1985 World Games

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World Games 1985 logo.png
Host city London
Motto Sport is a universal language, the world is one family, all mankind are brothers and sisters.
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 1,550
Events 114
Opening ceremony 25 July 1985 (1985-07-25)
Closing ceremony 4 August 1985 (1985-08-04)
Officially opened by Charles Palmer, British Olympic Association Chairman
Main venue Wembley Conference Centre
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The 1985 World Games, the second World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in London, the capital city of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Three main venues were used, the main one being the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.The opening ceremony was held at the Wembley Conference Centre, the master of ceremonies was television commentator Ron Pickering. Competitors were addressed by World Games Association President Dr Un Yong Kim,Games Patron Ryoichi Sasakawa and British Olympic Association Chairman Charles Palmer. Sports included , field archery, taekwondo, karate, sambo, powerlifting, finswimming, roller sports, casting, korfball, water skiing, speedway, faustball, softball and netball,[1] the netball results reversed the results of its recent world cup, with New Zealand winning gold to Australia's silver. Similarly, 3rd and 4th places were reversed, with Jamaica winning bronze against England, the ground team at Crystal Palace was headed by former Nottingham Forest player Roy Dwight with assistance from Tosh Chamberlain. Television coverage was produced by Cheerleader productions. Commentators included Simon Reed,Martin Tyler,Gerald Sinstadt and Dave Lanning.

Titles[edit]

114 titles were awarded in 24 sports (not including four invitational sports).[2]

     As Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Artistic roller skating 4
Roller speed skating 10
Roller hockey 1
Bodybuilding 6
Boules 1
Bowling 5
Casting 12
Field archery 4
Fistball 1
Finswimming 18
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Life saving 8
Netball 1
Raquetball 2
Sambo 17
Taekwondo 8
Trampoline 6
Tug of war 2
Water skiing 6
Powerlifting
Motocross
Softball
Speedway
Total 125

Medal table[edit]

The medal tally during the second World Games is as follows. Italy was the over-all champion of this edition.[3]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 27 29 22 78
2  United States 18 16 18 52
3  Spain 15 11 5 31
4  Germany 13 12 16 41
5  Sweden 12 8 5 25
6  United Kingdom 11 11 21 43
7  France 7 11 13 31
8  South Korea 7 0 1 8
9  Netherlands 5 1 3 9
10  Japan 5 1 2 8
11  Hungary 4 4 5 13
12  Norway 2 6 8 16
13  Ireland 2 0 0 2
14  Canada 1 5 5 11
15  Belgium 1 4 4 9
16   Switzerland 1 2 4 7
17  Austria 1 1 0 2
 New Zealand 1 1 0 2
19  Singapore 1 0 0 1
20  Australia 0 4 5 9
21  Chinese Taipei 0 3 1 4
22  Egypt 0 2 2 4
23  Philippines 0 2 1 3
24  Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Bahrain (BRN) 0 0 1 1
 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
 Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
 Mexico 0 0 1 1
 Monaco 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Totals 134 134 152 420

References[edit]

  1. ^ Media Release 1985 World Games
  2. ^ "The World Games London 1985" (PDF). westnally.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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