List of world sports championships

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The following is a list of world sports championships, including some sporting events which use a different name with a similar meaning. In some sports, there is a world series, but that term usually has a somewhat different meaning.

Contents

Tournaments which are formally defunct or where a further event is not currently planned are marked with a gray background.

Male

SportCompetition nameCompeting
entities
First
held
Current holderNextFrequencyDetails & notes
Alpine skiing FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill1931 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Jansrud (2019) 2021 Biennial
Super G1987 Flag of Italy.svg Dominik Paris (2019)
Giant slalom1931 Flag of Norway.svg Henrik Kristoffersen (2019)
Slalom1931 Flag of Austria.svg Marcel Hirscher (2019)
Alpine combined1932 Flag of France.svg Alexis Pinturault (2019)
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Flag of Austria.svg Marcel Hirscher (2017–18) 2018–19 Annual
Nations Flag of Austria.svg Austria (2017–18)
World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1972 Winners in 30 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
American football IFAF World Championship Nations 1999 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Aquatics FINA World Aquatics Championships Individuals [R] 1973 Most medals: Flag of the United States.svg (2017) 2019 Biennial
FINA Diving World Cup Individuals1979 Most medals: Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg (2018) 2020 Biennial
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Individuals [R] 1993 Most medals: Flag of the United States.svg (2014) 2018 Biennial
FINA Water Polo World Cup Nations 1979 Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (2018) 2018 QuadrennialBiennially until 2002
FINA Water Polo World Championship Nations 1973 Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (2017) 2019 BiennialBiennially since 2001
Archery World Archery Championships Individual recurve 1931 Flag of South Korea.svg Im Dong-hyun (2017) 2019 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 Flag of France.svg Sebastien Peineau (2017) 2019 Biennial
Team recurve 1931 Flag of Italy.svg Italy (2017) 2019 Biennial
Team compound 1995 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2017) 2019 Biennial
Association football FIFA World Cup Nations 1930 Flag of France.svg  France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIFA Confederations Cup Nations 1992 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIFA Club World Cup Clubs 2000 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid (2018) 2019 Annual
ConIFA World Football Cup Nations 2014 Flag of Transcarpathian Oblast.svg  Kárpátalja (2018) 2020 BiennialReplaced the Viva World Cup
Athletics IAAF World Championships in Athletics Individuals [R] 1983 Most medals: Flag of the United States.svg (2017) 2019 Biennial1983–1991 held quadrennially, biennially starting 1993
IAAF Continental Cup Continents 2010 Americas
(2018)
2022 Quadrennial
IAAF World Indoor Championships Individuals [R] 1985 Most medals: Flag of the United States.svg (2018) 2020 Biennial
IAAF World Cross Country Championships Individuals 1973 Flag of Kenya.svg Geoffrey Kipsang (2017) 2019 Biennial
Teams Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia (2017)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Individuals 1992 Flag of Kenya.svg Geoffrey Kipsang (2018) 2018 BiennialUntil 2010 Annual
Team1992 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia (2018)
IAU 100 km World Championships Individuals 1987 Flag of Japan.svg Hideaki Yamauchi (2018) 2019 Annual
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Individuals 2001 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshihiko Ishikawa (2017) 2019 Biennial
Teams2003 Flag of Japan.svg Japan (2017)
World Para Athletics Championships Individuals 1994 Most medals: Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg (2017) 2019 Biennial
Australian rules football Australian Football International Cup Nations 2002 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 2017 (2017) 2020 Triennial
Auto racing see the open section below [1]
Badminton BWF World Championships Singles 1977 Flag of Japan.svg Kento Momota (2018) 2019 AnnualAnnually since 2006; Not held in Summer Olympic years.
Doubles Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Junhui & Liu Yuchen (2018)
Thomas Cup Nations 1949 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (2018) 2020 BiennialSince 1984, it has been held concurrently with the women's Uber Cup.
Bandy Bandy World Championship Nations 1957 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (2019) 2020 AnnualThe second Bandy WCs were held in 1961; from that point, the championships were held biennially until 2003; and annually ever since.
Bandy World Cup Clubs 1974 Flag of Sweden.svg Villa Lidköping BK (2018) 2019 Annual
Baseball World Baseball Classic Nations 2006 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2017) 2021 QuadrennialStarted in 1938 (as IBAF Baseball World Cup); Restarted in 2006; the first two of these modern WBCs (MLB approved and sanctioned by IBAF) were separated by three years (2006, 2009); moved to quadrennially in 2013 and after.
Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup Nations 1950 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2014) 2019 QuadrennialFollowing the 2014 edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup (but not the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup) has been reset on a new quadrennial cycle. The 2014 (men's) World Cup will be followed by the 2019 World Cup, avoiding conflict with the FIFA World Cup.
FIBA 3x3 World Cup Nations 2012 Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2018) 2019 AnnualBiennially until 2016
FIBA Intercontinental Cup Clubs 1966 Flag of Greece.svg AEK B.C. (2019) 2020 Annual
Beach soccer FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nations 1995 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (2017) 2019 Biennial
Beach volleyball Swatch FIVB World Championships Nations 1997 Flag of Brazil.svg Evandro OliveiraAndré Stein (2017) 2019 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 10 km1974 Flag of Germany.svg Benedikt Doll (2017) 2019 AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic Years
Pursuit 12.5 km1997 Flag of France.svg Martin Fourcade (2017)
Mass start 15 km1999 Flag of Germany.svg Simon Schempp (2017)
Individual 20 km1958 Flag of the United States.svg Lowell Bailey (2017)
Relay 4x7.5 km1966 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2017)
Billiards WPA World Nine-ball Championship Individuals 1990 Flag of Germany.svg Joshua Filler (2018) 2019 Annual
WPA World Ten-ball Championship Individuals 2008 Ko Pin-yi (2015) 2018 Annual
IBSF World Billiards Championship Individuals 1926 Time: Flag of India.svg Pankaj Advani
Points: Flag of Myanmar.svg Nay Thway Oo (2018)
2019 Annual
Bobsleigh FIBT World Championships Four man 1930 Flag of Germany.svg Francesco Friedrich
Candy Bauer
Martin Grothkopp
Thorsten Margis (2017)
2019 AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic years.
Two man 1931 Flag of Germany.svg Francesco Friedrich
Thorsten Margis (2017)
Bowls World Bowls Championship Singles 1966 Flag of New Zealand.svg Shannon McIlroy (2016) 2020 Quadrennial
Pairs Flag of Australia (converted).svg Aaron Wilson, Brett Wilkie (2016)
Triples Flag of England.svg Andrew Knapper, Jamie Walker, Robert Paxton (2016)
Fours Flag of New Zealand.svg Blake Signal, Mike Kernaghan, Mike Nagy, Ali Forsyth (2016)
Team Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (2016)
Boxing World Amateur Boxing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 10 weight classes (2017) 2019 Biennial
WBA World ChampionIndividuals Up to 17 title are awarded OngoingVariousAuthorised by the World Boxing Association
