20 some non-Olympic International Sports Federations gradually became aware of the possibility of its sports into the Olympic Games is quite slim , and then intends to create a comprehensive international games for non - Olympic events for its athletes to useless . and attract the attention of the mass media . Badminton, baseball , bodybuilding , bowling , darts ( Casting) , karate, power lifting , roller skating , softball , taekwondo , tug-of-war , and water skiing 12 International Sports Federations initiated World Games Council (World Games Council ) was established on May 21, 1980 in Seoul, Korea , later renamed the international world Games Association . The association has 33 members of the Association . The official language is English .
the association recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in administrative funding .
The association aims to popularize its association member management sports ; improve its associate membership status in the international and national sports governing bodies , to improve its image ; improve the competitive level to promote the development of the sport of the members of the Association ; Association Member the friendship between the protection of the traditional values of sport .
the association to accept and acknowledge the constitution and purpose of the International Olympic Committee .
the highest authority of the Association 's Congress , held every four years . The Executive Committee elected by the General Assembly is responsible for the organization of the World Games , and complete other tasks . The Executive Committee is composed of the President , the Secretary-General , Treasurer , two Vice-Presidents and two members . The current Chairman of the U.S. Florin Lick ( Ron Froehlich, ) .