World Combat Games

The World Combat Games are an international multi-sport event featuring combat sports and martial arts. Fifteen Olympic and non-Olympic sports are currently on the programme: aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling and wushu.

The World Combat Games were initiated by SportAccord, the umbrella organisation for international sports federations and organizers of sports events, in order to bring these sports closer to a worldwide public. The World Combat Games are accompanied by a cultural program that reflects the ancient traditions and values of martial arts as well as their contribution to modern society.[1]

World Combat Games 2010

The first World Combat Games was held 2010 in Beijing, with competitions for boxing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, sambo, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling, and wushu and an aikido demonstration. Over 1000 athletes from all five continents participated. About the same number of volunteers helped to deliver the event. During the eight days of competitions 118 gold medals were awarded. Medals were won by 60% of the nations taking part in the Games, and also by not traditional combat sports nations. Russia lead the medal table with 18 gold medals, followed by China (15) and the Ukraine (7).[2]

World Combat Games 2013

The second World Combat Games were held in Saint Petersburg.[3] In these Games, the sports of savate and fencing made their debut there.


No.YearDatesCity and host countryChampion
I 2010 August 28 - September 4 China Beijing, China  Russia
II 2013 October 18–26 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia  Russia
III[4] 2018 TBA Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IV[5] 2022 TBA

Medal tables

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 65 31 36 132
2  China 20 9 19 48
3  France 19 13 16 48
4  Japan 17 17 11 45
5  Ukraine 11 21 25 57
6  Italy 10 11 9 30
7  Iran 9 8 9 26
8  Thailand 7 5 4 16
9  Azerbaijan 6 1 3 10
10  Poland 5 3 18 26
Total 253253359863

See also


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