WBC World ChampionIndividuals Up to 17 title are awarded OngoingVariousAuthorised by the World Boxing Council
WBO World ChampionIndividuals Up to 17 title are awarded OngoingVariousAuthorised by the World Boxing Organization
The Ring World ChampionIndividuals Up to 17 title are awarded OngoingVariousAuthorised by The Ring magazine
Lineal World ChampionIndividuals Up to 17 title are awarded OngoingVariousAuthorised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board
Canoeing ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Individuals and teams 1938 Winners in 17 events (2017) 2018 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years.
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships C-11949 Flag of Germany.svg Franz Anton (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years.
C-1 team1949 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia (2018)
C-21949 Gauthier Klauss & Matthieu Péché (2017)
C-2 team1949France (2017)
K-11949 Flag of Germany.svg Hannes Aigner (2018)
K-1 team1949 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (2018)
Extreme K12017 Flag of Italy.svg Christian De Dionigi (2018)
ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations1994 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2018)2020Biennial
Carrom Carrom World ChampionshipNations1992 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka (2016)2020Quadrennial
Cricket ICC Cricket World Cup (ODI format)Nations 1975 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Indoor Cricket World Cup Nations1995Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2017) 2019 Biennial
ICC T20 World Cup (T20I format)Nations 2007 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies (2016) 2020 Quadrennially since 2016Changed from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years since 2010, effective from 2010. Biennial until 2016. Quadrennial since 2020.
Champions League Twenty20 Domestic Teams 2008 Chennai Super Kings (2014)Discontinued after 2014AnnualThe first Champions League Twenty20 was about to be held in 2008 but couldn't due to 2008 Mumbai attacks. Officially discontinued from 2014 due to lack of fan interest.
Blind Cricket World CupNations1998 Flag of India.svg India (2018)2022Quadrennial
Blind T20 World CupNations2012 Flag of India.svg India (2017)2022once in five years
Cross-Country Skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15 km & 18 km1925 Flag of Finland.svg Iivo Niskanen (2017) 2019 Biennial
50 km1925 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Alex Harvey (2017)
Skiathlon 15+15 km1993 Flag of Norway.svg Sjur Røthe (2019)
Sprint2001 Flag of Norway.svg Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (2019)
Relay 4x10 km1933 Flag of Norway.svg Norway (2017)
Team sprint2005 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2017)
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 19 events (2017) 2019 Biennial
Curling World Curling Championships Nations 1959 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden (2018) 2019 Annual
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1927 Flag of Spain.svg Alejandro Valverde (2018) 2019 Annual
Time trial 1994 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rohan Dennis (2018)
Team time trial (trade teams) 2012 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Team Quick-Step Floors (2018) [2]
Team time trial (nations) 1962 Italy (1994) [2] DefunctAnnual
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 1950 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Mathieu van der Poel (2019) 2020 Annual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country1990 Flag of France.svg Nino Schurter (2018)2019Annual
Downhill1990 Flag of France.svg Danny Hart (2018)
Four cross2002 Mitja Ergraver (2016)
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX20172019Annual
Cross-country eliminator2012 Flag of France.svg Titouan Perrin-Ganier (2018)
Trials 20-inch1992 Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Pechhacker (2018)
Trials 26-inch1995 Jack Carthy (2018)
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Individuals and nations 1893 Winners in 10 events (2018); Most medals: Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2019 Annual
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships Individuals and nations 2007 Winners in 15 events (2016); Most medals: Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2017 Annual
Darts BDO World Darts Championship Individuals 1978 Flag of England.svg Glen Durrant (2019) 2020 Annual
PDC World Darts Championship Individuals 1994 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michael van Gerwen (2019) 2020 Annual
PDC World Cup of Darts Doubles 2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld) (2018) 2019 Annual
WDF World Cup Nations 1977 Australia (2017) 2019 Biennal
Equestrian see the open section below [3]
Fencing World Fencing Championships Foil1926 Flag of Italy.svg Alessio Foconi (2018) 2019 AnnualChampionships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years.
Foil team1930 Flag of Italy.svg (2018)
Épée1921 Flag of France.svg Yannick Borel (2018)
Épée team1930 Flag of Switzerland.svg (2018)
Sabre1922 Flag of South Korea.svg KiM Jung-Hwan (2018)
Sabre team1930 Flag of South Korea.svg (2018)
Field hockey Hockey World Cup Nations 1971 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003 Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships Individuals 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Nathan Chen (2018) 2019 Annual
Fistball Fistball World Cup Nations1968 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2015)2019Quadrennial
Floorball World Floorball Championships Nations 1996 Flag of Finland.svg Finland (2018) 2020 Biennial
Freestyle Skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls1986 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mikaël Kingsbury (2019) 2021 Biennial
Dual Moguls2001 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mikaël Kingsbury (2019)
Aerials1986 Flag of Russia.svg Maxim Burov (2019)
Half-pipe2005 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron Blunck (2019)
Slopestyle2011 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Woods (2019)
Ski cross2005 Flag of France.svg François Place (2019)
Big air2019 Flag of Switzerland.svg Fabian Bösch (2019)
Futsal FIFA Futsal World Cup Nations 1989 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (2016)2020Quadrennial
AMF Futsal World Cup Nations1982Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia (2015)2019QuadrennialOriginally a triennial event, held quadrennially after 2003.
Intercontinental Futsal Cup Clubs1996 Flag of Brazil.svg Magnus Futsal (2018)2019Annual
Gliding see the open section below
Golf Mission Hills World Cup Nations1953 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium (2018) 2020 Biennial
Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Individuals & Teams1903 Winners in 7 events (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Olympic Years
Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Individual & Teams1964 Winners in 7 events (2018)2019Biennial
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Pair1974 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2018)2020Biennial
Group1974 Flag of Israel.svg Israel (2018)
Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Individuals 1975 14 winners (one for each apparatus) 2018 Annual
Handball (Olympic handball) IHF World Men's Handball Championship Nations 1938 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (2019) 2021 Biennial
IHF Super Globe Clubs 1997 Flag of Spain.svg FC Barcelona (2018) 2019 Annual
Handball (Beach Handball) World Men's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazi l (2018) 2020 Biennial
Ice hockey Ice Hockey World Championship Nations 1920 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden (2018) 2019 Annual
Inline skating IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Nations1996Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2017) 2019 Annual
