|Host city||Akita, Japan|
|Events||140 in 27 sports|
|Opening ceremony||16 August|
|Closing ceremony||26 August|
|Officially opened by|| Atsuko Toyama |
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
|Athlete's Oath||Doumu Narita and Mero Narita|
|Main venue||Akita Yabase Athletics Stadium|
The 2001 World Games (Japanese : 2001年ワールドゲームズ, romanized: 2001-Nen wārudogēmuzu), the sixth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Akita, Japan.
140 titles (invitational sports not included) were awarded in the following official sports.There were five invitational sports in this edition.
The 2001 World Games programme featured 27 official sports and 4 invitational sports. (Aikido was deemed a demonstration sport; no medal events were held.) The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events that were contested in each sports discipline.
The results from the 2001 World Games are from the archived website of the Akita, Japan, organizing committee.The medal tally during the sixth World Games is as follows. Russia finished at the top of the final medal table.
Host nation (Japan)
|2||United States (USA)||15||8||8||31|
|9||Great Britain (GBR)||4||7||11||22|
|11||South Africa (RSA)||3||7||4||14|
|14||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||3||3||5||11|
|21||New Zealand (NZL)||1||2||1||4|
|38||South Korea (KOR)||0||2||0||2|
|41||Czech Republic (CZE)||0||1||2||3|
|46||Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)||0||0||1||1|
|FR Yugoslavia (YUG)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (49 nations)||140||140||140||420|
Host nation (Japan)
|10||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||0||1||0||1|
|Czech Republic (CZE)||0||0||1||1|
|United States (USA)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (14 nations)||13||13||13||39|
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