The World Games digital archive is be hosted by the Olympic Channel, it has been announced.
It means International World Games Association (IWGA) stakeholders can access videos and pictures covering the 40 years of the event there.
The IWGA archive features approximately 1,700 videos and 10,500 pictures, including assets from all 10 Games editions.
These include the first edition of the World Games in Santa Clara in California in 1981 to the most recent event in Wroclaw in Poland in 2017.
The IWGA archive is open to the 37 IWGA Member Federations and Birmingham in Alabama and Chengdu in China, hosts of the next two editions of the Games in 2022 and 2025, as well as other interested parties.
The new IWGA archive platform follows more than six months of collaboration with the Olympic Channel in Madrid and it will continue to evolve as more assets become available, it is promised.
"In the near future, we want to add to the IWGA archive as many more photos and recordings from the history of The World Games as possible," said IWGA chief executive Joachim Gossow.
"There are still numerous treasures that we have not yet unearthed."
The IWGA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2016 with the International Olympic Committee.
"In the Memorandum of Understanding of 2016 between IWGA and the IOC promised each other mutual support," said Gossow.
"Once again, it is evident that this commitment is being fulfilled."
The Olympic Channel broadcast the 2017 World Games from Wroclaw, which featured 3,214 athletes from 102 countries taking part in 27 official sports and four invitational sports.
"The IWGA celebrates its 40th birthday this year," said Gossow.
"The new IWGA archive platform as part of the Olympic Channel digital archive allows direct access to our history.
"It is a gift that we have made to our members and our partners."
Users can access the new platform by sending an email to [email protected].
Upon registration, IWGA partners will be able to download assets from the archive to promote the World Games at no charge.