Kabaddi IKF Kabaddi World Cup Nations 2004 Flag of India.svg India (2016) 2019 Triennial
Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship Nations 1967 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship Nations 2003 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Men's singles 1955 Flag of Germany.svg Felix Loch (2019) 2020 Annual
Men's doubles 1955 Flag of Germany.svg Toni Eggert
Sascha Benecken (2019)
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Men's singles 1979 Flag of Italy.svg Alex Gruber (2017)2019Biennial
Men's doubles 1979 Flag of Austria.svg Rupert Brueggler
Tobias Angerer (2017)
2019Biennial
Modern pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Individual1949 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Cooke (2018) 2019 Annual
Team1949 Flag of France.svg France (2018)
Relay2004 Flag of France.svg France (2018)
Motorcycling see the open section below [4]
Nordic Combined FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10 km individual normal hill 1925 Johannes Rydzek (2017) 2019 Biennial
10 km individual large hill 1999 Flag of Germany.svg Eric Frenzel (2019) 2019 Biennial
10 km mass start 2009 Todd Lodwick (2009)Only held in 2009N/ASuspended
National Team Normal Hill 4 x 5 km 2011 Germany (2017) 2019 Biennial
National Team Large Hill 2 x 7.5 km 1982 Germany (2017) 2019 Biennial
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Individuals 1983–84 Akito Watabe (2017–18) 2018–19 Annual
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint2001 Daniel Hubmann (2017) 2018 Annual
Short distance1991 Pasi Ikonen (2001)DefunctBiennial
Middle distance2003 Thierry Gueorgiou (2017) 2018 AnnualOriginally biennially, annually since 2003
Long distance1966 Olav Lundanes (2017) 2018 AnnualOriginally biennially, annually since 2003
Relay1966 Flag of Norway.svg Norway (2017) 2018 AnnualOriginally biennially, annually since 2003
Paddle Paddle World Championship Nations1992 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina (2016)2018Biennial
Pitch and putt Pitch and Putt World Cup Nations 2004 Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland (2016)2020Quadrennial
World Strokeplay Championship Individuals2009Liam O'Donovan (2017)2021Quadrennial
Polo World Polo Championship Nations1987 Flag of Chile.svg Chile (2015) 2019 Triennial
Real tennis Real Tennis World Championship Individuals [D] 1740 Camden Riviere (2016)2018Biennial
Roller derby MRDA Championships Teams2017 Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis GateKeepers (2017)2018Annual
Roller hockey Roller Hockey World Cup Nations1936Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (2017) 2019 BiennialCurrent FIRS cups restarted in 1958
Rowing World Rowing Championships Nations 1962 Winners in 13 events (2018) 2019 AnnualChampionships are not held for Olympic/Paralympic events in Summer Olympic/Paralympic years
Rugby league Rugby League World Cup Nations 1954 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2017) 2021 QuadrennialQuadrennial after 2013
Rugby union Rugby World Cup Nations 1987 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Rugby union sevens Rugby World Cup Sevens Nations 1993 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (2018) 2022 QuadrennialIn June 2013, World Rugby (then known as the International Rugby Board) announced that it had reconsidered a previous decision to scrap the Rugby World Cup Sevens. After 2013, the next event will be in 2018, and will be held quadrennially afterwards. [5]
Sculling World Sculling Championship Individuals1831 Evans Fischer (1957)2008AnnualAnnually until 1957; revived in 2008
Sailing Over 30 Various TitlesIndividuals and TeamsAnnuallySee World Championships in Sailing
Shooting ISSF World Shooting Championships Individuals and nations 1897 Winners in 18 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
ISSF World Shotgun Championships Individuals and nations 1934 Winners in 6 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
ISSF World Cup Individuals 1988 Winners in 9 events (2018) 2019 Annual
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 1930 Flag of Latvia.svg Martins Dukurs (2017) 2019 AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic years.
Ski jumping FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Individuals normal hill 1962 Stefan Kraft (2017) 2019 Biennial
Individuals large hill 1925 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Eisenbichler (2019) 2021 Biennial
National Team normal hill 2001 Flag of Austria.svg Austria (2011)DefunctBiennialNot held in 2007 and 2009, after 2011 mixed team replaced this event
National Team large hill 1962 Flag of Poland.svg Poland (2017) 2019 Biennial
FIS Ski-Flying World Championships Individuals 1972 Daniel-André Tande (2016) 2020 Biennial
National Team 2004 Flag of Norway.svg Norway (2018) 2020 Biennial
Ski mountaineering World Championships of Ski Mountaineering Nations, individuals, teams, relays, long distances 2002 Winners in 5 events (2017) 2019 BiennialRelays held since 2004; Long Distance only 2008.
Snooker World Snooker Championship Individuals 1927 Mark Williams (2018)2019AnnualThis championship is open to both sexes, but no woman has ever won the event. [6]
IBSF World Snooker Championship Individuals 1963 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chang Bingyu (2018) 2019 AnnualAlso known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship
Snowboarding FIS Snowboard World Championships Big air 2003 Roope Tonteri (2017) 2021 Biennial
Slopestyle 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Corning (2019)
Halfpipe 1996 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Scotty James (2019)
Snowboard cross 1997 Flag of the United States.svg Mick Dierdorff (2019)
Parallel slalom 1996 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Loginov (2019)
Parallel giant slalom 1999 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Loginov (2019)
Speed skating World Allround Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1889 Patrick Roest (2018) 2019 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals1970 Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (2019) 2019 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m1995 Flag of Russia.svg Ruslan Murashov (2019) 2020 AnnualIn Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kai Verbij (2019)
1500m Flag of the Netherlands.svg Thomas Krol (2019)
5000m Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Lunde Pedersen (2019)
10000m Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jorrit Bergsma (2019)
Team Pursuit2005 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (2019)
Mass start2015 Flag of the United States.svg Joey Mantia (2017)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 Hwang Dae-heon (2018) 2019 AnnualAlthough the International Skating Union did not conduct an official World Short Track Championship until 1981, it began organising international events in 1976. All annual ISU-sanctioned international championships from 1976 to 1980 are now retrospectively recognised as World Championships.
1000m Charles Hamelin (2018)
1500m Charles Hamelin (2018)
3000m Shaolin Sándor Liu (2018)
5000m RelaySouth Korea (2018)
Overall Charles Hamelin (2018)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 Korea (2011)Discontinued after 2011Annual
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship Individuals2010 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Scott Croxall (2015)2016Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1976 Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed El Shorbagy (2017) 2018-19 Annual
World International Doubles Squash Championships Doubles teams1997 Stewart Boswell & Anthony Ricketts (2006)2016Intermittent
WSF World Team Squash Championships Nations 1967 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt (2017) 2019 Biennial2015 Championship Cancelled
Table tennis World Table Tennis Championships Singles 1926 Ma Long (2017) 2019 Biennial
Doubles Fan Zhendong & Xu Xin

