World Combat Games

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The World Combat Games are an international multi-sport event featuring combat sports and martial arts. Fifteen Olympic and non-Olympic sports are currently on the programme: aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling and wushu.

The World Combat Games were initiated by SportAccord, the umbrella organisation for international sports federations and organizers of sports events, in order to bring these sports closer to a worldwide public. The World Combat Games are accompanied by a cultural program that reflects the ancient traditions and values of martial arts as well as their contribution to modern society.[1]

World Combat Games 2010[edit]

The first World Combat Games was held 2010 in Beijing, with competitions for boxing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, sambo, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling, and wushu and an aikido demonstration. Over 1000 athletes from all five continents participated. About the same number of volunteers helped to deliver the event. During the eight days of competitions 118 gold medals were awarded. Medals were won by 60% of the nations taking part in the Games, and also by not traditional combat sports nations.[citation needed] Russia lead the medal table with 18 gold medals, followed by China (15) and the Ukraine (7).[2]

World Combat Games 2013[edit]

The second World Combat Games were held in Saint Petersburg.[3] In these Games, the sports of savate and fencing made their debut there.

Competitions[edit]

No. Year Dates City and host country Champion
I 2010 August 28 - September 4 China Beijing, China  Russia
II 2013 October 18–26 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia  Russia
III 2016 October 1–9 Vietnam Da Nang, Vietnam
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Myanmar Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
(TBA 2014)

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