Championships, Wife Carrying Championships, etc. So let us be a part of the next event and enjoy the unique experience.

History of World Alternative Games

We have always had the spirit to compete with others. It is an evolutionary trait that has been passed on to us through eons of evolution. Our competitive spirit has helped us achieve milestones in technology, science, art, sports, and other aspects of life. Modern sports, games, and other similar competitions can help us maintain this competitive spirit even in this modern age.

The Olympics are an event that began in Greece during the Middle Ages. It includes a wide range of sports and games, with people from every nation competing against each other for glory and medals. The Olympics have worldwide viewers and followers. But even the magnitude and grandeur of the Olympics are not enough to settle our spirits. Thus, various alternative forms of competition have developed over time.

World Alternative Games is one such competition that has its unique style and audience. There are various forms of competitive, simple, and yet elegant games that we play with our friends occasionally. But these games do not have enough popularity or structure to be included in a mainstream event like the Olympics. But they are more than enough for World Alternative Games. Welsh towns are already famous for their unique events and peculiar sports. Llanwrtyd Wells, a small town in Powys, Wales, organized the first games in 2012.

World Alternative Games timeline

776 B.C.
The First Recorded Olympics

The first recorded Olympic Games starts in the Greek city-state of Elis.

1896
The First Modern Olympics

Athens, the Greek city, hosts the first modern version of the Olympics.

1981
The World Games

The International World Games Association hosts the first World Games.

2012
World Alternative Games

Llanwrtyd Wells hosts the first World Alternative Games.

World Alternative Games FAQs

Where are the World Alternative Games being held in 2021?

A Welsh town, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, was scheduled for the World Alternative Games. But the event was canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

What is an alternative to the Olympic Games?

The Summer Olympics, the Friendship Games, and the World Alternative Games are alternatives to the Olympic Games.

What is the difference between the Olympics and the World Games?

There is no Olympic committee or national governing body for the World Games. The competitors are selected by the sports international federations, and the host cities do not have to construct new venues or facilities for the Games.

World Alternative Games Activities

  1. Create a new game

    Creating a new game can be challenging and fun. Make silly rules and fun moments with your new game and play it with your friends.

  2. Organize a game day

    Take a day off with your friends. Use this day to play all the weird games that you can think of.

  3. Gift the participants

    The main focus of the World Alternative Games is not about winning or losing. These games are about having fun, and no one can lose the game if they are having fun. Distribute silly and amusing gifts to everyone who took part.

5 Facts About World Alternative Games That You Should Know

  1. The start of World Alternative Games

    The first World Alternative Games started as an alternative to the London Olympics.

  2. Once every two years

    The World Alternative Games are hosted once every two years.

  3. 35 events

    The first World Alternative Games consisted of about 35 different events.

  4. Everyone is a winner

    The medals awarded contain the inscription, “Taking part is more important than winning.”

  5. COVID-19 and the games

    The last game was scheduled for 2021 and was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why We Love World Alternative Games

  1. Eccentric games

    The games included in the World Alternative Games are eccentric in nature. They are different from the regular format that we are all familiar with, and we love that it gives us a different vibe.

  2. Emphasis on participation

    The World Alternative Games do not place much emphasis on winners and losers. Here, the game is more important than the idea of victory.

  3. Humble games

    The World Alternative Games do not require grand settings and investment. We love it when we can have fun with minimal infrastructure and capital.

World Alternative Games dates

YearDateDay
2022August 1Monday
2023August 7Monday
2024August 5Monday
2025August 4Monday
2026August 3Monday

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