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List of world sports championships

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

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

Male

Sport Competition name Competing
entities
First
held
Current holder Next Frequency Details & notes
Aikido Aikido World Championships Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Alpine skiing FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill 1931 Norway Kjetil Jansrud (2019) 2022 Biennial
Super G 1987 Italy Dominik Paris (2019)
Giant slalom 1931 Norway Henrik Kristoffersen

(2019)

Slalom 1931 Austria Marcel Hirscher

(2019)

Alpine combined 1932 France Alexis Pinturault

(2019)

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Norway Aleksander Aamodt Kilde

(2019–20)

2020–21 Annual
Nations Switzerland Switzerland (2019–20)
World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1972 Winners in 30 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
American football IFAF World Championship Nations 1999  United States (2015) 2023 Quadrennial Not held in 2019
Amputee football Amputee Football World Cup Nations 1984 Angola Angola (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Aquatics FINA World Aquatics Championships Individuals[R] 1973 Most medals: China (2019) 2022 Biennial
World Diving Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 5 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
FINA Diving World Cup Individuals 1979 Most medals: China (2018) 2021 Biennial
FINA Swimming World Cup Individuals 1988-89 Russia Vladimir Morozov (2019) 2021 Annual
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Individuals[R] 1993 Most medals: United States (2018) 2021 Biennial
FINA Water Polo World Cup Nations 1979  Hungary (2018) 2022 Quadrennial Biennially until 2002
FINA Water Polo World Championship Nations 1973  Italy (2019) 2022 Biennial Biennially since 2001
World Para Swimming Championships Individuals 1990 Most medals: Italy (2019) 2021 Biennial
Archery World Archery Championships Individual recurve 1931 United States Brady Ellison (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 United States James Lutz (2019) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve 1931 China China (2019) 2021 Biennial
Team compound 1995 South Korea South Korea (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Indoor Archery Championships Individual recurve 1991 Netherlands Sjef van den Berg (2018) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve Netherlands Netherlands (2018)
Individual compound Netherlands Mike Schloesser (2018)
Team compound United States United States (2018)
Archery World Cup Individual recurve 2006 United States Brady Ellison (2019) 2021 Annual
Individual compound Netherlands Mike Schloesser (2019)
World Field Archery Championships Individual 1969 (2018) 2022 Biennial
World 3D Archery Championships Individual 2003 (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Para Archery Championship Individual 1998 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Artistic roller skating Artistic Skating World Championships Individuals 1980 (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in 2020
Association football FIFA World Cup Nations 1930  France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIFA Club World Cup Clubs 2000 England Liverpool (2019) 2020 Annual Annual since 2005
ConIFA World Football Cup Nations 2014  Kárpátalja (2018) 2022 Biennial Replaced the Viva World Cup
Athletics World Athletics Championships Individuals[R] 1983 Most medals: United States (2019) 2022 Biennial 1983–1991 held quadrennially, biennially starting 1993
IAAF Continental Cup Continents 2010 United States United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
World Athletics Indoor Championships Individuals[R] 1985 Most medals: United States (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Athletics Cross Country Championships Individuals 1973 Uganda Joshua Cheptegei

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Teams Uganda Uganda (2019)
Skyrunning World Championships Individuals 2010 (2018) 2021 Biennial
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Individuals 1992 Kenya Geoffrey Kipsang (2018) 2022 Biennial Annually until 2010
Team 1992 Ethiopia Ethiopia (2018)
IAAF World Race Walking Cup Individual 20km 1961 Japan Kōki Ikeda

(2018)

2022 Biennial
Team 20km Japan Japan (2018)
Individual 50km Japan Hirooki Arai (2018)
Team 50km Japan Japan (2018)
IAU 50 km World Championships Individuals 2005 (2019) 2021 Annual 2017.2018 Not held
IAU 100 km World Championships Individuals 1987 (2019) 2021 Annual
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Individuals 2001 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Teams 2003 (2019)
IAAF World Marathon Cup Individuals 1985 2011 Defunct Biennial
World Athletics Relays Nations 2014 2019 2021 Biennial
World Para Athletics Championships Individuals 1994 Winners in multiple events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Australian rules football Australian Football International Cup Nations 2002  Papua New Guinea (2017) 2021 Triennial
Badminton BWF World Championships Singles 1977 Japan Kento Momota (2019) 2021 Annual Annually since 2006; Not held in Summer Olympic years.
Doubles Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan (2019)
Thomas Cup Nations 1949  China (2018) 2021 Biennial Since 1984, it has been held concurrently with the women's Uber Cup.
BWF Para-Badminton World Championships Individuals and Doubles 1998 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ball Hockey Ball Hockey World Championship Nations 1996 Slovakia Slovakia (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bandy Bandy World Championship Nations 1957  Russia (2019) 2021 Annual The 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 Sweden Bollnäs GIF (2019) 2020 Annual
Baseball World Baseball Classic Nations 2006  United States (2017) 2023 Quadrennial Started 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.
Baseball World Cup Nations 1938  Netherlands (2011) Defunct Biennial until 2011
WBSC Premier12 Nations 2015  Japan (2019) 2023 Qundrennial
Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup Nations 1950  Spain (2019) 2023 Quadrennial Following 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  United States (2019) 2021 Annual Biennial until 2016
FIBA Intercontinental Cup Clubs 1966 Spain Iberostar Tenerife (2020) 2021 Annual
Wheelchair Basketball World Championship Nations 1973 United Kingdom Great Britain (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Basque Pelota Basque Pelota World Championships Nations 1952 France France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Beach soccer FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nations 1995  Portugal (2019) 2021 Biennial
Beach volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Nations 1997 Russia StoyanovskiyKrasilnikov (2019) 2022 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 10 km 1974 Russia Alexandr Loginov  (2020) 2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic Years
Pursuit 12.5 km 1997 France Émilien Jacquelin

(2020)

Mass start 15 km 1999 Norway Johannes Thingnes Bø

(2020)

