World Combat Games
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.
World Combat Games 2010
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. Russia lead the medal table with 18 gold medals, followed by China (15) and the Ukraine (7).
World Combat Games 2013
|No.||Year||Dates||City and host country||Champion|
|I||2010||August 28 - September 4||Beijing, China||Russia|
|II||2013||October 18–26||St. Petersburg, Russia||Russia|
- Medal Table 2010
- "St. Petersburg to host the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games". SportAccord. April 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-18.