World Games VII
VII Weltspiele
Host cityDuisburg, Germany
Athletesappr. 3,200
Events169 (31 sports)
Opening14 July 2005
Closing24 July 2005
Opened byOtto Schily
Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany
Main venueMSV-Arena

The 2005 World Games (German: Weltspiele 2005), the seventh World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Duisburg, Germany from 14 July 2005 until 24 July 2005. Three other cities, namely Bottrop, Mülheim an der Ruhr, and Oberhausen, also held some of the competition events.[1] More than 3,000 athletes competed in 31 official sports and 6 invitational sports.


Official sports

The 2005 World Games programme featured 31 official sports, and 6 invitational sports. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events, which were contested in each sports discipline.

Fiji's gold medal win in rugby

Invitational sports

Aikido was also one of the invitational sports, but it was deemed a demonstration sport; no medal events were held.

Athletes at the closing ceremony

Medal table

Further information: List of 2005 World Games medal winners

Official sports

The medal tally during the seventh World Games is as follows. Russia won the most gold medals and tied with Germany in overall medals won in this edition's official sports. There was a tie for second place in one sport climbing event (two silver and no bronze medals awarded). Two bronze medals were awarded in each of the two squash events.[2]

  *   Host nation (Germany)

1 Russia (RUS)27191157
2 Germany (GER)*19182057
3 Italy (ITA)1391335
4 France (FRA)12121135
5 Australia (AUS)79420
6 United States (USA)77923
7 Ukraine (UKR)76821
8 Spain (ESP)66315
9 Netherlands (NED)58417
10 Denmark (DEN)5106
11 Japan (JPN)48618
12 China (CHN)45312
13 Austria (AUT)4318
14 Switzerland (SUI)4138
15 Great Britain (GBR)351018
16 Colombia (COL)34411
17 Poland (POL)32611
18 Sweden (SWE)3216
19 Belgium (BEL)24511
20 New Zealand (NZL)2406
21 Canada (CAN)2248
22 Chinese Taipei (TPE)2226
23 South Korea (KOR)2136
24 Egypt (EGY)2035
25 Czech Republic (CZE)1348
26 Romania (ROM)1214
 Slovakia (SVK)1214
28 Greece (GRE)1203
29 Argentina (ARG)1135
30 Brazil (BRA)1124
 Croatia (CRO)1124
 Venezuela (VEN)1124
33 Luxembourg (LUX)1113
34 Malaysia (MAS)1102
 Qatar (QAT)1102
36 Norway (NOR)1023
 Turkey (TUR)1023
38 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)1012
 Finland (FIN)1012
40 Bulgaria (BUL)1001
 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Hungary (HUN)1001
 Lithuania (LTU)1001
 Morocco (MAR)1001
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)1001
46 Slovenia (SLO)0314
47 South Africa (RSA)0235
48 Belarus (BLR)0224
49 Portugal (POR)0123
50 Chile (CHI)0112
 Estonia (EST)0112
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0112
53 Bahrain (BRN)0101
 Hong Kong (HKG)0101
 Madagascar (MAD)0101
 Mexico (MEX)0101
 Thailand (THA)0101
58 Ireland (IRL)0011
 Peru (PER)0011
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Totals (60 entries)169170170509

Invitational sports

  *   Host nation (Germany)

1 Germany (GER)*4127
2 Russia (RUS)3115
3 Spain (ESP)1102
4 Czech Republic (CZE)1023
5 Brazil (BRA)1001
6 Switzerland (SUI)0303
7 Sweden (SWE)0112
8 Belarus (BLR)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
11 Croatia (CRO)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Japan (JPN)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (14 entries)10101030


  1. ^ "Duisburg, GER 2005". Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26.