Individual 20 km 1958 France Martin Fourcade  (2020)
Relay 4x7.5 km 1966 France France (2020)
Summer Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1996 (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancel
Biathlon World Cup Individuals 1977 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Para Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 (2019) 2021 Annual
Billiards WPA World Eight-ball Championship Individuals 2004 Chinese Taipei Chang Jung-lin (2012) Defunct
WPA World Blackball Championship Individuals 2006 Scotland Scott Gillespie (2018) 2020
IPA World Blackball Championship Individuals 2014 England Jon McAllister (2020) 2021
WEPF Eight-ball Pool World Championship Individuals 1993 England Mick Hill (2019) 2020
WPA World Nine-ball Championship Individuals 1990 Russia Feder Gorst (2019) 2021 Annual
WPA World Ten-ball Championship Individuals 2008 Chinese Taipei Ko Ping-chung (2019) 2021 Annual
World Billiards Championship (English billiards) Individuals 1870 Singapore Peter Gilchrist (2019) 2020 Annual
IBSF World Billiards Championship (English billiards) Individuals 1926 Time: India Pankaj Advani
Points: Singapore Peter Gilchrist (2019)
2021 Annual
World Straight Pool Championship Individuals 2006 United States Shane Van Boening (2019) 2021 Annual
WPA World Artistic Pool Championship Individuals 2000 (2019) ?? Annual
World Cup of Pool Individuals 2006 Austria Mario He&Albin Ouschan (2019) 2020 Annual
Blind Football IBSA Blind Football World Championships - B1 Nations 1998 Brazil Brazil (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
IBSA Blind Football World Championships - B2/B3 Nations 1998 Ukraine Ukraine (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bobsleigh FIBT World Championships Four man 1930 Germany Francesco Friedrich
Candy Bauer
Martin Grothkopp
Thorsten Margis (2020)
2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic years.
Two man 1931 Germany Francesco Friedrich
Thorsten Margis (2020)
IBSF Para Sport World Championship Nations 2016 (2019) 2021 Annual
Bodybuilding IFBB World Men´s Bodybuilding Championships Individuals (2019) 2020 Annual
World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships Individuals 1979 (2009) Defunct
Bowls World Bowls Championship Singles 1966 New Zealand Shannon McIlroy (2016) 2021 Quadrennial
Pairs Australia Aaron Wilson, Brett Wilkie (2016)
Triples England Andrew Knapper, Jamie Walker, Robert Paxton (2016)
Fours New Zealand Blake Signal, Mike Kernaghan, Mike Nagy, Ali Forsyth (2016)
Team New Zealand New Zealand (2016)
World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1979 England Robert Paxton (2020) 2021 Annual
Pairs England Greg Harlow, Nick Brett (2019)
Boxing World Amateur Boxing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 10 weight classes (2019) 2021 Biennial
Boxing World Cup Individuals 1979 (2008) 2021 2021 resume take place
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Individuals 1996 (2019) 2020 Annual
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Individuals 2009 (2019) 2020 Annual
Canoeing ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Individuals and teams 1938 Winners in 17 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years.
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships C-1 1949 Germany Franz Anton (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years.
C-1 team 1949 Slovakia Slovakia (2019)
C-2 1949 2019 not take place
C-2 team 1949 2019 not take place
K-1 1949 Czech Republic Jiří Prskavec (2019)
K-1 team 1949 Spain Spain (2019)
Extreme K1 2017 Brazil Pedro Gonçalves

(2019)

Canoe Slalom World Cup Individuals 1988 (2019) 2021 Annual
Wildwater Canoeing World Cup Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Annual
ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations 1994  Germany (2018) 2021 Biennial
ICF Canoe Marathon World Championship teams 1988 (2019) 2021 Annual
Carom Sports
(Billiards)
World three-cushion billiards championship Individuals 1928 Sweden Torbjörn Blomdahl (2019) 2021 Annual
Teams 1981 Turkey Murat Naci Çoklu/Lütfi Çenet (2019)
Three-Cushion World Cup Individuals 1986 Netherlands Dick Jaspers (2019) 2021 Annual total 7 competitions
World Five-pins Championship Individuals 1965 Argentina Alejandro Martinotti (2017) TBA
World Championship 5 Pins National Teams Teams 2019 Italy Italy (2019) TBA
Artistic Billiards World Championship Individuals 1937 Turkey Turkey (2012) Defunct
Carrom Carrom World Championship Men's Singles 2016  India Prashant More (2016) Defunct
Men's Doubles 2016 India Sandeep Deorukhkar/Riyaz Akbar (2016)
Men's Team 2016 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (2016)
Carrom World Cup Nations 2002  Sri Lanka (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Climbing IFSC Climbing World Championships Lead 1991 Czech Republic Adam Ondra (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bouldering 2001 Japan Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
Speed 1991 Italy Ludovico Fossali (2019)
Combined 2012 Japan Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead 1989 Czech Republic Adam Ondra (2019) 2021 Annual
Bouldering 1999 Japan Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
Speed 1998 France Bassa Mawem (2019)
Combined 1998 Japan Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships Individuals 2011 Lead:Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
CP football World CP Football Championships Nations 1982  Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Cricket ICC Cricket World Cup (ODI format) Nations 1975  England (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
ICC T20 World Cup (T20I format) Nations 2007  West Indies (2016) 2021 Quadrennial Changed from odd-numbered years (2007–2009) to even-numbered years (2010–2016). Biennial until 2016. Quadrennial since 2016.
Indoor Cricket World Cup Nations 1995  South Africa (2019) 2021 Biennial
Champions League Twenty20 Domestic Teams 2008 Chennai Super Kings

(2014)

Discontinued after 2014 Annual The first Champions League Twenty20 was due to be held in 2008 but could not due to the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Officially discontinued from 2014 due to lack of fan interest.
Blind Cricket World Cup Nations 1998  India (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Blind T20 World Cup Nations 2012 India India (2017) 2022 once in five years
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15 km & 18 km 1925 Norway Martin Johnsrud Sundby (2019) 2021 Biennial
50 km 1925 Norway Hans Christer Holund (2019)
Skiathlon 15+15 km 1993 Norway Sjur Røthe (2019)
Sprint 2001 Norway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (2019)
Relay 4x10 km 1933 Norway Norway (2019)
Team sprint 2005 Norway Norway (2019)
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 19 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Cross-Country World Cup Individuals 1973-74 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Curling World Curling Championships Nations 1959  Sweden (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancellation
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1927 France Julian Alaphilippe

(2020)

2021 Annual
Time trial 1994 Italy Filippo Ganna (2020)
Team time trial (trade teams) 2012 2019 not take place
Team time trial (nations) 1962 Italy Italy (1994)[1] Defunct Annual
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 1950 Netherlands Mathieu van der Poel (2020) 2021 Annual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country 1990 France Jordan Sarrou (2020) 2021 Annual
Downhill 1990 United Kingdom Reece Wilson (2020)
Four cross 2002 Slovenia Mitja Ergraver (2016) Defunct
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Individuals 1990 Switzerland Nino Schurter (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX 2019 2021 Annual
Cross-country eliminator 2012 France Titouan Perrin-Ganier (2018)
Trials 20-inch 1992 France Thomas Pechhacker (2019)
Trials 26-inch 1995 Spain Sergi Llongueras (2019)
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Individuals and nations 1893 Winners in 10 events (2020); Most medals: Netherlands 2021 Annual
UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Individuals 2003 (2019) 2020 Annual
UCI Trials World Championships Individuals 1986 (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI BMX World Championships Individuals 1982 Netherlands Twan Van Gendt (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships Individuals 1956 Germany Lukas Kohl (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships Individuals and nations 2007 Winners in 18 events (2020) 2021 Annual
UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships Individuals and nations 2009 (2019) 2021 Annual
Darts BDO World Darts Championship Individuals 1978 Wales Wayne Warren (2020) 2021 Annual
PDC World Darts Championship Individuals 1994 Scotland Peter Wright

(2020)