(2017)

World Team Table Tennis Championships Nations 1926 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China (2016) 2018 Biennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2017)2019Biennial
Nations Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2017)
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championship Nations1970 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China (2017)2019Biennial
Ten-pin bowling WTBA World Championships Nations1954Most Medals: Flag of the United States.svg (2018)2021AnnualBiennially until 2010
Tennis Davis Cup Nations 1900 Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (2018) 2019 AnnualNote: The Davis Cup is not formally a world championship, but is traditionally held as equivalent in status. Only the teams in the World Group actually compete for the Davis Cup proper; other teams play to (eventually) reach the World Group.
World Team Cup Nations1978 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia (2012)DefunctAnnual
Triathlon ITU World Triathlon Series Individuals1989 Flag of Spain.svg Mario Mola (2018) 2019 Annual
Volleyball FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Nations 1949 Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup Nations 1965 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup Nations 1993 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League Nations 2018 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2018) [7] 2019 AnnualIt replaced the FIVB Volleyball World League (1990–2017)
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship Clubs 1989 Flag of Italy.svg Trentino Volley (2018) 2019 Annual
Wrestling (amateur) World Wrestling Championships Individuals and Nations 1904 Winners in 16 events (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years.
Wrestling World Cup (freestyle) Nations1973 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2018) 2019 Annual
Wrestling World Cup (Greco-Roman) Nations1980 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2017)2018Annual

