World Beach Games

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World Beach Games
World Beach Games Logo.svg
The logo of the World Beach Games
Editions
Sports

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 12-16.[4][5]

Several other beach-sport events, 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 10 October 15 October 206 5,000 15
II 2021 TBD TBD Future event

Sports[edit]

Sport (Discipline) Body 2019
 
BMX freestyle BMX freestyle pictogram.svg UCI
BMX racing Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
 
Beach handball Beach handball pictogram.svg IHF 2
 
Kata Karate pictogram.svg WKF 2
 
Bouldering Climbing pictogram.svg IFSC 2
 
Aquathlon Open water swimming pictogram.svg ITU 3
3x3 basketball 3x3 basketball pictogram.svg FIBA 2
 
Total events

Editions[edit]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://awbgsandiego.com/
  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". www.insidethegames.biz. 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.