2021 Annual
PDC World Cup of Darts Doubles 2010 Scotland Scotland (Gary Anderson & Peter Wright) (2019) 2021 Annual
WDF World Cup Nations 1977 Netherlands Netherland (2019) 2021 Biennal
Dodgeball World Dodgeball Championships Nations 2012 United States United States (2019) 2021 Annual
Dragon Boat World Dragon Boat Championships Nations 2006 (2019) 2021 Annual
World Nations Championships Nations 1995 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Club Crew World Championships Nations 1996 (2018) 2022 Biennial
Fencing World Fencing Championships Foil 1926 France Enzo Lefort (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years.
Foil team 1930 United States United States (2019)
Épée 1921 Hungary Gergely Siklósi (2019)
Épée team 1930 France France (2019)
Sabre 1922 South Korea Oh Sang-uk (2019)
Sabre team 1930 South Korea South Korea (2019)
Fencing World Cup Individuals and Nations 1972 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
World Wheelchair fencing championships Individuals 2010 (2019) 2021 Biennal
Field hockey FIH Hockey World Cup Nations 1971  Belgium (2018) 2023 Quadrennial
Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003  Austria (2018) 2021 Quadrennial
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships Individuals 1896 United States Nathan Chen (2019) 2021 Annual
Finswimming Finswimming World Championships Individuals 1976 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Finswimming World Cup Individuals 2014 (2019) 2021 Annual
Fistball Fistball World Cup Nations 1968 Germany Germany (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Flag football IFAF Flag Football World Championship Nations 2002 United States United States (2018) 2021 Biennial 2020 Not Take Place
Floorball World Floorball Championships Nations 1996 Finland Finland (2018) 2021 Biennial
Freestyle Skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls 1986 Canada Mikaël Kingsbury

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Dual Moguls 2001 Canada Mikaël Kingsbury (2019)
Aerials 1986 Russia Maxim Burov (2019)
Half-pipe 2005 United States Aaron Blunck (2019)
Slopestyle 2011 United Kingdom James Woods (2019)
Ski cross 2005 France François Place (2019)
Big air 2019 Switzerland Fabian Bösch (2019)
Futsal FIFA Futsal World Cup Nations 1989  Argentina (2016) 2021 Quadrennial
AMF Futsal World Cup Nations 1982  Argentina (2019) 2023 Quadrennial Originally a triennial event, held quadrennially after 2003.
Goalball Goalball World Championships Nations 1978 Brazil Brazil (2018) 2022 Qradrennial
Golf Mission Hills World Cup Nations 1953 Belgium Belgium (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Golf Championships Individuals 1999 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (2019) 2020 Annual
Grappling World Grappling Championship Individuals 2007 (2013) Defunct Biennial
Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Individuals & Teams 1903 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Olympic Years
Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Individual & Teams 1964 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Pair 1974 Russia Russia (2018) 2021 Biennial
Group 1974 Israel Israel (2018)
Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships Individuals 1995 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Individuals 1975 14 winners (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 postponed held in 2021
Trampoline World Cup Individuals 2008 (2020) 2021 Annual
Handball (Olympic handball) IHF World Men's Handball Championship Nations 1938  Denmark (2019) 2021 Biennial
IHF Super Globe Clubs 1997 Spain FC Barcelona (2019) 2021 Annual
IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship Handball 2020 (2020) 2021 Annual until 2022
Handball (Beach handball) World Men's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 Brazil Brazil (2018) 2020 Biennial
Ice hockey IIHF World Championship Nations 1920  Finland (2019) 2021 Annual Cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
World Para Ice Hockey Championships Nations 1996 PoolA:United States United States (2019)
PoolB:Russia Russia (2019)
PoolC:China China (2018)
2020 - PoolC Annual
Inline hockey IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Nations 1996  United States (2017) Defunct Annual The IIHF cancelled the championship in 2019 and can no longer govern inline hockey.[2]
FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Nations 1995  United States (2019) 2021 Annual
Indoor Soccer WMF World Cup Nations 2015 Mexico Mexico (2019) 2021 Biennial
Judo World Judo Championships Individuals 1956 Japan Japan (2019) 2021 Annual
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1970 Japan Japan (2018) 2021 Triennial
Rogaining World Rogaining Championships Nations 1992 Estonia Timmo Tammemäe&Riho Seepõld (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roll Ball Roll Ball World Cup Nations 2011 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roller derby Men's Roller Derby World Cup Teams 2014 United States United States (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kabaddi IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Standard style) Nations 2004 India India (2016) 2020
IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style) Nations 2010 Pakistan Pakistan (2020)
Karate Karate World Championships Individuals 1970 Winners in 8 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1970 Japan Japan (2019) 2022 Triennial
Kickboxing W.A.K.O. Amateur Kickboxing World Championships Individuals 1978 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Kurash World Kurash Championships Individuals 1999 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship Nations 1967  United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship Nations 2003  Canada (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Lifesaving World Life Saving Championships Nations 1955 (2018) 2022 Biennial
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Men's singles 1955 Russia Roman Repilov (2020) 2021 Annual
Men's doubles 1955 Germany Toni Eggert
Sascha Benecken (2020)
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Men's singles 1979 Italy Alex Gruber (2017) Defunct Biennial
Men's doubles 1979 Austria Rupert Brueggler
Tobias Angerer (2017)
Defunct Biennial
Modern pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Individual 1949 France Valentin Belaud (2019) 2021 Annual
Team 1949 South Korea South Korea (2019)
Relay 2004 Germany Germany (2019)
Modern Pentathlon World Cup Individuals 1999 (2020) 2021 Annual
Mountain running World Mountain Running Championships Individuals 1985 United States Joseph Gray (2019) 2021 Annual
World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships Individuals 2004 United States Jim Walmsley (2019) 2020 Annual
IAU Trail World Championships Individuals 2007 United Kingdom Jonathan Albon (2019) 2020 Annual
Muaythai IFMA World Muaythai Championships Individuals 1993 Russia Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Nine-pin bowling Nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships Single classic 2006 Serbia Vilmoš Zavarko (2018) 2022 Biennial
Sprint Serbia Vilmoš Zavarko (2018)
Combination Serbia Vilmoš Zavarko (2018)
Nine-pin bowling World Team Championships Team 2005 Serbia Serbia (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nordic Combined FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10 km individual normal hill 1925 Norway Jarl Magnus Riiber (2019) 2021 Biennial
10 km individual large hill 1999 Germany Eric Frenzel (2019) 2021 Biennial
10 km mass start 2009 United States Todd Lodwick (2009) Only held in 2009 N/A Suspended
National Team Normal Hill 4 x 5 km 2011 Norway Norway (2019) 2021 Biennial
National Team Large Hill 2 x 7.5 km 1982 Germany Germany (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Individuals 1983–84 Norway Jarl Magnus Riiber (2019–20) 2020–21 Annual
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint 2001 2019 Not take place 2021 Annual
Short distance 1991 Finland Pasi Ikonen (2001) Defunct Biennial
Middle distance 2003 Norway Olav Lundanes (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Long distance 1966 Norway Olav Lundanes (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Relay 1966 Sweden Sweden (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1986 Sweden Gustav Bergman (2019) 2021 Annual Unofficial title cups held in 1983 and 1984 (first official cup in 1986); held biennially until 2004, now annually
World Ski Orienteering Championships Individuals 1975 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ski Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1989 (2013-14) Defunct
World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships Individuals 2002 (2019) 2021 Annual
World Trail Orienteering Championships Individuals 2004 (2019) 2021 Annual
Padel tennis Padel Tennis World Championship Nations 1992 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Pétanque Pétanque World Championships Nations 1959 France France (2018) 2021 Biennial
Pickleball World Pickleball Championships Nations 2019 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Pitch and putt Pitch and Putt World Cup Nations 2004  Ireland (2016) 2021 Quadrennial
World Strokeplay Championship Individuals 2009  Ireland Liam O'Donovan (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Polo World Polo Championship Nations 1987 Argentina Argentina (2017) 2021 Triennial
Powerlifting World Powerlifting Championship Individuals 2011 (2019) 2021 Annual
World Para Powerlifting Championships Individuals 1994 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Racquetball Racquetball World Championships Nations 1981 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Real tennis Real Tennis World Championship Individuals[D] 1740 Australia Robert Fahey (2018) 2021 Biennial
Roller derby MRDA Championships Teams 2017 United States St. Louis GateKeepers (2019) 2021 Annual
Roller hockey Roller Hockey World Cup Nations 1936 Portugal Portugal (2019) 2021 Biennial Current FIRS cups restarted in 1958
Roller Hockey Intercontinental Cup Clubs 1985 Spain Spain (2018) Defunct Annual
Rowing World Rowing Championships Nations 1962 Winners in 13 events (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic/Paralympic events in Summer Olympic/Paralympic years
Rowing World Cup Nations 1997 Winners in 6 events (2020) 2021 Annual
World Indoor Rowing Chammpionships Individuals 2018 (2020) 2021 Annual
Rugby league Rugby League World Cup Nations 1954  Australia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial Quadrennial after 2013
Rugby union Rugby World Cup Nations 1987  South Africa (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
World Wheelchair Rugby Championships Nations 1995  Japan (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Rugby union sevens Rugby World Cup Sevens Nations 1993  New Zealand (2018) 2022 Quadrennial In 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.[3]
Sailing Sailing World Championships Individuals and Teams 2003 Most Medal:Netherlands Netherlands (2018) 2022 Quadrannual
Class World Championships Individuals (2019) 2020 Annually 29er;420;470;49er;49erFX;505;B14;Byte;International 14;Laser;Laser Radial;Laser4.7;Optimist;2.4 Metre;5.5 Metre;6 Metre;8 Metre;12 Metre;Nacra 15;Nacra 17;Nacra 20;RS:One;RS:X;RS100;RS500.....
Para World Sailing Championships Individuals 1999 (2019) 2020 Annually
Sambo World Sambo Championships Individuals 1973 Russia Russia (2019) 2020 Annual
Sambo World Cup Individuals (2019) 2020 Annual
Beach Sambo World Beach Sambo Championships Individuals (2019) 2021 Annual
Sepak Takraw ISTAF World Cup Nations 2011 Thailand Thailand (2017) 2021 Biennial
King's Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship Nations 1985 (2019) 2021 Annual
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 (2019) 2021 Biennial
ISSF World Running Target Championships Individuals 1961 (2019) 2021 Quadrennial
ISSF World Cup Individuals 1986 Winners in 9 events (2020) 2021 Annual
World Shooting Para Sport Championships Individuals 1994 (2019) 2021 Annual
Shuttlecock World Shuttlecock Championships Individuals and Nations 2003 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Skateboarding World Skateboarding Championship Park 2016 United States Heimana Reynolds (2019) 2021 Annual
Street 2010 United States Nyjah Huston (2019)
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 1930 Germany Christopher Grotheer (2020) 2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic years.
IBSF Para Sport World Championship Nations 2016 (2019) 2021 Annual
Ski jumping FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Individuals normal hill 1962 Poland Dawid Kubacki (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individuals large hill 1925 Germany Markus Eisenbichler

