World Games 2013

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IX World Games
Cali 2013 logo.png
Host city Colombia Cali, Colombia
Motto Fair play to the planet
Nations participating 98
Athletes participating 2,870
Events 199 in 36 sports
Opening ceremony July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)
Closing ceremony August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
Officially opened by Vice President Angelino Garzón[1]
Athlete's Oath Jorge Luis CiFuentes
Main venue Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero

The World Games of 2013 took place in the city of Cali, Colombia, from July 25 to August 4.[2][3]

Host city allocation history[edit]

Parade of the delegations at the inauguration ceremony of the World Games Cali 2013

The 2013 World Games were initially allocated to the German cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. However, at the end of 2008, Duisburg withdrew and Düsseldorf dropped out because both cities could not secure enough funding, partly as a result of the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the subsequent Great Recession.

Two alternate cities came forward to the IWGA to bid for these Games: Pretoria, South Africa and Cali, Colombia. During the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the IWGA announced that Cali has won the right to host the World Games in 2013.

Sports[edit]

There are 31 official sports and 5 invitational sports.[4]

Martial Arts[7]
Precision Sports[8]
Strength Sports[9]
Trend Sports[10]
Invitational Sports[11]

Garden of Sport[edit]

In the neighboring towns of Buga and Jamundí held the event the "Garden of Sport". This event took place for these disciplines can have a space in future games.

In Buga took place two of these four competencies:

In Jamundí were held two other events:

Calendar[edit]

  • 2013 World Games Event Schedule
  • Note: Due to safety concerns at the Del Pueblo Gymnasium, where the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics was taking place, the Ribbons event was cancelled at the last moment.[12]

Key:      Invitational sport

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Ceremonies OC CC
Acrobatic gymnastics 4 4 2 10
Aerobic gymnastics 3 4 7
Air sports 3 3
Artistic roller skating 4 4
Beach handball 2 2
Billiard sports 4 4
Boules sports 8 8
Bowling 1 2 3
Canoe polo 2 2
Dancesport 1 2 3
Field archery 3 4 7
Finswimming 5 5 10
Fistball 1 1
Flying disc 1 1
Ju-jitsu 7 6 13
Karate 6 6 12
Korfball 1 1
Lifesaving 8 8 16
Orienteering 2 2 1 5
Powerlifting 3 3 2 8
Racquetball 2 2
Rhythmic gymnastics 2 1 3
Roller inline hockey 1 1
Rugby sevens 1 1
Track speed skating 2 2 4 8
Sport climbing 2 2 4
Squash 2 2
Sumo 6 2 8
Trampoline gymnastics 1 3 4
Tug of war 1 2 3
Tumbling gymnastics 2 2
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding 4 4 8
Total gold medals 27 28 13 16 21 18 9 10 10 14 166
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Canoe marathon 3 3 6
Duathlon 1 1 2
Softball 1 1
Road speed skating 2 4 4 10
Wushu 1 7 3 6 17
Total gold medals 1 1 1 6 10 7 10 36
Grand total of gold medals 28 29 13 16 22 18 15 20 17 24 202

Participant countries[edit]

  • 2013 World Games Participant Countries Note: Number of athletes in brackets. However, those nations with a question mark means that these nations have sent a delegation to these Games, but the number of athletes is unknown at this time.

Medal mistakes[edit]

This particular edition made the laughable mistake of putting the words "word games" instead of "world games," on one thousand medals.[13] This fact was reported by Colombian news organization Noticias Uno.[14][15] Several athletes smiled and were surprised upon seeing the typo.[16] According to the representative of the firm that engraved the medals, several authorities had seen and approved the medals' design without noticing the mistake, including Coldeportes director Andrés Botero, and the head of the Organizing Committee Rodrigo Otoya. The representative also stated that, according to a corporate policy, "... any mistake after the art has been approved (by the client) will not be responsibility of the Firm" [17] Regarding the medals, Rodrigo Guerrero, Mayor of Cali, unabashedly stated that "This mistake in no way undermines the value of the medals, and the spirit of the games. People are making a tempest in a tea cup out of this situation" [18]

Official sports[edit]

Key:

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue

As of August 3, 2013, from the Games' Official Sports Medal Tally page.[19]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Italy Italy 18 13 18 49
2 Russia Russia 17 23 13 53
3 France France 16 11 13 40
4 Germany Germany 15 7 8 30
5 China China 14 6 2 22
6 United States United States 11 4 4 19
7 Ukraine Ukraine 9 10 9 28
8 Colombia Colombia 8 13 10 31
9 United Kingdom Great Britain 6 6 3 15
10 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 5 5 8 18
11 Brazil Brazil 5 3 1 9
12 Japan Japan 5 1 4 10
13 Switzerland Switzerland 4 4 0 8
14 Denmark Denmark 3 2 2 7
15 Sweden Sweden 3 1 5 9
16 Belarus Belarus 3 1 3 7
16 Mexico Mexico 3 1 3 7
18 Netherlands Netherlands 2 6 5 13
19 Belgium Belgium 2 4 4 10
20 Spain Spain 2 4 2 8
21 Chile Chile 2 3 0 5
21 Poland Poland 2 3 0 5
21 Romania Romania 2 3 0 5
24 Slovenia Slovenia 2 1 0 3
25 Finland Finland 2 0 0 2
26 South Korea South Korea 1 2 6 9
27 Austria Austria 1 2 3 9
28 Hungary Hungary 1 2 0 3
28 New Zealand New Zealand 1 2 0 3
30 Croatia Croatia 1 1 2 4
30 Venezuela Venezuela 1 1 2 4
32 Vietnam Vietnam 1 1 0 2
33 South Africa South Africa 1 0 3 4
34 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1 0 1 2
34 Lithuania Lithuania 1 0 1 2
34 Mongolia Mongolia 1 0 1 2
37 India India 1 0 0 1
37 Malaysia Malaysia 1 0 0 1
37 Moldova Moldova 1 0 0 1
37 Turkey Turkey 1 0 0 1
41 Canada Canada 0 3 6 9
42 Norway Norway 0 3 4 7
43 Argentina Argentina 0 3 2 5
43 Egypt Egypt 0 3 2 5
43 Thailand Thailand 0 3 2 5
46 Czech Republic Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
47 Australia Australia 0 1 3 4
48 Ecuador Ecuador 0 1 2 3
48 Portugal Portugal 0 1 2 3
50 Greece Greece 0 1 1 2
50 Iran Iran 0 1 1 2
52 Luxembourg Luxembourg 0 1 0 1
53 El Salvador El Salvador 0 0 1 1
53 Republic of Ireland Ireland 0 0 1 1
53 Israel Israel 0 0 1 1
53 Morocco Morocco 0 0 1 1
53 Peru Peru 0 0 1 1
53 Philippines Philippines 0 0 1 1
53 Serbia Serbia 0 0 1 1
Total 176 169 169 514

Invitational sports[edit]

Key:

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue

As of August 3, 2013, from the Games' official Invitational Sports Medal Tally.[20]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary 5 2 0 7
2  China 5 1 1 7
3  Iran 4 0 0 4
4  France 1 3 2 6
5  Vietnam 1 2 0 3
6  Germany 1 0 2 3
7  Japan 1 0 1 2
7  United States 1 0 1 2
9  Belgium 1 0 0 1
9  Cuba 1 0 0 1
9  Hong Kong 1 0 0 1
9  Indonesia 1 0 0 1
13  Malaysia 0 2 2 4
14  Russia 0 2 0 2
15  Italy 0 1 1 2
15  Portugal 0 1 1 2
15  Turkey 0 1 1 2
15  Ukraine 0 1 1 2
19  Brazil 0 1 0 1
19  Canada 0 1 0 1
19  Chile 0 1 0 1
19  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
19  Spain 0 1 0 1
19  India 0 1 0 1
19  Venezuela 0 1 0 1
26  Argentina 0 0 1 1
26  Colombia 0 0 1 1
26  Mexico 0 0 1 1
26  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
26  Poland 0 0 1 1
Total 23 23 18 64

Host broadcaster[edit]

International Broadcasters[edit]

List broadcaster[edit]

*Sub-Saharan Africa: Setanta Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 2013 World Games Have Begun
  2. ^ "Cali, Colombia announced as next World Games venue". 
  3. ^ "The World Games 2013 Cali, COL". 
  4. ^ "The World Games 2013 Calì - Sports". worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Artistic and Dance Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ Ball Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ Martial Arts worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ Precision Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  9. ^ Strength Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  10. ^ Trend Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  11. ^ Invitational Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  12. ^ Cancelled event at Cali 2013
  13. ^ "Grave error ortográfico afecta a mil medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali (Grave mistake affects thousand medals from the World Games in Cali)". AFP. Radio Bío-Bío. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  14. ^ http://noticiasunolaredindependiente.com/2013/07/28/noticias/nacional/el-juego-de-palabras/
  15. ^ http://imgur.com/a/5NCS2
  16. ^ ""Por error, medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen ‘Word’ en lugar de ‘World’ " (Due to Error, World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". NTN24. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  17. ^ ""Todos vimos las medallas y ninguno notó el error" (We All Saw The Mistake in the Medals, but Nobody Said Anything About It)". Semana. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  18. ^ ""Medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen 'Word' y no 'World'" (Cali's World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". El Espectador. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  19. ^ 2013 World Games Official Sports Medal Tally Page
  20. ^ Cali 2013 World Games Invitational Sports Medal Tally

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