Birmingham, USA | July 7 - 17, 2022

The World Games 2022 Opening Ceremony presented by Alabama Power to be televised live locally by CBS-42

todayJuly 7, 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – WIAT CBS-42 will broadcast The World Games 2022 Opening Ceremony presented by Alabama Power tonight without commercial interruption.


CBS-42 will broadcast a one-hour preview show beginning at 7 p.m., serving as a prelude to the commercial-free Opening Ceremony from Protective Stadium scheduled to run until 10 p.m. The Opening Ceremony is expected to be a sellout.


“This will kick off Alabama’s biggest sports party, and it’s gratifying to know local residents who can’t be inside Protective Stadium can still see this amazing show,” The World Games CEO Nick Sellers said. “The world’s eyes turn to Birmingham and the Opening Ceremony will showcase the city and state of Alabama in epic fashion.”


Tickets for The World Games 2022 sports competitions, as well as the Closing Ceremony presented by Coca-Cola, can be purchased online at


A schedule all sports competitions is also available is at


Spectators are also encouraged to use the free Ride the Line system and details of the shuttle system can be found online at Other spectator information can be found at


About The World Games 2022

The World Games 2022 Birmingham is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee.  For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.