(2019)

2021 Biennial
National Team normal hill 2001 Austria Austria (2011) Defunct Biennial Not held in 2007 and 2009, after 2011 mixed team replaced this event
National Team large hill 1962 Germany Germany (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski-Flying World Championships Individuals 1972 Norway Daniel-André Tande (2018) 2021 Biennial
National Team 2004 Norway Norway (2018) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 Austria Stefan Kraft (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Ski mountaineering World Championships of Ski Mountaineering Nations, individuals, teams, relays, long distances 2002 Winners in 5 events (2019) 2021 Biennial Relays held since 2004; Long Distance only 2008.
Snooker World Snooker Championship Individuals 1927 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (2020) 2021 Annual This championship is open to both sexes, but no woman has ever won the event.[4]
IBSF World Snooker Championship Individuals 1963 Pakistan Muhammad Asif (2019) 2021 Annual Also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship
Six-red World Championship Individuals 2008 Scotland Stephen Maguire (2019) 2020 Annual
Snooker World Cup Individuals 1979 Scotland John Higgins&Stephen Maguire (2019) 2021 Annual
Snowboarding FIS Snowboard World Championships Big air 2003 2019 Not Take Place 2021 Biennial
Slopestyle 2011 United States Chris Corning (2019)
Halfpipe 1996 Australia Scotty James (2019)
Snowboard cross 1997 United States Mick Dierdorff (2019)
Parallel slalom 1996 Russia Dmitry Loginov (2019)
Parallel giant slalom 1999 Russia Dmitry Loginov (2019)
FIS Snowboard World Cup Individuals 1994 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
World Para Snowboard Championships Individuals 2015 Winners in 6 Events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Softball Men's Softball World Championship Nations 1966  Argentina (2019) 2022 Biennial Quadrennially from 1970 to 2010, now biennially
Speed skating World Allround Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1889 Netherlands Patrick Roest (2020) 2021 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1970 Japan Tatsuya Shinhama (2020) 2021 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m 1995 Russia Pavel Kulizhnikov (2020) 2021 Annual In Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Russia Pavel Kulizhnikov (2020)
1500m Netherlands Kjeld Nuis (2020)
5000m Canada Ted-Jan Bloemen (2020)
10000m Canada Graeme Fish (2020)
Team Pursuit 2005 Netherlands Netherlands (2020)
Team Sprint 2019 Netherlands Netherlands (2020)
Mass start 2015 Netherlands Netherlands (2020)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 South Korea Hwang Dae-heon (2019) 2021 Annual 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 South Korea Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
1500m South Korea Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
3000m 2019 Not Take Place
5000m Relay South Korea South Korea (2019)
Overall South Korea Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 South Korea Korea (2011) Discontinued after 2011 Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1976 Egypt Tarek Momen (2019-20) 2020–21 Annual
World International Doubles Squash Championships Doubles teams 1997 Ryan Cuskelly & Cameron Pilley (2019) 2021 Biennial
WSF World Team Squash Championships Nations 1967  Egypt (2019) 2021 Biennial 2015 Championship cancelled
Sumo Sumo World Championships Openweight 1992 Mongolia Batsuuri Namsraijav (2019) 2021 Annual
Heavyweight Japan Atsushi Igarashi (2019)
Light Heavyweight Russia Konstantin Abdula-Zade (2019)
Middleweight Mongolia Badral Baasandorj (2019)
Lightweight Ukraine Sviatoslav Semykras (2019)
Team Russia Russia (2019)
Surfing World Surfing Championship Individuals 1964 (2019) 2021 Annual
Table tennis World Table Tennis Championships Singles 1926  China Ma Long (2019) 2021 Biennial
Doubles  China Ma Long & Wang Chuqin (2019)
World Team Table Tennis Championships Nations 1926 China China (2018) 2021 Biennial 2020 postponed until 2021
World Para Table Tennis Championships Individuals and Nations 1990 South Korea South Korea (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Teams 2017 Russia Russia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nations South Korea South Korea (2019)
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Individuals and Teams Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Annual
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championship Nations 1970 Singapore Singapore (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ten-pin bowling WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships Nations 1954 Most medals: United States (2018) 2021 Annual Biennially until 2010
QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Individuals 1965 South Africa Francois Louw (2019) 2021 Annual
Tennis Davis Cup Nations 1900  Spain (2019) 2021 Annual Note: 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 Nations 1978 Serbia Serbia (2012) Defunct Annual
Touch Football Touch Football World Cup Nations 1988 Australia (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Triathlon ITU World Triathlon Series Individuals 1989 France Vincent Luis (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1994 Spain Javier Gómez (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 France Benjamin Choquert (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Belgium Diego Van Looy (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Aquathlon World Championships Individuals 1998 Azerbaijan Rostyslav Pevtsov (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Russia Pavel Andreev (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Individuals 2011 Spain Arthur Forissier (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Triathlon World Cup Individuals 1978 2021 Annual
Ironman World Championship Individuals 1991 Germany Jan Frodeno (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Individuals 2006 Norway Gustav Iden (2019) 2021 Annual
Tug of war TWIF Indoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2020) 2022 Biennial
TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Biennial
Volleyball FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Nations 1949  Poland (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup Nations 1965  Brazil (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup Nations 1993  Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League Nations 2018 Russia Russia (2019) 2021 Annual It replaced the FIVB Volleyball World League (1990–2017)
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship Clubs 1989 Italy Volley Lube (2019) 2021 Annual
World Para Volleyball Championship Nations 1983  Iran (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Vovinam World Vovinam Championships Individuals 2009 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Water Ski Water Ski World Championships Individuals 1949 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Weightlifting World Weightlifting Championships Individuals 1891 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Windsurfing Windsurfing World Championships Individuals 1980 (2020) 2021 Annual
RS:X World Championships Individuals (2020) 2021 Annual
Wrestling (amateur) World Wrestling Championships Individuals and Nations 1904 Winners in 16 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years.
Wrestling World Cup (freestyle) Nations 1973 Russia Russia (2019) 2020 Annual
Wrestling World Cup (Greco-Roman) Nations 1980 Russia Russia (2017) Defunct Annual
Wushu World Wushu Championships Individuals 1991 Winners in 24 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Traditional Wushu Championships Individuals 2004 (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Taijiquan Championships Individuals 2014 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Sanda World Cup Individuals 2002 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Taolu World Cup Individuals 2016 (2018) 2022 Biennial

