The IWGA have moved into a larger headquarters in Lausanne in Switzerland ©IWGA

The International World Games Association (IWGA) have relocated their headquarters and now occupy a floor in the previous home of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in Lausanne.

The new office now includes meeting rooms that can be used by the IWGA member federations when visiting the Swiss city.

IWGA general manager Chantal Boehi claims that the move across the Olympic capital went smoothly.

"Instead of 12 square metres, now suddenly we have 115 square metres," Boehi said.

"Member federations and partners can now update their address books with the new address for IWGA."

The FIG resided in the 19th century villa at Avenue de la Gare 12, which it purchased from the city, before moving to a nearby lot in December. 

As well as a change in headquarters, there have also been amendments to the media department at the IWGA as Anna Jacobson has been appointed communications officer.

Former press officer Hermann Kewitz continues as media consultant, working closely with both Jacobson and the Wroclaw 2017 World Games Organising Committee.

"We are very pleased to appoint Anna Jacobson to this task," said IWGA President José Perurena.

Anna Jacobson has been appointed IWGA communications officer ©IWGA
Anna Jacobson has been appointed IWGA communications officer ©IWGA

"She has many years of experience in communication, both in an international federation and recently at the IWGA, and this is an excellent development on our road to Wroclaw and the World Games 2017."

According to the IWGA, the changes mean that Jacobson now carries overall responsibility for IWGA communication matters both before and during the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw. 

Kewitz, meanwhile, will have responsibility for services for and cooperation with the WOC.

"I am excited to be taking on these new tasks at this most exciting of times, just before the Games," said Jacobson.

"I look forward to working in this new role with all our federations, partners and media.

"Le’s get everyone talking about the World Games."