We are proud to host the third edition of the World Company Sport Games that will take place in Athens, Greece from 17th to 21st June 2020!
The Company Sport’s heart will be beating in Athens uniting companies and people from 5 continents, demonstrating in the process the beneficial effects of company sport, whilst carrying a strong message to the whole world:
“Company sport is not just a sport event: It’s a need!”
The World Company Sport Games are more than a sporting competition, they are a chance to bring together working people from across the globe demonstrating the virtues of company sport. Open to all levels and abilities and for organisations of all sizes, forms and activities, the Games represent the largest, most inclusive sporting event dedicated to employees.
Following two successful editions of the World Company Sport Games in 2016 and 2018, in Palma de Mallorca and La Baule respectively that welcomed thousands of athletes from across the world, Athens is ready to welcome back old companies and competitors and inspire new ones to also partake in this vibrant event.
28 Sport Disciplines
Men and women will have the opportunity to compete in a diverse range of sports, sharing values that are inherent in both the sports and work environment: teamwork, communication and commitment.
Through this multi-sport event that spans across multiple days, the participants will have the chance to form bonds of friendship both within and outside their work circle in an environment that strengthens their physical and mental well-being, bolsters employees’ engagement and organisational culture.
This year, we are providing an expanded range of sports, with 28 disciplines! The new sport disciplines offered include arm wrestling, kettlebell and squash ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Participants will have the opportunity to compete at the unique facilities of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens and at other specially selected athletic venues.
The staging of this event is a living testament to the belief and commitment in the idea of Company Sport by both the World Federation for Company Sport and the Hellenic Organisation for Company Sport and Health.
Birthplace of Olympic Games
The Olympic Athletic Center of Athens - OAKA, the Official Sports Venue of the Olympic Games 2004, will proudly host the World Company Sport Games 2020! For the first time in the history of the World Company Games, participants will compete in one of the most prestigious and globally acknowledged sports centers that showcases the best of the Greek Olympic Heritage!
The Organizing Committee of the 3rd World Company Games will host the Opening Ceremony in the “Panathenaic Stadium”, the historical stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896, providing a unique experience to the participants. The Closing Ceremony and Every Day events will be hosted in a festive atmosphere in the “National Athletic Club of Athens”.
WFCS and company sport purpose and activities are today clearly related to a need expressed by both the employees and employers. Whether it is for social issues, management, corporate culture, networking, productivity or health, the positive impact of physical activity within the workplace is now recognized. World Company Sport Games are now the symbol and major star product to promote the development of company sport
From 17th to 21st June 2020, Athens will be the host for the third World Company Sport Games. A new important step in the recent history of the Games, in the historical ground of the first Olympic Games and a few years after the 2004 Athens Olympic Games edition.
The choice of the city of Athens and Greece was based on an exemplary application. The total involvement of the city, associations and sports sector as well as the tourism and economic industry, guarantee us that everything will be done to host you in perfect conditions. Athens and Greece, one of the most inspirational and magnificent places in Europe and the World, benefit from accommodation infrastructures that will guarantee you a wide range of choice as well as a high number of quality sport facilities that will enable you to practice sport in perfect conditions.So confident and enthusiastic, I warmly invite you to come to Athens in 2020 for great moments of friendliness, fair play and sport performance.
Didier Besseyre | WFCS President
We are excited to have you join us for the prestigious WCSG 2020 event. Greece is the birthplace of Democracy and the Olympic Games. Athens has been twice the proud host of the modern Olympic Games of 1896 and 2004 and is now ready to welcome back the ideals of sporting excellence, respect and fair contest in the same spirit.
The ancient Greeks paid a strong emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle, starting the Olympic Games as a way of demonstrating their fitness. The proverb “Νοῦς ὑγιὴς ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ”, “a sound mind is in a sound body” could not be of more relevance in our modern societies characterized with an ever more stressful work-culture.
It is the first time that the WCSG are hosted in an Olympic city and that alone is a stepping stone in the young history of this international event. We have compiled an exclusive experience for athletes, allocating the state-of-the-art Olympic Facilities of Athens 2004 combined with outstanding organization and wide-ranging events for a memorable stay.
Ι wish you an unforgettable trip in this fascinating city and country that will reward you with its hospitality, rich history and Mediterranean climate.