Female

SportCompetition nameCompeting
entities
First
held
Current holderNextFrequencyDetails & notes
Alpine skiing FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill1931 Flag of Slovenia.svg Ilka Štuhec (2019) 2021 Biennial
Super G1987 Flag of the United States.svg Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Giant slalom1931 Flag of Slovakia.svg Petra Vlhová (2019)
Slalom1931 Flag of the United States.svg Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Combined1932 Flag of Switzerland.svg Wendy Holdener (2019)
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Flag of the United States.svg Mikaela Shiffrin (2017–18) 2018–19 Annual
Nations Flag of Austria.svg Austria (2017–18)
World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1972 Winners in 30 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Archery World Archery Championships Individual recurve 1931 Flag of Russia.svg Ksenia Perova (2017) 2019 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 Flag of South Korea.svg Song Yun-soo (2017) 2019 Biennial
Team recurve 1931 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2017) 2019 Biennial
Team compound 1995 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia (2017) 2019 Biennial
Association football FIFA Women's World Cup Nations 1991 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Aquatics FINA World Aquatics Championships Individuals [R] 1973 Winners in 37 events (2017) 2019 Biennial
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Individuals [R] 1993 Winners in 20 events (2018) 2020 Biennial
Athletics IAAF World Championships in Athletics Individuals [R] 1983 Winners in 24 events (2017) 2019 Biennial1983–1991 quadrennially, biennially from 1993
IAAF World Indoor Championships Individuals [R] 1985 Winners in 13 events (2018); Most medals: United States 2020 Biennial
IAAF World Cross Country Championships Individuals 1973 Flag of Kenya.svg Irene Cheptai (2017) 2019 Biennial
Teams Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya (2017)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Individuals 1992 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Netsanet Gudeta (2018) 2020 Biennial
Teams Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia (2018)
IAU 100 km World Championships Individuals 1987 Flag of Croatia.svg Nikolina Šustić (2018) 2019 Annual
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Individuals 2001 Flag of Poland.svg Patrycja Bereznowska (2017) 2019 Biennial
Teams2003 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2017)
World Para Athletics Championships Individuals 1994 Winners in 76 events (2017) 2019 Biennial
Auto racing see the open section below [1]
Badminton BWF World Championships Singles 1977 Flag of Spain.svg Carolina Marin (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years
Doubles Flag of Japan.svg Mayu Matsumoto & Wakana Nagahara (2018)
Uber Cup Nations 1957 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (2018) 2020 BiennialBiennially since 1984 it has been held concurrently with the men's Thomas Cup.
Bandy Bandy World Championship Nations 2004 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (2018) 2020 BiennialAnnually from 2006 to 2008, then biennially
Bandy World Cup Women Clubs 2003 Rekord Irkutsk (2018) 2019 Annual
Baseball Women's Baseball World Cup Nations 2004 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (2018) 2020 Biennial
Basketball FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Nations 1953 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIBA 3x3 World Cup Nations 2012 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (2018) 2019 AnnualBiennial until 2016
Beach volleyball Swatch FIVB World Championships Nations 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Laura LudwigKira Walkenhorst (2017) 2019 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 7.5 km1984 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Gabriela Koukalová (2017)2019AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic Year.
Pursuit 10 km1997 Flag of Germany.svg Laura Dahlmeier (2017)
Mass start 12.5 km1999 Flag of Germany.svg Laura Dahlmeier (2017)
Individual 15 km1984 Flag of Germany.svg Laura Dahlmeier (2017)
Relay 4x6 km1984 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2017)
Bobsleigh FIBT World Championships Two woman 2000 Flag of the United States.svg Elana Meyers
Kehri Jones (2017)
2019 AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic years.
Bowls World Bowls Championship Singles 1969 Karen Murphy (2016) 2020 Quadrennial
Pairs Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Laura Daniels, Jess Sims (2016)
Triples Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic (2016)
Fours Flag of Australia (converted).svg Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic, Kelsey Cottrell (2016)
Team Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (2016)
World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1988 Flag of Scotland.svg Julie Forrest (2019) 2020 Annual
Boxing World Amateur Boxing Championships Individuals 2001 Winners in 13 weight classes; Most medals: China 2019 Biennial
Canoeing ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Individuals and teams 1938 Winners in 10 events (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Winter Olympic years
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships K-11949 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Fox (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years
K-1 team1949 Flag of France.svg France (2018)
C-12009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jessica Fox (2018)
C-1 team2011 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (2015)
ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations1994 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2018)2020Biennial
Cricket Women's Cricket World Cup (WODI format)Nations 1973 Flag of England.svg  England (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
ICC Women's T20 World Cup (WT20I format)Nations 2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2018) 2020 BiennialBiennially from 2010
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10 km1954 Charlotte Kalla (2015)2021Biennial
Skiathlon 15 km1993 Flag of Norway.svg Therese Johaug (2019)
30 km1980 Therese Johaug (2015)
Sprint2001 Flag of Norway.svg Maiken Caspersen Falla (2019)
Team Sprint2005 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden (2019)
Relay 4x5 km1954Norway (2015)
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Individuals 1974 2019 2021 Biennial
Curling World Curling Championships Nations 1979 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada (2018) 2019 Annual
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1958 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anna van der Breggen (2018) 2019 AnnualThe UCI Road World Championships were first contested in 1927, but women's championships were not added until 1958.
Time trial 1994 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Annemiek van Vleuten (2018)
Team time trial (trade) 2012 Canyon-SRAM (2018) [2]
Team time trial (nations) 1987 Russia (1994)DefunctAnnual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country1990 Flag of the United States.svg Kate Courtney (2018)2019Annual
Downhill1990 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rachel Atherton (2018)
Four-cross2002 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Caroline Buchanan (2017)Defunct
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX20172019Annual
Cross-country eliminator2012 Flag of France.svg Coline Clauzure (2018)
Trials2001 Flag of Germany.svg Nina Reichenbach (2018)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 2000 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Sanne Cant (2018) 2020 AnnualThe UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships were first contested in 1950, but a women's championship was not added until 2000.
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Individuals and nations 1958 Winners in 10 events (2018) 2019 AnnualThe UCI Track Cycling World Championships were first contested in 1893, but women's championships were not added until 1958.
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships Individuals and nations 2007 Winners in 15 events (2018); Most medals: Great Britain 2019
Darts BDO World Darts Championship Individuals 2001 Flag of Japan.svg Mikuru Suzuki (2019) 2020 AnnualThe BDO World Darts Championship was first contested in 1978, but a women's championship was not added until 2001.
WDF World Cup Nations 1983 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

(2017)

