World Beach Games

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World Beach Games

The World Beach Games is an international multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). The games are held every two years. The first edition was planned to be held in San Diego, United States from 10 to 15 October 2019,[1] but was later relocated to Doha, Qatar[2] after San Diego failed to raise the necessary funding.[3]


On 14 June 2019, ANOC announced Qatar as the host of the 2019 World Beach Games because of its “spectacular oceanfront locations". The event will now be held from October 12 to 16.[4][5]

Several other beach-sport events exist, like the Asian Beach Games held every four years, the South American Beach Games and the African Beach Games.

List of World Beach Games[edit]

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top of the medal table Ref.
I 2019 Doha  Qatar 12 October 16 October 97 1,237 13 35  Spain (ESP) [6]
II 2023 TBD TBD Future event


Sport (Discipline) Body 2019 2023
Basketball (3x3 basketball) 3x3 basketball pictogram.svg FIBA 2
Football (Beach Soccer) Beach soccer pictogram.svg FIFA 2
Handball (Beach handball) Beach handball pictogram.svg IHF 2
Karate (Kata) Karate pictogram.svg WKF 2
Sailing (Kiteboarding) Sailing pictogram.svg WS 2
Skateboarding (Park) Skateboarding pictogram.svg WSK 2
Sport Climbing (Bouldering) Climbing pictogram.svg IFSC 2
Swimming (Open water swimming) Open water swimming pictogram.svg FINA 2
Tennis (Beach Tennis) Tennis pictogram.svg ITF 3
Triathlon (Aquathlon) Open water swimming pictogram.svg ITU 3
Volleyball (4x4 beach volleyball) Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg FIVB 2
Waterskiing (Wakeboarding) Water skiing pictogram.svg IWWF 2
Waterskiing (Waterski Jumping) Water skiing pictogram.svg 2
Wrestling (Beach Wrestling) Wrestling pictogram.svg UWW 8
Total events 36


External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Qatar replaces San Diego as host of 1st World Beach Games". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ "ANOC World Beach Games to be relocated from San Diego". 30 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Qatar replaces San Diego as host of 1st World Beach Games". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Qatar Gets World Beach Games Originally Awarded to San Diego". Times of San Diego. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
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