The 19th World Transplant Games (WTG) were hosted in Durban, this year. The games are for the recipients who have received life saving organ transplants. e-Thekwini Municipality Mayor James Nxumalo said “The World Transplant Games are a celebration of the human spirit, giving individuals with previously life threatening illnesses the chance to compete in a high-level-sports event”.
The games feature over 50 events including athletics, swimming, tennis, squash, golf, volleyball and bowling, cycling and road races also took place in the city. Over 55 countries are participating in the games with the hope of winning gold, silver or bronze for their country. According to WTG Federation president Olivier Coustere, countries that have hosted the event have experienced a 30 percent or higher increase in organ donation rates.
The games celebrate the triumph of athletes that received life saving organ transplants. The games will end on August, 04.
For more information please go to this website: here