2013 World Games

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World Games IX
World Games 2013 logo.png
Host cityCali, Colombia
MottoFair play to the planet
Nations participating103
Athletes participating2,982
Events194 in 36 sports
Opening ceremony25 July
Closing ceremony4 August
Officially opened byVice President Angelino Garzón[1]
Athlete's OathJorge Luis CiFuentes
Judge's OathMarta Luz Vega
Coach's OathHugo Cotuaz
Main venueEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
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The 2013 World Games, the ninth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in the city of Cali, Colombia, from July 25 to August 4.[2]

Host city allocation history[edit]

The 2013 World Games were initially allocated to the German cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. However, at the end of 2008, Duisburg withdrew and Düsseldorf dropped out because both cities could not secure enough funding, partly as a result of the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the subsequent Great Recession.

Two alternate cities came forward to the IWGA to bid for these Games: Pretoria, South Africa and Cali, Colombia. During The World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, the IWGA announced that Cali has won the right to host The World Games in 2013.

Sports[edit]

There were 32 official sports (dependent upon grouping) and 4 invitational sports.[3]

Artistic and Dance Sports[4][edit]

Ball Sports[5][edit]

Martial Arts[6][edit]

Precision Sports[7][edit]

Strength Sports[8][edit]

Trend Sports[9][edit]

Invitational Sports[10][edit]

Garden of Sport[edit]

The "Garden of Sport" events were held in the neighboring towns of Buga and Jamundí. These demonstration events served to showcase these disciplines for potential inclusion in future games.

Two of the competitions were held at Coliseo Mayor in Buga:

The other two disciplines took place in Jamundí:

Calendar[edit]

  • 2013 World Games Event Schedule
  • Note: Due to concerns about temperature and air flow at the Del Pueblo Gymnasium, where the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics was taking place, the Ribbons event was cancelled at the last moment.[11]

Key:      Invitational sport

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Ceremonies OC CC
Acrobatic gymnastics 2 2 1 5
Aerobic gymnastics 3 4 7
Air sports 3 3
Artistic roller skating 4 4
Beach handball 2 2
Billiard sports 4 4
Boules sports 8 8
Bowling 1 2 3
Canoe polo 2 2
Dancesport 1 2 3
Field archery 3 4 7
Finswimming 5 5 10
Fistball 1 1
Flying disc 1 1
Ju-jitsu 7 6 13
Karate 6 6 12
Korfball 1 1
Lifesaving 8 8 16
Orienteering 2 2 1 5
Powerlifting 3 3 2 8
Racquetball 2 2
Road speed skating 4 4 8
Rhythmic gymnastics 2 1 3
Roller inline hockey 1 1
Rugby sevens 1 1
Track speed skating 2 4 4 10
Sport climbing 2 2 4
Squash 2 2
Sumo 6 2 8
Trampoline gymnastics 1 3 4
Tug of war 1 2 3
Tumbling gymnastics 2 2
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding 4 4 8
Total gold medals 27 28 13 14 19 17 11 10 14 18 171
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Canoe marathon 3 3 6
Duathlon 1 1 2
Softball 1 1
Wushu[a] 6 2 6 14
Total gold medals 1 1 1 3 9 2 6 23
Grand total of gold medals 28 29 13 14 20 17 14 19 16 24 194
  1. ^ Although originally scheduled, apparently no medals were awarded in wushu for the Men's Gunshu and Women's Qiangshu events.

Participant countries[edit]

Parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the World Games in Cali 2013
  • 2013 World Games Participant Countries[12] Note: Number of athletes in brackets. However, those nations with a question mark means that these nations have sent a delegation to these Games, but the number of athletes is unknown at this time.

Medal mistake[edit]

This particular edition made the mistake of putting the words "word games" instead of "world games," on one thousand medals.[13] This fact was reported by Colombian news organization Noticias Uno.[14][15] Several athletes smiled and were surprised upon seeing the typo.[16] According to the representative of the firm that engraved the medals, several authorities had seen and approved the medals' design without noticing the mistake, including Coldeportes director Andrés Botero, and the head of the Organizing Committee Rodrigo Otoya. The representative also stated that, according to a corporate policy, "... any mistake after the art has been approved (by the client) will not be responsibility of the Firm" [17] Regarding the medals, Rodrigo Guerrero, Mayor of Cali, unabashedly stated that "This mistake in no way undermines the value of the medals, and the spirit of the games. People are making a tempest in a tea cup out of this situation" [18]

Medal results[edit]

Official sports[edit]

Key: Medal tally of the 2013 World Games' Official Results website, which includes road speed skating:[19]