2019 BiennialThe WDF World Cup was first contested in 1977, but a women's championship was not added until 1983.
Equestrian see the open section below [3]
Fencing World Fencing Championships Foil1929 Flag of Italy.svg Alive Volpi (2018) 2019 AnnualChampionships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years
Foil team1932 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2018)
Épée1988 Flag of Italy.svg Mara Navarria (2018)
Épée team1988 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2018)
Sabre1999 Flag of Russia.svg Sofia Pozdniakova (2018)
Sabre team1999 Flag of France.svg France (2018)
Field hockey Hockey World Cup Nations 1974 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships Individuals 1906 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kaetlyn Osmond (2018) 2019 Annual
Fistball Fistball World Cup Nations1994 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2018)2020
Floorball Floorball World Championships Nations 1997 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden (2017) 2019 Biennial
Freestyle skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls1986 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yulia Galysheva (2019) 2021 Biennial
Dual Moguls2001 Flag of France.svg Perrine Laffont (2019)
Aerials1986 Flag of Belarus.svg Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya (2019)
Half-pipe2005 Flag of Estonia.svg Kelly Sildaru (2019)
Slopestyle2011 Flag of France.svg Tess Ledeux (2017)
Ski cross2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marielle Thompson (2019)
Big air2019 Flag of France.svg Tess Ledeux (2019)
Futsal AMF Futsal Women's World Cup Nations 2008 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Gliding Women's World Gliding Championships Individuals2001 Winners in 3 classes (2017)2019BiennialThe duration between World Gliding Championships varies slightly, dependent on the hemisphere of the next planned edition.
Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Individuals and nations 1903 Winners in 6 events (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in years with a Summer Olympics
Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Individuals and nations 1963 Winners in 9 events (2018) 2019 BiennialChanged from 2005
Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Individual & teams1964Winners in 7 events (2018)2019Biennial
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Pairs1974 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2018)2020Biennial
Groups1974 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2018)
Handball IHF World Women's Handball Championship Nations 1957 Flag of France.svg  France (2017) 2019 Biennial
Handball (Beach Handball) World Women's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 Flag of Greece.svg Greece (2018) 2020 Biennial
Ice hockey IIHF World Women's Championships Nations 1990 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2017) 2019 AnnuallyOriginally held every two years (no championship in 1996). Since 1997, annual except in Winter Olympic years for the top level of competition (champion listed here). Lower levels of the championships used the same schedule until 2014, when they adopted an annual schedule including championships in Olympic years.
Indoor hockey Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2018)2022Quadrennial
Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse World Cup Nations 1982 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Individual 1955 Flag of Germany.svg Natalie Geisenberger

(2019)

2020Annual
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Individual 1979 Flag of Italy.svg Greta Pinggera (2017)2019Biennial
Motorcycling see the open section below [8]
Motorcycling FIM Women's Motocross World Championship Individuals2008 Flag of Italy.svg Kiara Fontanesi (2018)2019Annual
FIM Women's Enduro World Championship Individuals2010 Flag of France.svg Laia Sanz (2018)2019Annual
Modern pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Individual1981 Flag of Belarus.svg Anastasiya Prokopenko (2018)2020Biennial
Team1981 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary (2018)
Relay2004 Flag of Belarus.svg (2018)
Netball World Netball Championships Nations 1963 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint2001 Flag of Denmark.svg Maja Alm (2018) 2019 AnnualOriginally biennially, annually since 2003
Short distance1991 Hanne Staff (2001)DefunctBiennial
Middle Distance2003 Flag of Russia.svg Natalia Gemperle (2018) 2019 AnnualOriginally biennally, annually since 2003
Long distance1966 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (2018) 2019 AnnualOriginally biennally, annually since 2003
Relay1966 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (2018) 2019 AnnualOriginally biennally, annually since 2003
Orienteering World Cup Individuals1986 Flag of Sweden.svg Tove Alexandersson (2018)2019AnnualUnofficial title cups held in 1983 and 1984 (first official cup in 1986); held biennially until 2004, now annually
Real tennis Real Tennis World Championship Individuals [D] 1740 Winners in 2 events (2017)2019Biennial
Ringette World Ringette Championships Nations 1990 Flag of Finland.svg Finland (2017)2019TriennialBiennially 1990–2004
Ringette World Club Championship Clubs 2008 LL-89 (2011)Triennial2014 event cancelled
Roller derby WFTDA Championships Teams2018 Flag of the United States.svg Rose City Rollers 2019Annual
Roller hockey Women's Roller Hockey World Cup Nations1992 Flag of Spain.svg (2017) 2019 Biennial
Rowing World Rowing Championships Nations 1974 Winners in 9 events (2018) 2019 AnnualChampionships are not held for Olympic/Paralympic events in Summer Olympic/Paralympic years
FISA Rowing World Cup Nations1997 Winners in 6 events (2018)2019Annual
Rugby league Women's Rugby League World Cup Nations2000 Australia (2017) 2021 QuadrennialQuadrennially after 2013
Rugby union Women's Rugby World Cup Nations 1991 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (2017) 2021 QuadrennialAfter the first event in 1991, a consistent four-year cycle was established in 1994 and ran through 2014. A new four-year cycle was established in 2017.
Rugby union sevens Rugby World Cup Sevens Nations 2009 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (2018) 2022 QuadrennialThe Rugby World Cup Sevens was first contested in 1993, but a women's tournament was not added until 2009 [5]
Sailing Over 30 Various TitlesIndividuals and TeamsAnnuallySee World Championships in Sailing
Shooting ISSF World Shooting Championships Individuals and nations 1958 Winners in 23 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
World Shotgun Championships Individuals and nations 1967 Winners in 4 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
ISSF World Cup Individuals 1988 Winners in 6 events (2018) 2019 Annual
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 2000 Flag of Germany.svg Jacqueline Lölling (2017) 2019 AnnualNot held in years with Winter Olympics.
Ski jumping FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Individuals normal hill 2009 Flag of Germany.svg Carina Vogt (2017) 2019 Biennial
Ski mountaineering World Championships of Ski Mountaineering Nations, individuals, teams, relays, long distances2002 Winners in 6 events (2017) 2019 BiennialRelays added (2004); Long Distance added (2008)
Snowboarding FIS Snowboard World Championships Individuals halfpipe 1996 Flag of the United States.svg Chloe Kim (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individuals slopestyle 2011 Flag of New Zealand.svg Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (2019)
Individuals snowboard cross 1997 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Eva Samková (2019)
Individuals parallel slalom 1996 Flag of Switzerland.svg Julie Zogg (2019)
Individuals parallel giant slalom 1999 Flag of Germany.svg Selina Jörg (2019)
Individuals big air 2015 Flag of Austria.svg Anna Gasser (2017)
Softball Women's Softball World Championship Nations1965Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2018) 2020 BiennialQuadrennially from 1970 to 2010, now biennially
World Cup of Softball Nations2005Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (2017) 2019 Annual
Speed skating World All-Round Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1933 Flag of Japan.svg Miho Takagi (2018) 2019 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1970 Flag of Japan.svg Nao Kodaira (2019) 2020 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m 1995 Flag of Austria.svg Vanessa Herzog (2019) 2020 AnnualIn Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Flag of the United States.svg Brittany Bowe (2019)
1500m Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ireen Wust (2019)
3000m Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martina Sáblíková (2019)
10000m Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martina Sáblíková (2019)
Mass start2015 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Irene Schouten (2019)
Team pursuit2005 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (2019)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (2018) 2019 AnnualNote: Although the International Skating Union did not conduct an official World Short Track Championship until 1981, it began organising international events in 1976. All annual ISU-sanctioned international championships from 1976 to 1980 are now retrospectively recognised as World Championships.
1000m Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (2018)
1500m Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (2018)
3000m Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (2018)
3000m relay Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2018)
Overall Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (2018)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 Korea (2011)Discontinued after 2011Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1979 Flag of Egypt.svg Raneem El Weleily (2017) 2018-19 Annual
World Doubles Squash Championships Doubles teams1997 Flag of New Zealand.svg Shelley Kitchen & Tamsyn Leevey (2006)TBAIntermittent
WSF World Team Squash Championships Nations 1979 Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt (2018) 2020 Biennial
Table tennis World Table Tennis Championships Singles 1926 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ding Ning (2017) 2019 Biennial
Doubles Flag of Japan.svg Maharu Yoshimura & Kasumi Ishikawa (2017)
World Team Table Tennis Championships Nations 1933 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China (2018) 2020 Biennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2017)2019Biennial
Nations Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2017)
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championships Nations1980Republic of China (2015)2017Biennial
Ten-pin bowling WTBA World Championships Nations1963Winners in 6 events (2017)2019Biennial
Tennis Fed Cup Nations 1963 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Czech Republic (2018) [9] 2019 AnnualNote: The Fed Cup is not formally a world championship, but is traditionally held as equivalent in status. It was called Federation Cup until 1995.
Triathlon ITU World Triathlon Series Individuals1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Vicky Holland (2018) 2019 Annual
Volleyball Women's World Championship Nations 1952 Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Women's World Cup Nations1973Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup Nations 1993 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League Nations 2018 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2018) 2019 AnnualIt replaced the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix (1993–2017)
FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Clubs 1991 Flag of Turkey.svg Vakıfbank S.K. (2018) 2019 Annual
Water polo FINA Water Polo World Cup Nations 1979 Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (2018)2022QuadrennialOriginally biennially, quadrennially after 2002
FINA Water Polo World Championship Nations 1986 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2017)2019BiennialBiennially since 2001
Wrestling (amateur) World Wrestling Championships Individuals 1987 Winners in 8 events (2018) 2019 Annual
Wrestling World Cup Nations2001 Flag of Japan.svg (2018)2019Annual

