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Jefferson County EMA director: World Games offered invaluable training of first responders, emergency management

The World Games in Birmingham was not as much of a success as organizers hoped it would’ve been, but there were some invaluable aspects when it came to emergency training leading up to the event.

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'It is what it is': Jefferson County Commission votes to give $4M in ARPA money to bail out beleaguered Birmingham World Games

The Jefferson County Commission will be forking up $4 million to the World Games 2022 to help address the organization’s $14 million debt. 

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Birmingham City Council votes to give $5 million to cover World Games debt

The Birmingham City Council voted to fork up $5 million to cover the $14 million owed by the World Games to private vendors and other businesses.

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10 other ways Birmingham could have used the $75 million spent for the World Games

The price tag for the 2022 World Games is estimated to be in the ballpark of $75 million when it is all said and done.

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CEO Nick Sellers addresses World Games 2022 $14 million deficit

The World Games 2022 came to a close in Birmingham last month after falling $14 million short of breaking even.

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Did the World Games meet economic expectations? Community weighs in

The World Games 2022 was expected to generate $256 million in economic impact for the Birmingham area. But was this expectation met?

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Over 50 arrested during The World Games in connection to anti-human trafficking operations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Birmingham conducted a four-week joint operation to combat human trafficking during the World Games 2022, which resulted in over 50 arrests.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin grades city's handling of World Games 'an A-plus'

Friday, during an appearance on Birmingham's News Radio 105.5 WERC, Mayor Randall Woodfin told "Alabama Morning News" host JT Nysewander that his city deserved an "A-plus" grade.

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UFC veteran, former Tide linebacker Eryk Anders misses out on World Games appearance

“My manager called me and said the UFC is not going to like that,” Anders said.

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U.S. beats Japan in World Games softball on a special night at the Hoover Met

Smooth was not part of the process. Perhaps that made the celebration even sweeter after the United States softball team battled its way to a gritty 3-2 World Games Gold Medal victory over Japan on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 at the Hoover Met. “You can’t write it any better than this,” said U.S. captain Haylie McCleney, a graduate of nearby Mortimer Jordan High.

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Brady Ellison wins World Game silver medal in archery for third time

Brady Ellison has competed in the World Games three times, including the past four days in Birmingham. Each time, he stood on the podium, silver medal hanging around his neck, listening to someone else’s national anthem. This time, he said, it came down to a pair of errant shots.