Nikos Kerassovitis | HOCSH President
The 3rd World Company Sport Games is the most important major multisport event taking place in Greece, after the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games and Athens 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
It will be our great honor and pleasure to share with you the unique experience of the implementation of the Games in the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Looking forward to welcoming your delegations and providing you with a great experience discovering the Olympic legacy of Athens, the Greek culture and hospitality!
Spiros Karavoulis | President
It is a great honour for our country, the cradle of sports and the Olympic Games, to be hosting the 3rd event of the World Company Sport Games, an event to enhance the principles and values of sports within the work environment.
Greece has a long tradition in excellent organisation of world events in all sports, team or individual, which culminated in the 2004 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Athens, a pole of attraction for hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe, is also growing in the sport tourism sector, and is to become an excellent destination for Corporate Sports, turning employees’ participation in sports events into an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Furthermore, the World Company Sport Games will present a unique opportunity to upgrade entrepreneurship and the constructive exchange of ideas and expertise between employers and employees from the entire world.
I wish good luck to all participants and organisers and may our guests have a productive and pleasant stay in the historic and beautiful sites of Athens.
Lefteris Avgenakis | Deputy Minister for Culture and Sports
The World Company Sport Games are an important institution and it is a great honour for our country to be hosting this outstanding event, the 3rd World Company Sport Games. These Games have a significant impact at the image of our country as a sport travel destination. It is a great opportunity for the hospitality industry of our country to provide once more excellent services to the participants. The Ministry of Tourism emphasises the importance of thematic tourism, such as Health and Well-being tourism. This is why we support this effort in every possible way in practice.
We are glad that our country is hosting an event with the participation of more than 7000 athletes from 45 countries; an event at which dozens of individual and team sports will be held, an event that brings us all closer to sports, and reminds us of the significance of values such as Fair Play. I warmly wish that this 3rd event of the World Company Sport Games will be successful and that they maintain their leading role in years to come. In our capacity as political leaders we will always support such initiatives and efforts. Good luck!
Charis Theocharis | Minister of Tourism
City of Athens in collaboration with World Federation for Company Sport and the Hellenic Organization for Company Sport & Health embraces the 2020 World Company Sport Games. It is a great honor for us all to host such an acclaimed event that records a remarkable number of athletes from all over the world. It is a great opportunity for our city to attract worldwide interest and for us to reaffirm our attitude to sports and health, as an integral part of our working environment.
We firmly believe in the quality of life within the working environment as an active cell of every society. Therefore, we welcome every pursuit that activates citizens and every initiative that stimulates the optimism which athleticism brings into our daily lives. Moreover, we embrace sports and activities which become endorsed in all parts of life: education life, family life and work life. City of Athens unites its voice and forces with the Hellenic and World Organization for Company Sport and Health in order to raise awareness of a common goal: to change our daily schedule and add value to moments: to the countless moments that we invest at work. All these moments can surely be filled with sports, entertainment but above all with a healthy lifestyle that should be our enduring pursuit.
We are thrilled and proud that for the first time, the World Company Sport Games will be hosted at Olympic venues, at the birthplace of the Olympics!
Kostas Bakoyannis | Mayor of Athens
The Region of Attica hails the organisation of the 3rd Event of World Company Sports Games 2020 in Attica.
This important celebration of sports is the third largest event to be held in our country following the Olympics and the Special Olympics; it is a unique opportunity for Greece to promote its comparative advantages in the Sports sector.
Additionally, thousands of athletes from around the world will have the opportunity to experience the athletic facilities of the 2004 Olympics, in the country that was the birthplace of world sports.
It is a well-documented fact that a sedentary lifestyle and modern working conditions have a negative impact of citizens’ daily life.
Corporate Sports offer a significant incentive for citizens to incorporate sports in their lives, so as to improve their morale, to prevent diseases and to increase productivity and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The Region of Attica will continue to support and encourage the organisation of such significant sports events as the World Company Sport Games; our top priority is to turn Attica into a Model Region of well-being and high quality of life.
I would like to conclude by congratulating everyone who contributed to the effort of organising the 3rd event of the World Company Sport Games 2020 and by expressing my warm wishes for a successful meeting.
Georgios Patoulis | Regional Governor of Attica