2013 World Games

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World Games IX
World Games 2013 logo.png
Host city Cali, Colombia
Motto Fair play to the planet
Nations participating 103
Athletes participating 2,982
Events 194 in 36 sports
Opening ceremony 25 July
Closing ceremony 4 August
Officially opened by Vice President Angelino Garzón[1]
Athlete's Oath Jorge Luis CiFuentes
Judge's Oath Marta Luz Vega
Coach's Oath Hugo Cotuaz
Main venue Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
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The 2013 World Games, the ninth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in the city of Cali, Colombia, from July 25 to August 4.[2]

Host city allocation history

The 2013 World Games were initially allocated to the German cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. However, at the end of 2008, Duisburg withdrew and Düsseldorf dropped out because both cities could not secure enough funding, partly as a result of the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the subsequent Great Recession.

Two alternate cities came forward to the IWGA to bid for these Games: Pretoria, South Africa and Cali, Colombia. During The World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, the IWGA announced that Cali has won the right to host The World Games in 2013.

Sports

There were 32 official sports (dependent upon grouping) and 4 invitational sports.[3]

Artistic and Dance Sports[4]

Ball Sports[5]

Martial Arts[6]

Precision Sports[7]

Strength Sports[8]

Trend Sports[9]

Invitational Sports[10]

Garden of Sport

The "Garden of Sport" events were held in the neighboring towns of Buga and Jamundí. These demonstration events served to showcase these disciplines for potential inclusion in future games.

Two of the competitions were held at Coliseo Mayor in Buga:

The other two disciplines took place in Jamundí:

Calendar

  • 2013 World Games Event Schedule
  • Note: Due to concerns about temperature and air flow at the Del Pueblo Gymnasium, where the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics was taking place, the Ribbons event was cancelled at the last moment.[11]

Key:      Invitational sport

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Ceremonies OC CC
Acrobatic gymnastics 2 2 1 5
Aerobic gymnastics 3 4 7
Air sports 3 3
Artistic roller skating 4 4
Beach handball 2 2
Billiard sports 4 4
Boules sports 8 8
Bowling 1 2 3
Canoe polo 2 2
Dancesport 1 2 3
Field archery 3 4 7
Finswimming 5 5 10
Fistball 1 1
Flying disc 1 1
Ju-jitsu 7 6 13
Karate 6 6 12
Korfball 1 1
Lifesaving 8 8 16
Orienteering 2 2 1 5
Powerlifting 3 3 2 8
Racquetball 2 2
Road speed skating 4 4 8
Rhythmic gymnastics 2 1 3
Roller inline hockey 1 1
Rugby sevens 1 1
Track speed skating 2 4 4 10
Sport climbing 2 2 4
Squash 2 2
Sumo 6 2 8
Trampoline gymnastics 1 3 4
Tug of war 1 2 3
Tumbling gymnastics 2 2
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding 4 4 8
Total gold medals 27 28 13 14 19 17 11 10 14 18 171
July/August 2013 25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
Gold
medals
Canoe marathon 3 3 6
Duathlon 1 1 2
Softball 1 1
Wushu[a] 6 2 6 14
Total gold medals 1 1 1 3 9 2 6 23
Grand total of gold medals 28 29 13 14 20 17 14 19 16 24 194
  1. ^ Although originally scheduled, apparently no medals were awarded in wushu for the Men's Gunshu and Women's Qiangshu events.

Participant countries

Parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the World Games in Cali 2013
  • 2013 World Games Participant Countries[12] Note: Number of athletes in brackets. However, those nations with a question mark means that these nations have sent a delegation to these Games, but the number of athletes is unknown at this time.

Medal mistake

This particular edition made the laughable mistake of putting the words "word games" instead of "world games," on one thousand medals.[13] This fact was reported by Colombian news organization Noticias Uno.[14][15] Several athletes smiled and were surprised upon seeing the typo.[16] According to the representative of the firm that engraved the medals, several authorities had seen and approved the medals' design without noticing the mistake, including Coldeportes director Andrés Botero, and the head of the Organizing Committee Rodrigo Otoya. The representative also stated that, according to a corporate policy, "... any mistake after the art has been approved (by the client) will not be responsibility of the Firm" [17] Regarding the medals, Rodrigo Guerrero, Mayor of Cali, unabashedly stated that "This mistake in no way undermines the value of the medals, and the spirit of the games. People are making a tempest in a tea cup out of this situation" [18]

Medal results

Official sports

Key: Medal tally of the 2013 World Games' Official Results website, which includes road speed skating:[19]

