World Games sports

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The World Games sports comprise all the sports contested in The World Games.[1]

Sports[edit]

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Included in the Olympic program
Official sports
Sport (Discipline) Body 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2005 2009 2013 2017 2022
Acrobatic gymnastics Gymnastics (acrobatic) pictogram.svg FIG 15 15 5 5 5 5 5 5
Aerobic gymnastics Gymnastics (aerobic) pictogram.svg 4 4 5 5 7 5 4
Rhythmic gymnastics Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg 4 4 4 3 4 4
Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4
Parkour Parkour pictogram.svg 4
 
Artistic roller skating Artistic roller skating pictogram.svg FIRS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
Inline hockey Inline hockey pictogram-2.svg 1 1 1 1 1
Roller hockey Roller hockey pictogram.svg 1 1 1 1 1
Roller speed skating Inline speed skating pictogram.svg 8 12 10 10 10 10 12 10 18 18 18
 
Air sports Air sports pictogram.svg FAI 5 4 5 5 3 3 2
Archery Archery pictogram.svg WA 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7
Beach handball Beach handball pictogram.svg IHF 2 2 2 2 2 2
Billiards Billiards pictogram.svg WCBS 1 1 1 1 1 1
Boules sports Boules sports pictogram.svg CMSB 1 2 2 2 4 6 8 8 12 4
Bowling Bowling pictogram.svg WB[s 1] 3 5 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 4 4
Canoe marathon Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg ICF 6 4
Canoe polo Canoe polo pictogram.svg ICF 2 2 2 2 2
Dancesport DanceSport pictogram.svg WDSF 2 2 3 3 3 4 5
Finswimming Finswimming pictogram.svg CMAS 12 17 14 14 16 10 10 10 10 14 16
Fistball Fistball pictogram.svg IFA 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Floorball Floorball pictogram.svg IFF 1 1 1
Flying disc Ultimate pictogram.svg WFDF [2] 3 1 1 1 1 1
Ju-jitsu Jujitsu pictogram.svg JJIF 10 9 10 10 13 22 18
Karate Karate pictogram.svg WKF 9 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12
Kickboxing Kickboxing pictogram.svg WAKO 7 6
Korfball Korfball pictogram.svg IKF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lacrosse (women's) Lacrosse pictogram.svg FIL 1 1
Lifesaving Lifesaving pictogram.svg ILS 10 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Muay Thai Muay Thai pictogram.svg IFMA 11 12
Orienteering Orienteering pictogram.svg IOF 3 3 5 5 5 5
Pool Billiards pictogram.svg WCBS 2 2 2 2 2 2
Powerlifting Powerlifting (three lifts) pictogram.svg IPF 9 3 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8
Racquetball Racquets pictogram.svg IRF 4 2 2 2 2 2
Snooker Billiards pictogram.svg WCBS 1 1 1 1 1 1
Softball Softball pictogram.svg WBSC[s 2] 2 1 1996-2008 1 1 1
Sport climbing Climbing pictogram.svg IFSC 4 4 4 6 6
Squash Squash pictogram.svg WSF 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sumo Sumo pictogram.svg IFS 8 8 8 8 8 8
Tug of war Tug of war pictogram.svg TWIF 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
Water skiing Water skiing pictogram.svg IWWF 8 6 6 6 12 6 8 6 8 8 8
 
Previous official sports
Sport (Discipline) Body 81 85 89 93 97 01 05 09 13 17 22
Badminton Badminton pictogram.svg BWF 5 since 1992
Baseball Baseball pictogram.svg WBSC[s 2] 1 1992-2008 2020
Beach volleyball Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg FIVB 2 since 1996
Bodybuilding Bodybuilding pictogram.svg IFBB 6 6 6 7 9 7 7 7
Casting Casting pictogram.svg ICSF 11 12 13 12 6 6
Indoor cycling Cycling artistic pictogram.svg UCI 5
Netball Netball pictogram.svg INF 1 1 1
Rugby sevens Rugby sevens pictogram.svg WR[s 3] 1 1 1 1 since 2016
Sambo Sambo pictogram.svg FIAS 17 9
Taekwondo Taekwondo pictogram.svg WTF 10 8 12 12 since 2000
Triathlon Triathlon pictogram.svg ITU [2] 4 since 2000
Weightlifting (women) Weightlifting pictogram.svg IWF 9 since 2000
 