Female

Sport Competition name Competing
entities
First
held
Current holder Next Frequency Details & notes
Aikido Aikido World Championships Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Alpine skiing FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill 1931 Slovenia Ilka Štuhec (2019) 2022 Biennial
Super G 1987 United States Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Giant slalom 1931 Slovakia Petra Vlhová (2019)
Slalom 1931 United States Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Combined 1932 Switzerland Wendy Holdener (2019)
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Italy Federica Brignone

(2019–20)

2020–21 Annual
Nations Italy Italy (2019–20)
World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1972 Winners in 30 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
American football IFAF Women's World Championship Nations 2010  United States (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Archery World Archery Championships Individual recurve 1931 Chinese Taipei Lei Chien-ying (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 Russia Natalia Avdeeva (2019) Biennial
Team recurve 1931 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (2019) Biennial
Team compound 1995 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (2019) Biennial
World Indoor Archery Championships Individual recurve 1991 Germany Elena Richter (2018) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve Germany Germany (2018)
Individual compound Russia Natalia Avdeeva (2018)
Team compound United States United States (2018)
Archery World Cup Individual recurve 2006 South Korea Kang Chae-young (2019) 2021 Annual
Individual compound Colombia Sara López (2019)
World Field Archery Championships Individual 1969 (2018) 2022 Biennial
World 3D Archery Championships Individual 2003 (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Para Archery Championship Individual 1998 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Artistic roller skating Artistic Skating World Championships Individuals 1980 (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in 2020
Association football FIFA Women's World Cup Nations 1991  United States (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
FIFA Women's Club World Cup Nations ?? ?? ?? Quadrennial
Aquatics FINA World Aquatics Championships Individuals[R] 1973 Winners in 37 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
FINA Swimming World Cup Individuals 1988-89 Australia Cate Campbell (2019) 2021 Annual
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Individuals[R] 1993 Winners in 20 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Synchronised swimming Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
World Diving Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 5 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
FINA Diving World Cup Individuals 1979 Winners in 4 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
FINA Water Polo World Cup Nations 1979  United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial Originally biennially, quadrennially after 2002
FINA Water Polo World Championship Nations 1986  United States (2019) 2022 Biennial Biennially since 2001
World Para Swimming Championships Individuals 1990 Most medals: Italy Italy (2019) 2021 Biennial
Athletics World Athletics Championships Individuals[R] 1983 Winners in multiple events (2019) 2021 Biennial 1983–1991 quadrennially, biennially from 1993
World Athletics Indoor Championships Individuals[R] 1985 Winners in 13 events (2018); Most medals: United States 2021 Biennial
World Athletics Cross Country Championships Individuals 1973 Kenya Hellen Obiri (2019) 2021 Biennial
Teams Ethiopia Ethiopia (2019)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Individuals 1992 Ethiopia Netsanet Gudeta (2018) 2022 Biennial
Teams Ethiopia Ethiopia (2018)
Skyrunning World Championships Individuals 2010 (2018) 2021 Biennial
IAAF World Race Walking Cup Individual 20km 1961 Mexico Lupita González

(2018)

