2020 Competition Updates
As you can imagine, there are many details in reviewing all of the competitive sports associated with the Transplant Games. With 21 different medaling events taking place over a six-day, schedule hosting thousands of athletes and spectators, we typically look at every single aspect of the sport from the rules of competition, the hosting venue, flooring, equipment, staffing etc. Although the review process will take many more months, we have some early news to share.
There are no plans to make any significant changes in our competition structure in 2020, so while there may be some small adjustments, you can expect to see the usual Division I and Division II competition structure.
has been discontinued effective with the 2020 Games. This should not come as much of a surprise, as participation in this sport has declined among our competitors, as well as nationally as an amateur sport. We are sad to see this sport end, but the time had come to make this difficult decision.
On a more positive note, we will be adding a second day of
in order to accommodate a growing interest in this sport. We very likely will have one day of singles competition, and another day to handle doubles and mixed doubles.
We do not anticipate any new sports in 2020. Although we continue to review new sports for possible inclusion in the Games, we are limited to what we can add from a scheduling perspective and budget standpoint. There may be opportunities to test out some of the American Dream facilities, but note that these events would be considered on a trial basis and would not be part of our medaling competitions.