  *   Host nation (Colombia)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy (ITA) 18 13 18 49
2  Russia (RUS) 17 24 12 53
3  France (FRA) 16 11 13 40
4  Germany (GER) 15 7 8 30
5  China (CHN) 14 6 2 22
6  United States (USA) 11 4 4 19
7  Ukraine (UKR) 9 10 9 28
8  Colombia (COL)* 8 13 10 31
9  Great Britain (GBR) 6 6 3 15
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 5 5 8 18
11  Brazil (BRA) 5 3 1 9
12  Japan (JPN) 5 1 4 10
13   Switzerland (SUI) 4 4 0 8
14  Denmark (DEN) 3 2 2 7
15  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 5 9
16  Belarus (BLR) 3 1 3 7
 Mexico (MEX) 3 1 3 7
18  Netherlands (NED) 2 6 5 13
19  Belgium (BEL) 2 4 4 10
20  Spain (ESP) 2 4 2 8
21  Chile (CHI) 2 3 0 5
 Poland (POL) 2 3 0 5
 Romania (ROU) 2 3 0 5
24  Slovenia (SLO) 2 1 0 3
25  Finland (FIN) 2 0 0 2
26  South Korea (KOR) 1 2 6 9
27  Austria (AUT) 1 2 3 6
28  New Zealand (NZL) 1 2 0 3
29  Croatia (CRO) 1 1 2 4
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 1 2 4
31  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 0 2
 Vietnam (VIE) 1 1 0 2
33  South Africa (RSA) 1 0 3 4
34  Mongolia (MGL) 1 0 2 3
35  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 0 1 2
 Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 1 2
37  India (IND) 1 0 0 1
 Malaysia (MAS) 1 0 0 1
 Moldova (MDA) 1 0 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 1 0 0 1
41  Canada (CAN) 0 3 6 9
42  Norway (NOR) 0 3 4 7
43  Argentina (ARG) 0 3 2 5
 Egypt (EGY) 0 3 2 5
 Thailand (THA) 0 3 2 5
46  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 2 1 3
47  Australia (AUS) 0 1 3 4
48  Ecuador (ECU) 0 1 2 3
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 2 3
50  Greece (GRE) 0 1 1 2
 Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
52  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 1 0 1
53  El Salvador (ESA) 0 0 1 1
 Ireland (IRL) 0 0 1 1
 Israel (ISR) 0 0 1 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 1 1
 Peru (PER) 0 0 1 1
 Philippines (PHI) 0 0 1 1
 Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
Totals (59 nations) 176 169 169 514

† In the men's middleweight sumo event, Istvan Kalmar (HUN) was stripped of a silver medal because of a positive doping test.[20]

Invitational sports

Key: As of August 3, 2013, from the Games' official Invitational Sports Medal Tally.[21]

  *   Host nation (Colombia)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary (HUN) 5 2 0 7
2  China (CHN) 5 1 1 7
3  Iran (IRI) 4 0 0 4
4  France (FRA) 1 3 2 6
5  Vietnam (VIE) 1 2 0 3
6  Germany (GER) 1 0 2 3
7  Japan (JPN) 1 0 1 2
 United States (USA) 1 0 1 2
9  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Cuba (CUB) 1 0 0 1
 Hong Kong (HKG) 1 0 0 1
 Indonesia (INA) 1 0 0 1
13  Malaysia (MAS) 0 2 2 4
14  Russia (RUS) 0 2 0 2
15  Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 1 2
 Turkey (TUR) 0 1 1 2
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 1 2
19  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Chile (CHI) 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 India (IND) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 1 0 1
26  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Colombia (COL)* 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
Totals (30 nations) 23 23 18 64


Broadcasters

Host broadcaster

International Broadcasters

References

  1. ^ "The 2013 World Games Have Begun". Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  2. ^ "Cali, Colombia announced as next World Games venue". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  3. ^ "The World Games 2013 Calì - Sports". worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ Artistic and Dance Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ Ball Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ Martial Arts worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ Precision Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ Strength Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  9. ^ Trend Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  10. ^ Invitational Sports worldgames2013.com.co. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  11. ^ Cancelled event at Cali 2013
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
  13. ^ "Grave error ortográfico afecta a mil medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali (Grave mistake affects thousand medals from the World Games in Cali)". AFP. Radio Bío-Bío. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  14. ^ http://noticiasunolaredindependiente.com/2013/07/28/noticias/nacional/el-juego-de-palabras/
  15. ^ http://imgur.com/a/5NCS2
  16. ^ ""Por error, medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen 'Word' en lugar de 'World' " (Due to Error, World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". NTN24. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  17. ^ ""Todos vimos las medallas y ninguno notó el error" (We All Saw The Mistake in the Medals, but Nobody Said Anything About It)". Semana. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  18. ^ ""Medallas de los Juegos Mundiales de Cali dicen 'Word' y no 'World'" (Cali's World Games' Medals put 'Word' instead of 'World')". El Espectador. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  19. ^ 2013 World Games Official Sports Medal Tally Page
  20. ^ "International Sumo Federation – World Games". Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  21. ^ Cali 2013 World Games Invitational Sports Medal Tally

External links

  • Official website
  • World Games 2013 - Olympicsuniverse.com
  • International World Games Association
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