World Roller Games
AbbreviationWRG
First event2017, by World Skate
Occur every2 years
Last event2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
PurposeTo conduct multi-sport events for roller sports
PresidentSabatino Aracu
WebsiteWorld Skate.org

The World Skate Games (formerly World Roller Games) are an international biennial multi-sport event, comprising all the world roller sport disciplines as regulated by the World Skate international federation.[1] The games involve 11 World Championships in one multi-sport event.[2]

Due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, World Skate banned Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from its competitions, and will not stage any events in Russia or Belarus in 2022.[3]

Disciplines

The 2022 World Skate Games include the following disciplines:

Skateboarding

Inline / Quad

Scooter

Editions

Year Event Location
2017 World Roller Games China Nanjing
2019 World Roller Games Spain Barcelona
2022 World Skate Games Argentina Buenos Aires and San Juan

2017 World Roller Games

The 2017 World Roller Games was the first edition of the World Roller Games. It took place from August 27, 2017, to September 10, 2017, in Nanjing, China. It comprised the World Championships in 10 disciplines.[4][circular reference] Sixty one countries were represented at the games,[5] with Colombia topping the medals table with 25 gold medals, followed by Italy with 20 gold medals then France with 10.[6][circular reference][7] This event included the World Championships of 10 Roller Sports during a 15-day skating festival: 10 sports, 61 national federations, 193 national teams, and over 3000 athletes.[8]

2019 World Roller Games

The 2019 World Roller Games was the second edition of the World Roller Games. It took place from June 29, 2019, to July 14, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. It comprised the World Championships in 11 disciplines. Eighty one countries were represented at the games with a total of 4,120 athletes competing.[9] In total, the 11 days of the World Roller Games were held in front of 140,000 fans. Italy topped the medal table with 21 golds, 18 silver and 24 bronze. Colombia also won 21 golds but their 16 silver and six bronze left them second.[10]

2022 World Skate Games

Argentina was chosen to host the 2021 World Roller Games. The World Skate Executive Board, that met on 30 April 2019, unanimously entrusted Argentina with the task of organizing the World Skate Games that will take place in Buenos Aires, Vicente López and San Juan between October and November 2021.[11]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the event was postponed from 2021 to 2022, and will be held October 24 to November 13. The opening ceremony held in Buenos Aires and the closing ceremony in San Juan. With the increased importance of skateboarding within the international federation World Skate, the event now goes under the name World Skate Games, and covers skateboarding, roller skating and scooter. [12]

References

  1. ^ "World Roller Games 2019". WRG2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Disciplines". World Roller Games 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ [🖉"World Skate finally bans-russian- Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials". www.insidethegames.biz. 2 April 2022.
  4. ^ "World Roller Games 2017". fr.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "A breath taking opening ceremony". World Skate. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Medal Table". fr.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Results - Medal Standings". World Skate. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  8. ^ "About World Skate". World Skate. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  9. ^ "WRG 2019 in figures". wrg2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Final day of World Roller Games". Inside the games. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Argentina will host the 2021 World Skate Games". World Skate.
  12. ^ "Upcoming events: World Skate Games 2022". World Skate.