Open

SportCompetition nameCompeting entitiesFirst
held
Current holderNextFrequencyDetails and notes
3-Cushion
(Billiards)
Three-Cushion World Cup Individuals1986 Flag of Turkey.svg Tayfun Taşdemir (2019)2020Insertual
World three-cushion billiards championship Individuals 1928 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dick Jaspers (2018)2019Annual
Air racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship Individuals 2003 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Šonka (2018) 2019 AnnualNot held in 2011–2013
Auto racing Formula One World Championship Individuals 1950 Lewis Hamilton (2018) 2019 Annual
Constructors 1958 Mercedes (2018)
FIA World Endurance Championship Individuals 2012 Timo Bernhard
Earl Bamber &
Brendon Hartley (2017)
2018 Annual
Manufacturers Porsche (2017)
FIA GT1 World Championship Individuals 2010 Marc Basseng and
Markus Winkelhock (2012)
DefunctAnnualAnnually until 2012
Teams Münnich Motorsport (2012)
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup Individuals1993 Flag of Poland.svg Jakub Przygoński (2018) 2019 Annual
Teams Mini All4 Racing X-Raid (2017)
World Rally Championship Individuals 1977 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Ogier (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers 1973 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT (2018)
World Touring Car Championship Individuals 1987 Thed Björk (2017)DefunctAnnualchanged name to the World Touring Car Cup.
Manufacturers Volvo (2017)
World Touring Car Cup Individuals 2018 Flag of Italy.svg Gabriele Tarquini (2018) 2019 Annual"World Touring Car Cup" was used between 1993 and 1995 when it was a single event.
Teams Flag of France.svg M Racing-YMR (2018)
World Manufacturers' Championship Manufacturers 1925 Delage (1927)DefunctAnnualAnnually until 1927
World Sportscar Championship Manufacturers;
from 1985 teams
1953 Peugeot Talbot Sport (1992)DefunctAnnualAnnually until 1992
Individuals 1981 Yannick Dalmas
Derek Warwick (1992)
Annual
Karting World Championship Individuals1964 Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo Travisanutto (2018)2019Annual
Bowls World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1979 Flag of England.svg Mark Dawes (2019) 2020 Annualoriginally just men's singles but now open
Pairs 1986 Flag of England.svg Mark Dawes, Jamie Chestney (2019)originally just men's pairs but now open
Bull riding PBR Global Cup Nations2017Flag of Brazil.svg BRA (2019)2020Annual
PBR World Cup Nations2007 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil (2010)DefunctAnnualDiscontinued after 2010
Equestrian Dressage World Cup Individuals 1986 Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth (2018) 2019 Annual
World Four-in-Hand Championships Teams and Individuals1972 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Boyd Exell (individual)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (team); (2018)
2020Biennial
FEI World Equestrian Games Individuals 1990 Winners in 26 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Mounted Games World Individual ChampionshipsIndividuals1986 Flag of Germany.svg Widukind Moormann (2018)2019Annual
Mounted Games World Pairs ChampionshipsPairs1992 Flag of England.svg Joe Garnett
Flag of France.svg Colin Verdelhan (2018)
2019Annual
Mounted Games World Team ChampionshipsTeam1986 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland (2018)2019Annual
Show Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 Flag of the United States.svg Beezie Madden (2018) 2019 Annual
Gliding FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Individuals1985 Flag of Hungary.svg Ferenc Tóth (2018)2019Annual
Nations Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2018)
World Gliding Championships Individuals1937 Winners in 6 classes (2018)2020BiennialThe duration between World Gliding Championships varies slightly, dependent on the hemisphere of the next planned edition.
Paragliding Paragliding World Cup Individual1992Winners in 5 competitions (2016)2017-18Annual
Motorcycling FIM MotoGP World Championship Moto3 Individual2012 Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Martin (2018)2019AnnualUntil 2012 as 125cc
Moto2 Individual2010 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Bagnaia (2018)Until 2010 as 250cc
MotoGP Individual2002 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Márquez (2018)Until 2002 as 500cc
Moto3 Constructor2012 Honda (2018)2019Annual
Moto2 Constructor2010 Kalex (2018)
MotoGP Constructor2002 Honda (2018)
Supercross World Championship Individuals2003 Flag of the United States.svg Jason Anderson (2018)2019Annual
Motocross World Championship MX2 Individual2003 Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Prado Garcia (2018)2019Annual
MXGP Individual2003 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jeffrey Herlings (2018)
MX2 Constructor2003 KTM (2018)2019Annual
MXGP Constructor2003 KTM (2018)
FIM World Enduro Championship E32004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Holcombe (2018)2019Annual
E22004 Flag of Finland.svg Eero Remes (2018)
E12004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brad Freeman (2018)
FIM sidecarcross World Championship Pairs 1980 Jan Hendrickx
Ben van den Bogaart (2016)
2017 Annual
Speedway World Team Cup (1960–2000)
Speedway World Cup (since 2001)
National Team 1960 Poland (2017) 2018 Annual
Speedway World Pairs Championship National pair 1970 Sweden (1993)DefunctAnnualAnnually until 1993
Individual Speedway World Championship (1936–1994)
Speedway Grand Prix (since 1995)
Individuals 1936 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tai Woffinden (2018) 2019 Annual
Individual Ice Racing World Championship Individuals [10] 1966 Dmitry Koltakov (2017) 2018 Annual
Team Ice Racing World Championship Nations 1979 Russia (2017) 2018 Annual
Sidecar World Championship Pairs1949 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Birchall (driver) &
Tom Birchall (passenger) (2018)
2019Annual
Endurance FIM World Championship Team1975 Flag of Japan.svg F.C.C TSR Honda France (2018)2019Annual
Superbike World Championship Individuals 1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonathan Rea (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Kawasaki (2018)
Supersport World Championship Individuals1999 Flag of Germany.svg Sandro Cortese (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Yamaha (2018)
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship Individuals2000 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Reiterberger (2018)DefunctAnnual
Manufacturers BMW S1000RR (2018)
Pétanque Pétanque World Championships Nations1959 Flag of France.svg France (2018)2020Biennial
Pitch and putt Pitch and Putt World Cup Nations 2004 Ireland (2016) 2020 Quadrennial
Practical shooting IPSC Handgun World Shoots Individuals 1975 Flag of the United States.svg Ben Stoeger (2017) 2020 TriennialWinner(s) of largest division(s)
Teams United States Production Team (2014) Simon Racaza, Ben Stoeger, Matthew MinkDefunct
IPSC Rifle World Shoots Individuals 2017 Teemu Rintala 2019
Teams Finland Open Team (2017) Teemu Rintala, Raine Peltokoski, Jarkko Laukia, Kim Leppänen
IPSC Shotgun World Shoots Individuals 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Josh Froelich (2018) 2021
Teams Russia Standard Team (2018) Roman Anikin, Roman Khalitov, Sergey Orlov
Oleg Kudryavtsev
IPSC Action Air World Shoots Individuals 2018 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chun Ki Wu (2018) 2021
Teams Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (2018)
Motorboat racing Class 1 World Powerboat Championship Individual Boats1992Team Abu Dhabi (2016)2017Annual
F1 Powerboat World Championship Individual1981 Flag of the United States.svg Shaun Torrente (2018) 2019 Annual
UIM Powerboat GPS World Championship Individual boats2003Winners in 3 classesDefunctAnnualAnnually until 2011, known as Powerboat P1 World Championship up to 2009
Aeromodelling FAI F1D World Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft Individual1960Yuan Kang Lee (2016)2018Biennial
FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft Individual1960Winners in 4 classes2018Biennial
FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Individuals and nations1960Christophe Paysant Le-Roux2017Biennial
United States
FAI F3C World Championships for Model Helicopters Individuals and nations1985Hiroki Ito2017Biennial
Japan
FAI F3N World Championships for Model Helicopters Individuals and nations2013Eric Weber2017Biennial
Israel
FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft Individuals and nations2011Gernot Bruckmann2017Biennial
Austria
FAI F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft Individuals and nations1985Randy Bridge2017Biennial
Czech Republic
FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders Individuals and nations2011Alex Hewson2017Biennial
New Zealand
FAI F3F World Championship for Model Gliders Individuals and nations2012František Ruisl2016Biennial
France
FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders Individuals and nations1998Jan Littva2016Biennial
New Zealand
FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft Individual1970Winners in 2 classes2018Biennial
FAI F5 World Championships for Electric Model Aircraft Individuals and nations1986Winners in 2 classes2018Biennial
FAI S World Championships for Space Models Individual1972Robert Kreutz2018Biennial
Radio-controlled car racing IFMAR 1:8 IC Track World ChampionshipIndividual1977Simon Kurzbuch (2015)2017Biennial
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 2WDIndividual1985Spencer Rivkin (2015)2017Double header single host event
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 4WDIndividualBruno Coehlo (2015)
IFMAR 1:5 Touring Car World ChampionshipIndividual2001Russell Grenenger (2015)2017?
IFMAR 1:8 IC Off-Road World ChampionshipIndividual1986David Ronnefalk (2016)2018
IFMAR 1:12 Electric Track World ChampionshipIndividual1982 Naoto Matsukura (2016)2018Double header single host event since 2002, triple in 2000 with PRO 10
IFMAR ISTC World ChampionshipIndividual2000 Ronald Völker  [ de ] (2016)
IFMAR 1:10 200mm Nitro Touring Car World ChampionshipIndividual2002Dominic Greiner (2016)2018
Radio-controlled boat sailing IRSA10 Rater World Championships Individual1999 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brad Gibson (2016)UndefinedVariousAuthorised by World Sailing and the International Radio Sailing Association
IRSA – A Class World Championships Individual Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Bantock (2005)UndefinedVarious
IRSA – Marblehead World Championships Individual Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brad Gibson (2018)BiennialVarious
IRSA – One Metre World Championship Individual1994 Flag of Croatia.svg Zvonko Jelacic (2017)2019Biennial
Sailing Over 80 Various TitlesIndividuals and TeamsAnnuallySee World Championships in Sailing
Speedcubing WCA World Championship Individuals 1982 Flag of the United States.svg Max Park (2017)2019BiannualNote: The World Championships were first held in 1982, but they only became biannual at the second World Championship, in 2003.
Rubik's Nations Cup Nations2017 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1 (2017)2019BiannualNote: Countries can form multiple teams
Tug of war TWIF Indoor World Championships Nations1976Winners in various weight classes (2016)2018Biennial
TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations1976Winners in various weight classes (2016)2018Biennial

