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

Sports

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
Muaythai
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
[4]
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 [s 6]
Wheelchair rugby pictogram (Paralympics).svg
WWR 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.
  6. ^ Paralympic Sport since 2000

Past TWG sports and disciplines

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

References

  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. ^ "History | World Baton Twirling Federation". www.wbtf.org. Retrieved 2022-06-18.
  5. ^ 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.