List of World Cups
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This is a list of World Cup and World Championships sporting events.
Competitions that are defunct or have no future editions planned are shown with a gray background.
|Current holder||Next||Held every|
|Bull riding||PBR World Cup||Nations||2007||Brazil (2010)||???||One year|
|Paralympics||Paralympic World Cup||Individual and nations||???||???||???||???|
|Motorcycle racing||Speedway World Cup||Individual and nations||???||???||???||???|
|Ten-Pin Bowling||QubicaAMF World Cup||Individuals||1965||Derek Eoff (men)
Jasmine Young-Nathan (women)
- Formally titled as a "World Championship", but frequently called a "World Cup".
- Men's competition. Since 1984, it has been held concurrently with the women's Uber Cup.
- Women's competition. Since 1984, it has been held concurrently with the men's Thomas Cup.
- Mixed-sex team competition.
- It is the main tournament sanctioned by the IBAF, which names its winner the "World Champion."
- After the 2014 edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup (but not the World Championship for Women) will be reset on a new quadrennial cycle. The 2014 World Cup will be followed by the 2019 World Cup, avoiding conflict with the FIFA World Cup.
- The World Twenty20 for both sexes changed from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years effective in 2010.
- The World Cup Sevens will be set on a new quadrennial cycle after the 2013 edition. The next edition will be held in 2018 so that the World Cup Sevens falls in the middle of the Summer Olympic cycle.
- The Rugby World Cup Sevens was first contested in 1993, but a women's event was not added until 2009.
- The Davis Cup is not formally a world championship, but is traditionally held as equivalent in status.
- The Fed Cup is not formally a world championship, but is traditionally held as equivalent in status. It was called Federation Cup until 1995.
R. ^R - One or more relay events, in which three or four competitors compete for their nation, are included for each sex.
D. ^D - Includes three Doubles events, one for men, one for women, and one for mixed doubles.