2022 Biennial
Team 20km China China (2018)
Individual 50km China Liang Rui (2018)
Team 50km China China (2018)
IAU 50 km World Championships Individuals 2005 (2019) 2021 Annual 2017.2018 Not held
IAU 100 km World Championships Individuals 1987 (2019) 2021 Annual
IAU 24 Hour World Championship Individuals 2001 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Teams 2003 (2019)
IAAF World Marathon Cup Individuals 1985 2011 Defunct Biennial
World Athletics Relays Nations 2014 2019 2021 Biennial
World Para Athletics Championships Individuals 1994 Winners in multiple events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Australian rules football Australian Football International Cup Nations 2011  Ireland (2017) 2021 Triennial
Badminton BWF World Championships Singles 1977 India P. V. Sindhu (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years
Doubles Japan Mayu Matsumoto & Wakana Nagahara (2019)
Uber Cup Nations 1957  China (2018) 2021 Biennial Biennially since 1984 it has been held concurrently with the men's Thomas Cup.
BWF Para-Badminton World Championships Individuals and Doubles 1998 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ball Hockey Women's Ball Hockey World Championship Nations 2007 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bandy Bandy World Championship Nations 2004  Sweden (2020) 2022 Biennial Annually from 2006 to 2008, then biennially
Bandy World Cup Women Clubs 2003  Sweden Skutskärs IF (2019) 2020 Annual
Baseball Women's Baseball World Cup Nations 2004  Japan (2018) 2021 Biennial
Basketball FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Nations 1953  United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
FIBA 3x3 World Cup Nations 2012  China (2019) 2021 Annual Biennial until 2016
Wheelchair Basketball World Championship Nations 1990 Netherlands Netherland (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Basque Pelota Basque Pelota World Championships Nations 1952 France France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Beach volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Nations 1997 Canada PavanHumana-Paredes (2019) 2022 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 7.5 km 1984 Norway Marte Olsbu Røiseland (2020) 2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic Year.
Pursuit 10 km 1997 Italy Dorothea Wierer (2020)
Mass start 12.5 km 1999 Norway Marte Olsbu Røiseland (2020)
Individual 15 km 1984 Italy Dorothea Wierer (2020)
Relay 4x6 km 1984 Norway Norway (2020)
Summer Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1996 (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancel
Biathlon World Cup Individuals 1977 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Para Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 (2019) 2021 Annual
Billiards (English billiards) World Women's Billiards Championship Individuals 1931 Australia Anna Lynch (2019) 2020 Annual
WPA Women's World Nine-ball Championship Individuals 1990 England Kelly Fisher (2019) 2021 Annual
WPA World Artistic Pool Championship Individuals 2000 (2019) ?? Annual
Blind Football IBSA Blind Football World Championships - B1/B2/B3 Nations 2021 (2021) 2021
Bobsleigh FIBT World Championships Two woman 2000 United States Kaillie Humphries
Lauren Gibbs (2020)
2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic years.
IBSF Para Sport World Championship Nations 2016 (2019) 2021 Annual
Bodybuilding World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships Individuals 1979 (2009) Defunct
Bowls World Bowls Championship Singles 1969 Australia Karen Murphy (2016) 2021 Quadrennial
Pairs Wales Laura Daniels, Jess Sims (2016)
Triples Australia Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic (2016)
Fours Australia Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic, Kelsey Cottrell (2016)
Team Australia Australia (2016)
World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1988 Scotland Julie Forrest (2020) 2021 Annual
Boxing World Amateur Boxing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 10 weight classes (2019) 2021 Biennial
Boxing World Cup Individuals 1979 (2008) 2020 2020 resume take place
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Individuals 1996 (2019) 2020 Annual
Canoeing ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Individuals and teams 1938 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic years
ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships K-1 1949 Slovenia Eva Terčelj (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years
K-1 team 1949 United Kingdom Great Britain (2019)
C-1 2009 Germany Andrea Herzog (2019)
C-1 team 2011 Australia Great Britain (2019)
Canoe Slalom World Cup Individuals 1988 (2019) 2021 Annual
Wildwater Canoeing World Cup Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Annual
ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations 1994 Germany Germany (2018) 2021 Biennial
ICF Canoe Marathon World Championship teams 1988 (2019) 2021 Annual
Carrom Carrom World Championship Women's Singles 2016  IND Saikumar Apoorva (2016) Defunct
Women's Doubles 2016 India Kajol Kumari/Saikumar Apoorva (2016)
Women's Team 2016 India India (2016)
Carrom World Cup Nations 2002  India (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Climbing IFSC Climbing World Championships Lead 1991 Slovenia Janja Garnbret (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bouldering 2001 Slovenia Janja Garnbret (2019)
Speed 1991 Poland Aleksandra Mirosław (2019)
Combined 2012 Slovenia Janja Garnbret (2019)
IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead 1989 South Korea Chaehyun Seo (2019) 2021 Annual
Bouldering 1999 Slovenia Janja Garnbret (2019)
Speed 1998 China YiLing Song (2019)
Combined 1998 Slovenia Janja Garnbret (2019)
IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships Individuals 2011 Lead:Winners in 5 events(2019) 2021 Biennial
Cricket Women's Cricket World Cup (WODI format) Nations 1973  England (2017) 2022 Quadrennial
ICC Women's T20 World Cup (WT20I format) Nations 2009  Australia (2020) 2022 Biennial Biennially from 2010
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10 km 1954 Norway Therese Johaug (2019) 2021 Biennial
Skiathlon 15 km 1993 Norway Therese Johaug (2019)
30 km 1980 Norway Therese Johaug (2019)
Sprint 2001 Norway Maiken Caspersen Falla (2019)
Team Sprint 2005 Sweden Sweden (2019)
Relay 4x5 km 1954 Sweden Sweden (2019)
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Individuals 1974 2019 2021 Biennial
FIS Cross-Country World Cup Individuals 1973-74 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Curling World Curling Championships Nations 1979 Switzerland Switzerland (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancellation
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1958 Netherlands Anna van der Breggen

(2020)

2021 Annual The UCI Road World Championships were first contested in 1927, but women's championships were not added until 1958.
Time trial 1994 Netherlands Anna van der Breggen

(2020)

Team time trial (trade) 2012 2019 Not Take Place
Team time trial (nations) 1987 Russia Russia (1994) Defunct Annual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country 1990 France Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (2020) 2021 Annual
Downhill 1990 Switzerland Camille Balanche (2020)
Four-cross 2002 Australia Caroline Buchanan (2017) Defunct
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Individuals 1991 United States Kate Courtney (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX 2017 (2019) 2021 Annual
Cross-country eliminator 2012 Italy Gaia Tormena (2019)
Trials 2001 Germany Nina Reichenbach (2019)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 2000 Netherlands Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (2020) 2021 Annual The 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 (2020) 2021 Annual The UCI Track Cycling World Championships were first contested in 1893, but women's championships were not added until 1958.
UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Individuals 2003 (2019) 2020 Annual
UCI Trials World Championships Individuals 1986 (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI BMX World Championships Individuals 1982 United States Alise Willoughby (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships Individuals 1956 Germany Lisa Hattemer (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships Individuals and nations 2007 Winners in 15 events (2020) 2021 Annual
UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships Individuals and nations 2009 (2019) 2021 Annual
Darts BDO World Darts Championship Individuals 2001 Japan Mikuru Suzuki (2020) 2021 Annual The BDO World Darts Championship was first contested in 1978, but a women's championship was not added until 2001.
WDF World Cup Nations 1983 England England

(2019)

2021 Biennial The WDF World Cup was first contested in 1977, but a women's championship was not added until 1983.
Dodgeball World Dodgeball Championships Nations 2012 United States United States (2019) 2021 Annual
Fencing World Fencing Championships Foil 1929 Russia Inna Deriglazova (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years
Foil team 1932 Russia Russia (2019)
Épée 1988 Brazil Nathalie Moellhausen (2019)
Épée team 1988 China China (2019)
Sabre 1999 Ukraine Olha Kharlan

(2019)

