2019 World Beach Games

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2019 World Beach Games
2019 World Beach Games Logo.svg
Host citySan Diego
Country United States
Nations participating~206
Athletes participating~1,000
Events15 sports (in 17 disciplines)
Opening ceremonyOctober 10
Closing ceremonyOctober 15
Main venueMission Beach
WebsiteWorld Beach Games 2019
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The 2019 World Beach Games, officially known as the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games and commonly known as San Diego 2019, is an inaugural international beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees that holds between 10 and 15 October 2019 in San Diego, California, United States, with the opening rounds for certain events hold on 4 October 2019, the eve of the opening ceremony.

Host selection[edit]

On 30 October 2015, San Diego was unanimously approved as host of the inaugural World Beach Games at the ANOC General Assembly in Washington D.C..[1][2]Sarasota, Sochi, Dubai and a city in China were the other candidate cities which made bids to host the games.[3]

The games were originally scheduled to be held from September 29, 2017, till October 9, 2017. However, in August 2016 it was announced to be postponed to 2019.[4]

Development and preparation[edit]

San Diego is located in California
San Diego
San Diego
Location in California

Venues[edit]

The Games[edit]

Sports[edit]

The 2019 World Beach Games featured 17 disciplines in 15 sports.[5] All of events in this edition are different form the Summer Olympic program and equal in gender events.

  1. Basketball
  2. Cycling
  3. Football
  4. Handball
  5. Karate
  6. Sailing
  7. Skateboarding
  8. Sport climbing
  9. Surfing
  10. Swimming
  11. Tennis
  12. Triathlon
  13. Volleyball
  14. Waterskiing
  15. Wrestling

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each separate discipline.

Participating National Olympic Committees[edit]

Participating National Olympic Committees

Calendar[edit]

All dates are PDT (UTC-7)
OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
October 2019 9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
Events
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Triathlon – Aquathlon 2 1 3
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg Basketball – 3x3 basketball 1 1 2
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling – BMX
Climbing pictogram.svg Sport climbing – Bouldering 2 2
Beach handball pictogram.svg Handball – Beach handball 2 2
Karate pictogram.svg Karate – Individual kata 1 1 2
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing – Kitefoil racing 2 2
Skateboarding pictogram.svg Skateboarding – Park
Beach soccer pictogram.svg Football – Beach socer 2 2
Surfing pictogram.svg Surfing – Shortboard 2 2
Surfing pictogram.svg Surfing – Longboard 2 2
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Swimming – Open water 2 2
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis – Beach tennis 3 3
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball – 4x4 2 2
Water skiing pictogram.svg Waterskiing – Waterski Jump 2 2
Water skiing pictogram.svg Waterskiing – Wakeboard 2 2
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling – Beach wrestling 2 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego Awarded Inaugural 2017 ANOC World Beach Games". ANOC. 30 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  2. ^ Garske, Monica (30 October 2015). "San Diego Chosen as Host City for Inaugural 'World Beach Games'". NBC San Diego. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ Butler, Nick (27 October 2015). "Exclusive: San Diego set to be awarded first ANOC World Beach Games in 2017". Inside the Games. Washington D.C.: Dunsar Media Company Limited. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  4. ^ ANOC postpones inaugural World Beach Games - Sport Business, 5 August 2016
  5. ^ "ANOC confirm 15 sports and 17 disciplines for first World Beach Games". 24 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.