The Anchor AIMS Games have expanded from 750 to more than 11,500 competitors since the original establishment in Tauranga Moana with the 2004 Games. Additions and changes have been made in the Anchor AIMS Games programme since 2004, with 19 events being added to the original four. Although enthusiasts of many activities hope to see their code become an AIMS Games sport, many factors are taken into consideration.
The choice of which sports take part in the Anchor AIMS Games is up to the AIMS Games Trustees who make the decision on the basis of proposals from each sports’ organising committee, via the Anchor AIMS Games Tournament Director. Sports that are already part of the Games are annually reviewed to determine whether they should be retained.
New codes for 2022 (if any) will be announced in April 2021.