Invitational sports
Sport (Discipline) Body 81 85 89 93 97 01 05 09 13 17 22
Water polo (women)[s 4] Water polo pictogram.svg FINA 1 since 2000
Motocross Motor cycle (motocross) pictogram.svg FIM
Speedway Motor cycle (speedway) pictogram.svg 1
Indoor motorcycle trials Motor cycle (trial) pictogram.svg 1
Aikido Aikido pictogram.svg IAF
Bahn golf Minigolf pictogram.svg WMSF
Boomerang Boomerang pictogram.svg [2]
Baton twirling Twirling pictogram.svg
Equestrian vaulting Equestrian pictogram.svg FEI
Boule Lyonnaise[s 5] Boules sports pictogram.svg CMSB 2
Military pentathlon Military pentathlon pictogram 2.svg CISM 2
Pesäpallo Pesäpallo pictogram.svg 1
Tug of war (women) Tug of war pictogram.svg TWIF 2 1
Gateball Gateball pictogram.svg WGU 1
American football American football pictogram.svg IFAF 1 1 2
Indoor hockey Indoor hockey pictogram.svg FIH 2
Dragon boat Dragon boat pictogram.svg ICF 4 4
Tchoukball Tchoukball pictogram.svg FITB 2
Wushu Wushu pictogram.svg IWUF 13 16 10
Duathlon Duathlon (all stages) pictogram.svg ITU 2 3
Indoor rowing Indoor rowing pictogram.svg FISA 7
Lacrosse (men's) Lacrosse pictogram.svg FIL 1
Wheelchair rugby Wheelchair rugby pictogram (Paralympics).svg 1
 
Medal Events 104 125 112 155 165 140 169 164 199 201 223
 
Official sports 15 20 19 21 23 27 31 31 32 27 30
Invitational sports 1 4 5 3 6 5 6 5 4 4 5
  1. ^ The world governing body for nine-pin and ten-pin bowling changed its name from Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs to World Bowling in 2014.
  2. ^ a b The World Baseball Softball Confederation, which currently governs both baseball and softball, was created by a 2013 merger of two former governing bodies—the International Baseball Federation and the International Softball Federation.
  3. ^ During the period in which rugby sevens was contested at the World Games, the world governing body was known as the International Rugby Board. The current name of World Rugby was adopted in 2014.
  4. ^ A structured invitational sport program did not exist for the 1981 World Games. Press coverage did not refer to water polo as an invitational sport. An agreement was reached with FINA in the lead-up to the games not to allow women's water polo athletes to march in the opening ceremony, to assuage the displeasure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its being included in the program.[3]
  5. ^ From 2001 Boule Lyonnaise has been part of the Boules Sports program.

Past TWG sports and disciplines[edit]

The following sports were part of past editions of The World Games, but have since been adopted by the Olympics as official events.

  • Badminton – became an Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Baseball and Softball – were Olympic sports from 1992 (baseball)/1996 (softball) to 2008; will return to the Olympics in 2020, though their status for subsequent Olympics is unknown at present
  • Beach volleyball - became an Olympic sport at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Rugby sevens – became an Olympic sport at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Taekwondo – became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Trampoline – certain individual events were introduced at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Triathlon – became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Water polo (women) - became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics. (Men never competed in water polo in The World Games because it has been in all Summer Olympics since 1900.)
  • Weightlifting (women) - became an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics. (Men never competed in weightlifting in The World Games because it has been in all Summer Olympics since 1920.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games". sports123.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "THE WORLD GAMES CONTINUE TO GROW!". TheWorldGames.org. IWGA. 2019. Retrieved 2021-07-14. (In 1989) Aikido and Minigolf were presented as invitational sports, and Triathlon, Boomerang and Flying Disc were among the demonstration sports. This was the first time there were sports demonstrations at The World Games.
  3. ^ Berkow, Ira (July 28, 1981). "Unheralded Sports Exert a Pull, Too". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. ^ After violations against the Anti-Doping Rules at the 2009 World Games, IWGA decided to suspend the sport from participating in the 2013 World Games in Cali. "IWGA - Body Building". theworldgames.org. Retrieved 3 July 2013.

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