  *   Host nation (Colombia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy (ITA)18131849
2 Russia (RUS)17241253
3 France (FRA)16111340
4 Germany (GER)157830
5 China (CHN)146222
6 United States (USA)114419
7 Ukraine (UKR)910928
8 Colombia (COL)*8131031
9 Great Britain (GBR)66315
10 Chinese Taipei (TPE)55818
11 Brazil (BRA)5319
12 Japan (JPN)51410
13  Switzerland (SUI)4408
14 Denmark (DEN)3227
15 Sweden (SWE)3159
16 Belarus (BLR)3137
 Mexico (MEX)3137
18 Netherlands (NED)26513
19 Belgium (BEL)24410
20 Spain (ESP)2428
21 Chile (CHI)2305
 Poland (POL)2305
 Romania (ROU)2305
24 Slovenia (SLO)2103
25 Finland (FIN)2002
26 South Korea (KOR)1269
27 Austria (AUT)1236
28 New Zealand (NZL)1203
29 Croatia (CRO)1124
 Venezuela (VEN)1124
31 Hungary (HUN)1102
 Vietnam (VIE)1102
33 South Africa (RSA)1034
34 Mongolia (MGL)1023
35 Azerbaijan (AZE)1012
 Lithuania (LTU)1012
37 India (IND)1001
 Malaysia (MAS)1001
 Moldova (MDA)1001
 Turkey (TUR)1001
41 Canada (CAN)0369
42 Norway (NOR)0347
43 Argentina (ARG)0325
 Egypt (EGY)0325
 Thailand (THA)0325
46 Czech Republic (CZE)0213
47 Australia (AUS)0134
48 Ecuador (ECU)0123
 Portugal (POR)0123
50 Greece (GRE)0112
 Iran (IRI)0112
52 Luxembourg (LUX)0101
53 El Salvador (ESA)0011
 Ireland (IRL)0011
 Israel (ISR)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
 Peru (PER)0011
 Philippines (PHI)0011
 Serbia (SRB)0011
Totals (59 nations)176169169514

† In the men's middleweight sumo event, Istvan Kalmar (HUN) was stripped of a silver medal because of a positive doping test.[20]

Invitational sports[edit]

Key: As of August 3, 2013, from the Games' official Invitational Sports Medal Tally.[21]

  *   Host nation (Colombia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Hungary (HUN)5207
2 China (CHN)5117
3 Iran (IRI)4004
4 France (FRA)1326
5 Vietnam (VIE)1203
6 Germany (GER)1023
7 Japan (JPN)1012
 United States (USA)1012
9 Belgium (BEL)1001
 Cuba (CUB)1001
 Hong Kong (HKG)1001
 Indonesia (INA)1001
13 Malaysia (MAS)0224
14 Russia (RUS)0202
15 Italy (ITA)0112
 Portugal (POR)0112
 Turkey (TUR)0112
 Ukraine (UKR)0112
19 Brazil (BRA)0101
 Canada (CAN)0101
 Chile (CHI)0101
 Czech Republic (CZE)0101
 India (IND)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
 Venezuela (VEN)0101
26 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Colombia (COL)*0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
 Poland (POL)0011
Totals (30 nations)23231864


Broadcasters[edit]

Host broadcaster[edit]

International Broadcasters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2013 World Games Have Begun". Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  2. ^ "Cali, Colombia announced as next World Games venue". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  3. ^ "The World Games 2013 Calì - Sports". worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ Artistic and Dance Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Ball Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ Martial Arts worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ Precision Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ Strength Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  9. ^ Trend Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  10. ^ Invitational Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  11. ^ Cancelled event at Cali 2013
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-07-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Grave error ortográfico afecta a mil medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali (Grave mistake affects thousand medals from the World Games in Cali)". AFP. Radio Bío-Bío. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  14. ^ http://noticiasunolaredindependiente.com/2013/07/28/noticias/nacional/el-juego-de-palabras/
  15. ^ http://imgur.com/a/5NCS2
  16. ^ ""Por error, medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen 'Word' en lugar de 'World' " (Due to Error, World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". NTN24. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  17. ^ ""Todos vimos las medallas y ninguno notó el error" (We All Saw The Mistake in the Medals, but Nobody Said Anything About It)". Semana. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  18. ^ ""Medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen 'Word' y no 'World'" (Cali's World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". El Espectador. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  19. ^ 2013 World Games Official Sports Medal Tally Page
  20. ^ "International Sumo Federation – World Games". Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  21. ^ Cali 2013 World Games Invitational Sports Medal Tally

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