Sabre team 1999 Russia Russia (2019)
Fencing World Cup Individuals and Nations 1972 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
World Wheelchair fencing championships Individuals 2010 (2019) 2021 Biennal
Field hockey FIH Hockey World Cup Nations 1974  Netherlands (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003  Germany (2018) 2021 Quadrennial
Inline hockey FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Nations 1995  United States (2019) 2021 Annual
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships Individuals 1906 Russia Alina Zagitova (2019) 2021 Annual
Finswimming Finswimming World Championships Individuals 1976 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Finswimming World Cup Individuals 2014 (2019) 2021 Annual
Fistball Fistball World Cup Nations 1994 Germany Germany (2018) 2021
Flag football IFAF Flag Football World Championship Nations 2002 United States United States (2018) 2021 Biennial
Floorball Floorball World Championships Nations 1997 Sweden Sweden (2019) 2021 Biennial
Freestyle skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls 1986 Kazakhstan Yulia Galysheva (2019) 2021 Biennial
Dual Moguls 2001 France Perrine Laffont (2019)
Aerials 1986 Belarus Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya (2019)
Half-pipe 2005 Estonia Kelly Sildaru (2019)
Slopestyle 2011 France Tess Ledeux (2017) Cancelled in 2019.
Ski cross 2005 Canada Marielle Thompson (2019)
Big air 2019 France Tess Ledeux (2019)
Futsal AMF Futsal Women's World Cup Nations 2008 Brazil Brazil (2019) 2021 Quadrennial
Women's Futsal World Tournament Nations 2010 Brazil Brazil (2015) 2020
Goalball Goalball World Championships Nations 1982 Russia Russia (2018) 2022 Qradrennial
Grappling World Grappling Championship Individuals 2007 (2013) Defunct Biennial
Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Individuals and nations 1903 Winners in 6 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in years with a Summer Olympics
Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Individuals and nations 1963 Winners in 9 events (2019) 2022 Biennial Changed from 2005
Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships Individual & teams 1964 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 Annual Not Held in Summer Olympics Year
Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Individual 1983 (2019) 2021 Annual
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Pairs 1974 Russia Russia (2018) 2021 Biennial
Groups 1974 Russia Russia (2018)
Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships Individuals 1995 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Individuals 1975 2019 2021 Annual
Trampoline World Cup Individuals 2008 (2019) 2021 Annual
Golf HSBC Women's Champions Individuals 2008 South Korea Park Sung-hyun (2019) 2021 Annual
Handball IHF World Women's Handball Championship Nations 1957  Netherlands (2019) 2021 Biennial
IHF Women's Super Globe Teams 2019 Angola 1º de Agosto (2019) 2021 Annual
Handball (Beach Handball) World Women's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 Greece Greece (2018) 2020 Biennial
Ice hockey IIHF World Women's Championships Nations 1990  United States (2019) 2021 Annually Originally 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. Cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indoor hockey Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003  Germany (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Indoor Soccer WMF Women's World Cup Nations 2021 (2021) 2021 Biennial
Judo World Judo Championships Individuals 1980 Japan Japan (2019) 2021 Annual
Kabaddi IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style) Nations 2010 India India (2016) 2020
Karate Karate World Championships Individuals 1970 Winners in 8 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1997 Japan Japan (2018) 2021 Triennial
Kickboxing W.A.K.O. Amateur Kickboxing World Championships Individuals 1978 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Kurash World Kurash Championships Individuals 1999 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse World Cup Nations 1982  United States (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Lifesaving World Life Saving Championships Nations 1955 (2018) 2022 Biennial
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Individual 1955 Russia Ekaterina Katnikova

(2020)

2021 Annual
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Individual 1979 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Modern pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Individual 1981 Belarus Volha Silkina (2019) 2021 Annual
Team 1981 Belarus Belarus (2019)
Relay 2004 Mexico Mexico (2019)
Modern Pentathlon World Cup Individuals 1999 (2020) 2021 Annual
Mountain running World Mountain Running Championships Individuals 1985 United States Grayson Murphy (2019) 2021 Annual
World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships Individuals 2004 Romania Cristina Simion (2019) 2020 Annual
IAU Trail World Championships Individuals 2007 France Blandine L'Hirondel (2019) 2020 Annual
Muaythai IFMA World Muaythai Championships Individuals 1993 Russia Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Netball World Netball Championships Nations 1963  New Zealand (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Nine-pin bowling Nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships Single classic 2006 Germany Sina Beißer (2018) 2023 Biennial
Sprint Croatia Ines Maričić (2018)
Combination Serbia Jasmina Anđelković (2018)
Nine-pin bowling World Team Championships Team 2005 Croatia Croatia (2019) 2021 Biennial
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint 2001 2019 Not Take Place Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Short distance 1991 Norway Hanne Staff (2001) Defunct Biennial
Middle Distance 2003 Sweden Tove Alexandersson (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennally, annually since 2003
Long distance 1966 Sweden Tove Alexandersson

(2019)

2021 Annual Originally biennally, annually since 2003
Relay 1966 Sweden Sweden (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennally, annually since 2003
Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1986 Sweden Tove Alexandersson (2019) 2021 Annual Unofficial title cups held in 1983 and 1984 (first official cup in 1986); held biennially until 2004, now annually
World Ski Orienteering Championships Individuals 1975 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ski Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1989 (2013-14) Defunct
World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships Individuals 2002 (2019) 2021 Annual
World Trail Orienteering Championships Individuals 2004 (2019) 2021 Annual
Padel tennis Padel Tennis World Championship Nations 1992 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Pétanque Pétanque World Championships Nations 1988 Thailand Thailand (2018) 2021 Biennial
Pickleball World Pickleball Championships Nations 2019 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Powerlifting World Powerlifting Championship Individuals 2011 (2019) 2021 Annual
World Para Powerlifting Championships Individuals 1994 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Racquetball Racquetball World Championships Nations 1981 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Real tennis Real Tennis World Championship Individuals[D] 1740 Winners in 2 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ringette World Ringette Championships Nations 1990 Finland Finland (2019) 2021 Biennial Triennially 2010–2016
Ringette World Club Championship Clubs 2008 Finland LL-89 (2011) Defunct Triennial 2014 event cancelled
Rogaining World Rogaining Championships Nations 1992 Russia Anna Burlinova&Maria Plyashechko (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roll Ball Roll Ball World Cup Nations 2011 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roller derby WFTDA Championships Teams 2006 United States Rose City Rollers (2019) 2021 Annual
Roller hockey Women's Roller Hockey World Cup Nations 1992 Spain Spain (2019) 2021 Biennial
Rowing World Rowing Championships Nations 1974 Winners in 9 events (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic/Paralympic events in Summer Olympic/Paralympic years
Rowing World Cup Nations 1997 Winners in 6 events (2020) 2021 Annual
World Indoor Rowing Championships Individuals 2018 (2020) 2021 Annual
Rugby league Women's Rugby League World Cup Nations 2000 Australia Australia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial Quadrennially after 2013
Rugby union Women's Rugby World Cup Nations 1991  New Zealand (2017) 2021 Quadrennial After 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  New Zealand (2018) 2022 Quadrennial The Rugby World Cup Sevens was first contested in 1993, but a women's tournament was not added until 2009[3]
Sailing Sailing World Championships Individuals and Teams 2003 Most Medal:Netherlands Netherlands (2018) 2022 Quadrannual
Class World Championships Individuals (2019) 2020 Annually 29er;420;470;49er;49erFX;505;B14;Byte;International 14;Laser;Laser Radial;Laser4.7;Optimist;2.4 Metre;5.5 Metre;6 Metre;8 Metre;12 Metre;Nacra 15;Nacra 17;Nacra 20;RS:One;RS:X;RS100;RS500.....
Para World Sailing Championships Individuals 1999 (2019) 2020 Annually
Sambo World Sambo Championships Individuals 1973 Russia Russia (2019) 2020 Annual
Sambo World Cup Individuals (2019) 2020 Annual
Beach Sambo World Beach Sambo Championships Individuals (2019) 2021 Annual
Sepak Takraw ISTAF World Cup Nations 2011 Thailand Thailand (2017) 2021 Biennial
King's Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship Nations 1985 (2019) 2021 Annual
Shooting ISSF World Shooting Championships Individuals and nations 1958 Winners in 23 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
ISSF World Shotgun Championships Individuals and nations 1967 Winners in 4 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
ISSF World Running Target Championships Individuals 1961 (2019) 2021 Quadrennial
ISSF World Cup Individuals 1986 Winners in 6 events (2020) 2021 Annual
World Shooting Para Sport Championships Individuals 1994 (2019) 2021 Annual
Shuttlecock World Shuttlecock Championships Individuals and Nations 2003 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Skateboarding World Skateboarding Championship Park 2016 Japan Misugu Okamoto (2019) 2021 Annual
Street 2010 Brazil Pamela Rosa (2019)
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 2000 Germany Tina Hermann

