World Games 2001

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VI World Games
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Host city Akita,  Japan
Nations participating 92
Athletes participating 3,200
Events 169 in 31 sports
Opening ceremony August 16
Closing ceremony August 26
Officially opened by Atsuko Toyama
Athlete's Oath Doumu Narita and Mero Narita
Main venue Akita Yabase Athletics Stadium

The sixth World Games were held in 2001 in Akita, Japan.

Titles[edit]

161 titles (invitational sports not including) were awarded in 27 official sports.[1] Were 5 invitational sports in this edition.[2]

     As Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Air sports (Parachuting) 4
Billiards 4
Bodybuilding 7
Boules sports 4
Bowling (Ten Pin) 3
Casting 6
DanceSport 2
Field archery 6
Finswimming 10
Fistball 1
Flying disc 3
Acrobatic gymnastics 5
Aerobics gymnastics 4
Rhythmic gymnastics 4
Trampoline & Tumbling 6 [3]
Ju-Jitsu 10
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Lifesaving 14
Orienteering 3
Powerlifting 6
Artistic roller skating 4 [4]
Inline speed skating 10 [4]
Roller hockey 1 [4]
Rugby sevens 1
Tug of war 2
Waterski 12
Aikido -
Beach handball 2
Gateball 1
Sumo 5
Tug of war (women) 1
Total 155 + 9

Medal count[edit]

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World Games 2001
Medals statistics by nation
Rank Nation Official sports Demonstration sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 24 15 5 44 2 0 3 5
2  United States 15 8 8 31 0 0 1 1
3  France 12 5 6 23 0 0 0 0
4  Germany 10 10 15 35 2 4 1 7
5  Australia 10 10 3 23 0 0 0 0
6  Italy 9 11 8 28 2 0 0 2
7  Japan 9 6 10 25 5 4 2 11
8  Spain 5 4 1 10 1 1 0 2
9  Netherlands 4 3 3 10 1 1 0 2
10  United Kingdom 3 7 11 21 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Competition sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Demonstration sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Considered one official sport in every edition, therefore also in the 2001 edition despite the difference written in the official web site.
  4. ^ a b c Roller sports considered different official sport in every edition, despite the difference written in the official web site, that only for 2001 edition considered one sport.

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