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The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. The World Games are organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links usage permitted by e-mail of 22th July, 2005: quote Dear Uwe, I have spoken with our Communications Director and he is said you may use the logo for your article. ... Image File history File links usage permitted by e-mail of 22th July, 2005: quote Dear Uwe, I have spoken with our Communications Director and he is said you may use the logo for your article. ... A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... IWGA logo The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. ... ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ...


Some of the sports that were on the program of the World Games eventually made it as Olympic sports (such as triathlon) or have been Olympic sports in the past (like tug of war). Participation in past World Games is included in the evaluation criteria used to select new Olympic sports adopted by the IOC on August 12, 2004. However, with the current position of the IOC to limit the Olympic Games to 10,500 participants, it is unlikely than many of the World Games sports will be elevated to the Olympic sports. The three components of triathlon: Swimming, Cycling, Running A triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... Tug of war Tug of war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Some of the sports that are currently held at the World Games are orienteering, body building, powerlifting, finswimming, squash, netball, water skiing, casting, etc. The sports that are included in the World Games are based on the facilities available in the host city, no new facilities may be constructed for the games. Typically, between 25 and 35 sports are contested at any particular World Games. Sports that have been classified as "invitational" are still competed, but no medals are awarded. Even if some sports are official sports of the IWGA, they still can be classified as invitational by the hosting city. The international orienteering symbol. ... Bodybuilder Anders Graneheim (Sweden) Bodybuilding is the sport of developing muscle fibers through the combination of weight training, increased caloric intake, and rest. ... Powerlifting is a strength sport, consisting of three events: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. ... Finswimming is the progression of a swimmer using fins either on the water surface or underwater, using only muscle strength. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... A Netball game in Australia Netball is a sport similar to and derived from basketball, and was originally known in its country of origin, the United States, as womens basketball. Invented by Clara Gregory Baer[1], a pioneer in womens sport, it is now the pre-eminent women... // Water skiing began in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson strapped two boards to his feet and rigged a clothesline up to his boat on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. ... In the sport of fishing with a fishing rod, casting is the act of throwing the hook into the water, by quickly flicking the rod from behind the angler toward the water. ...

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Sites and years of the World Games

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Upcoming: The 1981 World Games were the very first World Games and they were held in Santa Clara, California in the United States. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... The second World Games were held in 1985 in London, the capital city of England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The third World Games were held in 1989 in Karlsruhe, then part of West Germany. ... Karlsruhe (population 285,812 in 2006) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... The fourth World Games were held in 1993 in The Hague, part of the Netherlands. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... The fifth World Games were held in 1997 in Lahti, Finland. ... Location within Finland Lahti (Lahtis in Swedish) is a Finnish city of 100,049 inhabitants (2006), bordering the Vesijärvi lake. ... The sixth World Games were held in 2001 in Akita, Japan. ... Akita (秋田市; Akita-shi) is the capital city of Akita Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. ... The World Games of 2005 took place in Duisburg, Germany from 14th July 2005 until 24th July 2005. ... Duisburg is a German city and port in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ...

The World Games of 2009 will take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from July 16th, 2009 to July 26th, 2009. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country Region Southern Taiwan Capital Lingya Dist (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - City 154 km²  (59. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...

World Games 2013

List of potential bidders:

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World Games sports

Official sports and disciplines

Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... The term Air sports covers a range of aerial activities such as: Aerobatics Ballooning General aviation Gliding Hang gliding Model aircraft Parachuting Paragliding Ultralight aviation Human Powered Aircraft They are governed internationally by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and national organizations like the USAs Federal Aviation Administration. ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting is an activity involving a preplanned drop from a height using a deployable parachute. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Field Archery One of the great attractions in archery is the diversity of shooting styles, the seemingly endless variations of equipment and of course the great variety in courses and targets that can be shot. ... This article is about the various cue sports. ... Carom is a board game. ... This article is about the various cue sports. ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... Boules /bul/ is a collective name for games played with metal balls. ... On the beach at Nice, France Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a jack (a small wooden ball called a cochonnet in French, which means piglet). ... A bowler releases the ball. ... Pins and ball Large scale game Skittles is an old European target sport, a variety of bowling, from which Ten-pin bowling, Duckpin bowling, and Candlepin bowling in the United States, and Five-pin bowling in Canada are descended. ... Tenpin is also the name of a chain of ten-pin bowling complexes in the United Kingdom. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Canoe polo (called kayak polo in some countries) is a competitive ball sport played on water, in a defined field, between two teams of 5 players, each in a kayak. ... In the sport of fishing with a fishing rod, casting is the act of throwing the hook into the water, by quickly flicking the rod from behind the angler toward the water. ... An amateur dancesport competition at MIT. Dancesport denotes dance as a sport activity. ... The term Latin dances in the context of social and ballroom dances may be used in two meanings. ... This is a translation of the German article on rock and roll dancing. ... Gaskell Ball Ballroom dance, refers collectively to a set of partner dances, which originated in the Western world and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ... Fistball is a very old sport which continues to be practiced all over the world: in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. ... Frisbee redirects here. ... A player putting at Cass Benton Disc Golf Course; Northville, Michigan. ... Ultimate (sometimes called ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact competitive team game played with a 175 gram flying disc. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Rhythmic gymnasts from Greece in the 2000 Sydney Olympics Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single competitors or pairs, trios or even more manipulate one or two apparatuses: Ball, Clubs, Hoop, Ribbon, and Rope. ... Sports acrobatics, or sport acrobatics, is a fairly recently developed sport which can be competed in pairs or groups on the floor, or individually on a tumble run. ... The definition of Sport Aerobics, officially called Aerobic Gymnastics[1], is the ability to perform continuously complex and high intensity movement patterns to music- which originate from traditional aerobics - with a high degree of perfectly executed elements of difficulty. ... For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). ... Tumbling can have several meanings: Tumbling is floor gymnastics, similar to somersault, backhandsprings, and cartwheels. ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Indoor field hockey is an indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. ... Jujutsu (also jujitsu, ju jitsu, ju jutsu, or jiu jitsu; from the Japanese 柔術 jūjutsu gentle/yielding/compliant Art) is a Japanese martial art. ... For other uses, see Karate (disambiguation). ... A korfball match in the Netherlands between Trekvogels and OZC Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal) is a team ball game, similar in many ways to mixed netball. ... The RLSS Bronze Medallion Lifesaving is the saving of life through the prevention of accidents, personal survival and the rescue of others. ... Surf Ski Carnival in Alexandra Heads. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Netball game in Australia Netball is a sport similar to and derived from basketball, and was originally known in its country of origin, the United States, as womens basketball. Invented by Clara Gregory Baer[1], a pioneer in womens sport, it is now the pre-eminent women... The international orienteering symbol. ... Powerlifting is a strength sport, consisting of three events: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. ... A soldier performs a bench press The bench press is a form of weightlifting which primarily focuses on the development of the pectoralis major muscle as well as other supporting muscles. ... The Deadlift is a weight training exercise where one lifts a loaded barbell (or, in the case of the trapbar deadlift, a loaded trapbar) off the ground from a stabilized bent-over position. ... The squat is a lower body exercise used in strength training. ... Racquetball racquet and ball Racquetball is a sport played with racquets and a hollow rubber ball on an indoor or outdoor court. ... “Roller Skater” redirects here. ... Brazilian skater Bruna Santos skates a free skating program Artistic roller skating (sometimes called roller figure skating) is a group of roller skating events similar to figure skating on ice. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... Inline skaters competing. ... Rink hockey is a variant of Roller hockey and is one of the three most popular hockey variants, along with Field hockey and Ice Hockey. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... Tug of war Tug of war, also known as rope pulling, is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. ... Finswimming is the progression of a swimmer using fins either on the water surface or underwater, using only muscle strength. ... // Water skiing began in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson strapped two boards to his feet and rigged a clothesline up to his boat on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. ... Barefoot skiing Barefoot skiing is water skiing behind a motorboat without the use of water skis, commonly referred to as barefooting. Barefooting requires the skier to travel at higher speeds than conventional water skiing. ... Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water behind a boat. ...

Invitational sports

United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A more specific term for dragon boat as a sport is dragon boat race, which is a team paddling sport on water, using very long and very narrow painted boats to which are attached decorative dragon heads and tails. ... A floorball match between powerhouses Sweden (yellow) and Finland (white) Floorball is an indoor team sport played using composite or carbon sticks with a plastic vented blade where the aim is to put a light plastic ball into the opponents goal. ... Gateball is a mallet sport similar to croquet. ... The Military Pentathlon is a Multi-sport event History of the Military Pentathlon The Modern pentathlon was originally designed to include the ideal skills of a soldier of the time. ... Imme R 100,Germany, 1948/1949 A 125 cc motorcycle, the Italian-manufactured Cagiva Planet. ... Girls playing pesäpallo in Siilinjärvi Pesäpallo (also referred to as Finnish baseball) is a fast-moving ball sport thats quite often referred to as the national sport of Finland and has some presence in other countries, such as Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and Northern Ontario in...

Past World Games sports

  • Lacrosse - last contested in 1989 [citation needed]
  • Sambo - Last contested in 1989 (may return to World Games) [5]

The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Sambo (Russian: ) -- (also called Sombo in the US and sometimes written in all-caps) is a modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system developed in the former Soviet Union, and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938, presented by Anatoly Kharlampiev. ...

Sports no longer eligible for World Games

  • Badminton - became an Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Baseball - became an Olympic sport (removed from 2012 Summer Olympics program; may return to World Games in 2009)
  • Softball - became an Olympic sport (removed from 2012 Summer Olympics program; will return to the World Games in 2009)[6]
  • 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
  • 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.)

This article is about the sport. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... This article is about the sport. ... “London 2012” redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Taekwondo (also, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... For other uses, see Trampoline (disambiguation). ... The three components of triathlon: Swimming, Cycling, Running A triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... This article is about the sport of weightlifting. ...

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