The World Urban Games (WUG) is a multi-sport event featuring both competition and showcase urban sports alongside a cultural festival. The first edition was held in Budapest, Hungary from 13 to 15 September 2019.[1][2] The event is organised by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).[3]


The event is the brainchild of the former GAISF President, the late Patick Baumann.[4] Although Baumann's death occurred before the first games, the project was maintained by the new executive of GAISF, and finally announced in 2018, with the first two editions originally awarded to Los Angeles, California. Disagreement over the program led to the venue of the first two editions being changed to Budapest, Hungary.[5][6] The Games are designed as a showcase for new, urban sports and lifestyle.

List of World Urban Games

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events
I 2019 Budapest  Hungary 13 September 15 September 300 8 18
II 2023 Future event


Sport (Discipline) Body 2019
BMX freestyle UCI 2
3x3 basketball FIBA 2
Indoor rowing World Rowing 2
Breaking WDSF 2
Parkour FIG 4
Flying Disc WFDF 1
Laser Run UIPM 3
Roller freestyle World Skate 2
Total events 18