City Council President William Parker wants the 2022 World Games to embellish Birmingham's reputation as a sports destination and foster closer ties with the National Football League (NFL).
A new 31-acre park is due to be completed in Birmingham in Alabama in time for the American city's hosting of the 2022 World Games.
Irish tug of war legend James Kehoe said he had been "totally overwhelmed" by the support he received in the race to become the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time.
Organisers of the World Games 2022, scheduled to be held in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States, have announced details of three more venues for the multi-sport event.
Malaysian squash star Nicol David has been named the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time after winning the contest with 318,943 votes.
Further disruptions to the World Games 2022, which were moved from 2021 to accommodate the rescheduling of the Tokyo 2020 Games to this summer, have not been ruled out by the chief executive of the International World Games Association Joachim Gossow.
Almost 1,500 young people have already expressed interest in volunteering at the Birmingham 2022 World Games, according to chief executive Nick Sellers.
The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time candidate list has been reduced to ten after the first round of voting.
Redmont Distillery has signed up to be the official vodka of the Birmingham 2022 World Games and will produce special bottles to commemorate the multi-sport event.
Malaysian squash star Nicol David holds a comfortable lead as the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time race heads towards its first milestone, which will see only the top ten candidates continue receiving votes.
Renowned country music star Randy Owen has been named as an honorary co-chair for the Birmingham 2022 World Games.
A 24-strong list of candidates for the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time award has been published, with each contender representing a different sport.
Scottish pool player Jayson Shaw has been named the International World Games Association's (IWGA) Athlete of the Month for December.
International World Games Association (IWGA) President José Perurena has claimed the organisation has shown itself to be "crisis-proof" in 2020 and described this year as the most challenging in the body's history.
Three new members have joined the Birmingham 2022 World Games Board of Directors - Pamela Cook, Mark Ingram and Tad Snider.