Core Sport Policy for the 2024 BC Winter and BC Summer Games Released

Core Sport Policy for the 2024 BC Winter and BC Summer Games Released

Author: BC Games Society/Saturday, December 18, 2021/Categories: Front Page, 2021 News, 2024 BC Winter Games, 2024 BC Summer Games

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The BC Games Society has released the Core Sport Policy for the 2024 BC Winter and BC Summer Games. This keystone policy shapes the partnership for Provincial and Disability Sport Organizations in the current BC Winter or BC Summer Games and includes opportunities for new sports to apply to the BC Games. 

Guided by the Core Sport Policy, sport organizations who are not currently part of the BC Games are given the opportunity to demonstrate how the Games would fit into their sport development plans and how the Games would be used as an integral part of athlete, coach, and officials’ development models.  

Key principles for inclusion in the Games include province-wide participation, coaching and officials’ development pathways, regional hosting capacity, gender equity among participants, and are generally a one-time opportunity for all participants.

The application deadline for new sports is February 18, 2022, while the deadline for sports in the Games to apply for major changes is detailed in the Core Sport Timeline (different timing for winter and summer sports).

Existing sports in the BC Winter or BC Summer Games do not need to re-apply, but do go through a post-Games evaluation process as per the Core Sport criteria.

For details, refer to the following documents:


Questions about the Core Sport application process can be directed to


About the BC Games

Since the BC Winter and BC Summer Games were first established in 1978, the BC Games Society has worked to bring the province together in the spirit of sport and friendship. Over the past 40+ years, the Games have involved more than 350,000 participants and volunteers over 38 Games.

The BC Games are an entry point to the performance pathway and are high profile competitive opportunities for Provincial Sport Organizations to incorporate into their Long Term Athlete/Player Development model. The competition at the Games is generally in the higher end of the Learning to Train or lower end of the Training to Train stage for each sport.


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