Mixed-sex teams

SportCompetition nameCompeting entitiesFirst
held
Current holderNextFrequencyDetails and notes
Archery World Archery Championships Team recurve
male – female pair
1931 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2017) 2019 Biennial
Team compound
male – female pair
1995 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (2017) 2019 Biennial
Badminton BWF World Championships Mixed Doubles 1977 Flag of Indonesia.svg Tontowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir (2017) 2018 AnnualNot held in Summer Olympic years.
Sudirman Cup Nations 1989 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (2017) 2019 Biennial
Basketball FIBA 3x3 World Championships National teams of
two men and two women
2012 Flag of France.svg France (2012)DefunctThree players are on the court at any one time
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Mixed relay 2x6,2x7.5 km 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2017) 2019 AnnualNot held in the Winter Olympic Years
Bowls World Indoor Bowls Championships Mixed Pairs 2004 Jamie Chestney, Lesley Doig (2018) 2019 Annual
Cycling UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country Team relay1999 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (2017) 2018 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Team trials1999 Flag of France.svg France (2017) 2018 Annual
Curling World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship National mixed teams
male – female pair
2008 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (2017) 2018 Annual
World Mixed Curling Championship National mixed teams (4 players) 2015 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland (2017) 2018 Annual
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships National pairs
male – female pair
from the same nation
1908 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sui Wenjing & Han Cong (2017) 2018 Annual
Ice Dance
male – female pair from the same nation
1952 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (2017)
Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Teams2016 Flag of Russia.svg Russia (2016) 2018 Biennial
Mixed pairs1974
Korfball IKF World Korfball Championship 4 females and 4 males 1978 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (2015) 2019 Quadrennial
Modern Pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Mixed Relay2001 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2017) 2018 Biennial
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Nations 1989 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2017) 2018 Annual
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Nations 2001 Flag of Italy.svg Italy (2013)2019BiennialNot held in 2015 and 2017
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint relay2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden (2017) 2018 Annual
Quidditch IQA World Cup Nations2012 Flag of the United States.svg United States (2018) 2020 BiennialQuidditch has rules based on gender, not sex, calling itself a mixed-gender sport
Rowing World Rowing Championships PR2 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (2017) 2018 Annual
PR3 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil (2017) 2018 Annual
Para Mixed Coxed Four
2 Male & 2 Female
plus an open cox
2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (2017) 2018 Annual
World Rowing Cup Nations1997 Flag of Germany.svg Germany (2018)2019Annual1990–1995 the World Rowing Cup was a competition for single scullers, one man and one woman was declared the overall winner each year. Currently the World Cup consists of 3 stages, each of them includes events for men and women; the nation with most points as a summary is declared the overall winner.
Sailing IFDS SKUD 18 World ChampionshipFemale or Mixed Pair2007 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alexandra Rickham & Niki Birrell (2011)?Annual?
Mixed Nacra 17 World ChampionshipMixed Pair2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ben Saxton & Katie Dabson (2017)2018Annual
Synchronized skating World Synchronized Skating Championships Teams2000 Flag of Russia.svg Paradise (2017) 2018 Annual
Tennis Hopman Cup National teams
male – female pair
1989 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (2018) 2019 AnnualCompetitions are played in traditional order: women's singles, men's singles, and mixed doubles
Triathlon ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships National teams of two men and two women2003 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia (2017) 2018 Annual

See also

A world championship is generally an international competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport, game, or ability.

World cup competition global sporting competition

A world cup is a global sporting competition in which the participant entities – usually international teams or individuals representing their countries - compete for the title of world champion. A world cup is generally considered the premier competition in its sport, with the victor attaining the highest honour in that sport and able to lay claim to the title of their sport's best. However, in some sports the Olympic title carries at least as much prestige.

Notes

Relay race team sport in athletics, swimming, etc

A relay race is a racing competition where members of a team take turns completing parts of racecourse or performing a certain action. Relay races take the form of professional races and amateur games. Relay races are common in running, orienteering, swimming, cross-country skiing, biathlon, or ice skating. In the Olympic Games, there are several types of relay races that are part of track and field.

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Sport in Italy has a long tradition. In several sports, both individual and team, Italy has good representation and many successes. Football is the most popular sport in Italy. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and is currently the second most successful football team in World Cup history, after Brazil, having won four FIFA World Cup championships.

Sport in Serbia overview of sports activities in Serbia

Sport in Serbia plays an important role, and the country has a strong sporting history. The most popular sports in Serbia are football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, water polo and handball.

Sport in Europe

Sport in Europe tends to be highly organized with many sports having professional leagues. The origins of many of the world's most popular sports today lie in the codification of many traditional games, especially in Great Britain. However, a paradoxical feature of European sport is the remarkable extent to which local, regional and national variations continue to exist, and even in some instances to predominate.

FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup international volleyball event

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior men's and women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The tournament was created in 1993 after radical changes made on the biggest tournaments organised by the FIVB. The main goal was not to have a single year without two high-profile world-level volleyball competitions, alongside the pre-existing men's and women's world championship, men's and women's world cup and the volleyball tournament at the Olympic Games which are all quadrennial and the World League, and Grand Prix which are annual.

This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in France. For a list of rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.

Dahlia TV was an Italian pay-per-view television network available on digital terrestrial television, offering 12 widescreen channels. Telecom Italia Media owns a 9% stake in the company.

Sport in Algeria dates back to antiquity. In the Aurès Mountains, people played games such as El Kherdba or El khergueba. Playing cards, checkers and chess games are part of Algerian culture. Horse racing (fantasia) and rifle shooting are among the recreational traditions of Algeria.

The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The initial gap between championships was variable, but since 1962 they have been awarded every four years. The current champion is Poland, which won its third title at the 2018 tournament defending the championship title.

beIN Sports France is a French network of sports channels owned by Qatari Sports Investments and operated by Mediapro. It is the French version of the global sports network beIN Sports.

The FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship is an international men's club volleyball competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The competition was first contested in 1989 in Italy. It was not held between 1993 and 2008, but since 2009, the competition has been held every year, and has been hosted by Qatar and Brazil.

FIVB Volleyball Mens Nations League competition for volleyball national teams

The FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The first tournament took place between May and July 2018, with the final taking place in Lille, France. Russia won the inaugural edition, defeating France in the final. In July 2018, FIVB announced that USA would host the next three editions of the Men’s Volleyball Nations League Finals, from 2019–2021.

The FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup is an upcoming international volleyball competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The first tournamentis being played between 20 and 24 June, 2018 in Lima, Peru.

Mixed-sex sports

Mixed-sex sports, also known as mixed-gender or coed sports, are sports where the participants are not of a single sex. This can take the form of individual or team sports involving people of different sexes. In organised sports settings, rules usually dictate the number of people required of each sex in a team. Such rules account for the sex differences in human physiology, with males being larger and stronger than females on average. In informal settings, mixed-sex sports typically involves groups of friends and/or family engaging in sport without regard to the sex of the participants.

References

  1. 1 2 Note: Auto racing events make no distinction between male and female competitors.
  2. 1 2 3 From 1962 to 1994, the men's World Championship team time trial was contested by national teams. Since the revival of this race in 2012, it has been contested by trade teams, usually featuring riders of several nationalities.
  3. 1 2 Equestrian events make no distinction between male and female competitors.
  4. Motorcycle racing events make no distinction between male and female competitors.
  5. 1 2 "Future of Rugby World Cup Sevens confirmed" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 12 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  6. Sport, Frank Keogh BBC. "Reanne Evans: Ladies' champion to face men in world qualifiers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. "FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League 2018 Finals - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". www.volleyball.world. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  8. With the exception of off-road racing, motorcycle racing events make no distinction between male and female competitors.
  9. https://www.fedcup.com/en/statistics/champions.aspx
  10. Champions in Individual Ice Racing (motorcycle)