Budapest replaces Los Angeles as host of World Urban Games
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Los Angeles will no longer host the first World Urban Games in September after disagreements with organizers about the sports program.
The global group of sports governing bodies, known as GAISF, says Budapest has stepped in to host the event from Sept. 13-15.
Budapest has also been offered the 2021 edition instead of Los Angeles. The California city, which will stage the 2028 Olympics, was announced as host of the 2021 World Urban Games four months ago.
GAISF senior vice president Raffaele Chiulli says organizers “couldn’t agree on a final program” with LA officials, who preferred a street festival event.
The World Urban Games competitive program of seven sports includes 3-on-3 basketball, skateboarding and breakdancing.