World Games sports

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The World Games sports comprise all the sports contested in The World Games.[1]

Sports[edit]

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Included in the Olympic program
  As Invitational sport
Official sports
Sport (Discipline) Body 81 85 89 93 97 01 05 09 13 17
Acrobatic gymnastics FIG 15 15 5 5 5 5 5
Aerobic gymnastics 4 4 5 5 7 5
Rhythmic gymnastics 4 4 4 3 4
Trampoline and Tumbling 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
 
Artistic roller skating FIRS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Inline hockey 1 1 1 1
Roller hockey 1 1 1 1 1
Roller speed skating 6 12 10 10 10 10 12 10 18 18
 
Air sports FAI 5 4 5 5 3 3
Archery WA 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Beach handball IHF 2 2 2 2 2
Billiards WCBS 4 4 4 4 4
Boules sports CMSB 1 2 2 2 4 6 8 8 12
Bowling WB[s 1] 3 5 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 4
Canoe polo ICF 2 2 2 2
Dancesport WDSF 2 2 3 3 3 4
Finswimming CMAS 12 17 14 14 16 10 10 10 10 14
Fistball IFA 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Floorball IFF 1 1
Flying disc WFDF 3 1 1 1 1
Ju-jitsu JJIF 10 9 10 10 13 22
Karate WKF 9 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12
Korfball IKF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lifesaving ILS 10 14 16 16 26 26 26 16 16
Muay Thai IFMA 11
Orienteering IOF 3 3 5 5 5
Powerlifting IPF 9 3 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8
Sport climbing IFSC 4 4 4 6
Squash WSF 2 2 2 2 2
Sumo IFS 5 8 8 8 8
Tug of war TWIF 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
Waterskiing IWWF 8 6 6 6 12 12 8 6 8 8
 
Previous official sports
Badminton BWF 5 since 1992
Baseball WBSC[s 2] 1 1992-2008
Bodybuilding IFBB 6 6 6 7 9 7 7 7
Casting ICSF 11 12 13 12 6 6
Indoor cycling UCI 5
Netball INF 1 1 1
Racquetball IRF 4 2 2 2 2
Rugby sevens WR[s 3] 1 1 1 1 since 2016
Sambo FIAS 17 9
Softball WBSC[s 2] 2 1 1996-2008 1 1
Taekwondo WTF 10 8 12 12 since 2000
Triathlon ITU 2 since 2000
Weightlifting (women) IWF 9 since 2000
 
Invitational sports
Water polo (women)[s 4] FINA 1 since 2000
Motocross FIM
Speedway 1
Aikido IAF
Bahn golf
Boomerang
Baton twirling
Boule Lyonnaise[s 5] CMSB 2
Military pentathlon CISM 2
Pesäpallo 1
Tug of war (women) 2 1
Gateball WGU 1
American football IFAF 1 1
Indoor hockey FIH 2
Indoor trial FIM 1
Dragon boat ICF 4 4
Tchoukball FITB 2
Wushu IWUF 13 16
Canoe marathon ICF 6
Duathlon ITU 2
Indoor rowing 7
Kickboxing WAKO 7
 
Medal Events 102 125 103 126 165 142 170 165 199 201
 
Official sports 15 20 19 21 23 27 31 31 32 27
Invitational sports 1 4 5 3 6 5 6 5 4 4
  1. ^ The world governing body for nine-pin and ten-pin bowling changed its name from Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs to World Bowling in 2014.
  2. ^ a b The World Baseball Softball Confederation, which currently governs both baseball and softball, was created by a 2013 merger of two former governing bodies—the International Baseball Federation and the International Softball Federation.
  3. ^ During the period in which rugby sevens was contested at the World Games, the world governing body was known as the International Rugby Board. The current name of World Rugby was adopted in 2014.
  4. ^ A structured invitational sport program did not exist for the 1981 World Games. Press coverage did not refer to water polo as an invitational sport. An agreement was reached with FINA in the lead-up to the games not to allow women's water polo athletes to march in the opening ceremony, to assuage the displeasure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its being included in the program.[2]
  5. ^ From 2001 Boule Lyonnaise has been part of the Boules Sports program.

Past TWG sports and disciplines[edit]

The following sports were part of past editions of The World Games, but have since been adopted by the Olympics as official events.

  • Badminton – became an Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Baseball – was an Olympic sport from 1992 to 2008; will return to the Olympics in 2020, though its status for subsequent Olympics is unknown at present
  • Rugby sevens – became an Olympic sport at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Taekwondo – became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Trampoline – certain individual events were introduced at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Triathlon – became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Weightlifting (women) - became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics. (Men never competed in weightlifting in The World Games because it has been in all Summer Olympics since 1920.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games". sports123.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Berkow, Ira (July 28, 1981). "UNHERALDED SPORTS EXERT A PULL, TOO". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  3. ^ After violations against the Anti-Doping Rules at the 2009 World Games, IWGA decided to suspend the sport from participating in the 2013 World Games in Cali. "IWGA - Body Building". theworldgames.org. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

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