(2020)

2021 Annual Not held in years with Winter Olympics.
IBSF Para Sport World Championship Nations 2016 (2019) 2021 Annual
Ski jumping FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Individuals normal hill 2009 Norway Maren Lundby (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 Norway Maren Lundby (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
Ski mountaineering World Championships of Ski Mountaineering Nations, individuals, teams, relays, long distances 2002 Winners in 6 events (2019) 2021 Biennial Relays added (2004); Long Distance added (2008)
Snowboarding FIS Snowboard World Championships Individuals halfpipe 1996 United States Chloe Kim (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individuals slopestyle 2011 New Zealand Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

(2019)

Individuals snowboard cross 1997 Czech Republic Eva Samková (2019)
Individuals parallel slalom 1996 Switzerland Julie Zogg (2019)
Individuals parallel giant slalom 1999 Germany Selina Jörg (2019)
Individuals big air 2015 2019 Not Take Place
FIS Snowboard World Cup Individuals 1994 (2019-20) 2020-21 Annual
World Para Snowboard Championships Individuals 2015 Winners in 6 Events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Softball Women's Softball World Championship Nations 1965  United States (2018) 2023 Biennial Quadrennially from 1970 to 2010, now biennially
World Cup of Softball Nations 2005  Japan (2017) Defunct Annual
Snooker World Women's Snooker Championship Individuals 1976 England Reanne Evans (2019) 2020 Annual
IBSF World Snooker Championship Individuals 2003 Hong Kong Ng On-yee (2019) 2021 Annual Also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship
World Women 6-Reds Snooker Championships Individuals 2013 Myanmar Nutcharat Wongharuthai (2020) 2021 Annual
Speed skating World All-Round Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1933 Netherlands Ireen Wüst (2020) 2021 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1970 Japan Miho Takagi (2020) 2021 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m 1995 Japan Nao Kodaira (2020) 2021 Annual In Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Netherlands Jutta Leerdam (2020)
1500m Netherlands Ireen Wust (2020)
3000m Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková (2020)
5000m Russia Natalya Voronina (2020)
Mass start 2015 Canada Ivanie Blondin (2020)
Team pursuit 2005 Japan Japan (2020)
Team sprint 2019 Netherlands Netherlands (2020)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 Netherlands Lara van Ruijven (2019) 2021 Annual Note: 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 Netherlands Suzanne Schulting (2019)
1500m South Korea Choi Min-jeong (2019)
3000m South Korea Choi Min-jeong (2018)
3000m relay South Korea South Korea (2019)
Overall Netherlands Suzanne Schulting (2019)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 Korea (2011) Discontinued after 2011 Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1979 Egypt Nour El Sherbini

(2019-20)

2020-21 Annual
World Doubles Squash Championships Doubles teams 1997 New Zealand Donna Lobban & Christine Nunn (2019) 2021 Biennial
WSF World Team Squash Championships Nations 1979  Egypt (2018) 2021 Biennial
Sumo Sumo World Championships Openweight 1992 Ukraine Svitlana Yaromka (2019) 2021 Annual
Heavyweight Russia Anna Poliakova (2019)
Light Heavyweight Ukraine Maryna Maksymenko (2019)
Middleweight Poland Magda Katarzyna Skrajnowska (2019)
Lightweight Ukraine Alina Duzhenko (2019)
Team Russia Russia (2019)
Surfing World Surfing Championship Individuals 1964 (2019) 2021 Annual
Table tennis World Table Tennis Championships Singles 1926 China Liu Shiwen (2019) 2021 Biennial
Doubles China Sun Yingsha & Wang Manyu (2019)
World Team Table Tennis Championships Nations 1933 China China (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Para Table Tennis Championships Individuals and Nations 1990 South Korea South Korea (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Teams 2017 Russia Russia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nations South Korea South Korea (2019)
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Individuals and Teams Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Annual
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championships Nations 1980 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Ten-pin bowling WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships Nations 1963 Winners in 6 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Individuals 1965 Australia Rebecca Whiting (2019) 2021 Annual
Tennis Fed Cup Nations 1963  France (2019)[5] 2021 Annual Note: 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 Individuals 1989 United States Katie Zaferes (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1994 Belgium Alexandra Tondeur (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 France Sandra Lévénez (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Switzerland Nina Zoller (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Aquathlon World Championships Individuals 1998 Poland Alicja Ulatowska (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Russia Daria Rogozina (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Individuals 2011 Italy Eleonora Peroncini (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Triathlon World Cup Individuals 1991 (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman World Championship Individuals 1991 Germany Anne Haug (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Individuals 2006 Switzerland Daniela Ryf (2019) 2021 Annual
Tug of war TWIF Indoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2020) 2022 Biennial
TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Biennial
Volleyball Women's World Championship Nations 1952  Serbia (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Women's World Cup Nations 1973  China (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup Nations 1993  Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League Nations 2018  United States (2019) 2021 Annual It replaced the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix (1993–2017)
FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Clubs 1991 Italy Imoco Volley (2019) 2021 Annual
World Para Volleyball Championship Nations 1994  Russia (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Vovinam World Vovinam Championships Individuals 2009 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Water Ski Water Ski World Championships Individuals 1949 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Weightlifting World Weightlifting Championships Individuals 1987 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Windsurfing Windsurfing World Championships Individuals 1980 (2020) 2021 Annual
RS:X World Championships Individuals (2020) 2021 Annual
Wrestling (amateur) World Wrestling Championships Individuals 1987 Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Annual
Wrestling World Cup Nations 2001 Russia Russia (2019) 2020 Annual
Wushu World Wushu Championships Individuals 1991 Winners in 20 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Traditional Wushu Championships Individuals 2004 (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Taijiquan Championships Individuals 2014 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Sanda World Cup Individuals 2002 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Taolu World Cup Individuals 2016 (2018) 2022 Biennial

Open

Sport Competition name Competing entities First
held
Current holder Next Frequency Details and notes
Air racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship Individuals 2003 Australia Matt Hall (2019) Defunct Annual Not held in 2011–2013, discontinued for 2020
Auto racing
A1 Grand Prix Nations 2005–06 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (2008–09) Defunct Annual
Formula One World Championship Individuals 1950 Lewis Hamilton (2019) 2020 Annual
Constructors 1958 Mercedes (2019)
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)
Defunct Annual Annually until 2012
Teams Münnich Motorsport (2012)
FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies Individuals 1993 France Stephane Peterhansel (2019) 2020 Annual
Teams Germany X-Raid (2019)
FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas Individuals 2019 Argentina Orlando Terranova (2019) 2020 Annual Baja events split off from cross-country rally competition after original bajas competition was combined with rallies world cup in 2012.
Teams Germany X-Raid (2019)
World Rally Championship Individuals 1977 Estonia Ott Tänak (2019) 2020 Annual
Manufacturers 1973 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT (2019)
World Touring Car Championship Individuals 1987 Thed Björk (2017) Defunct Annual changed name to the World Touring Car Cup.
Manufacturers Volvo (2017)
World Touring Car Cup Individuals 2018 Italy Gabriele Tarquini (2018) 2019 Annual "World Touring Car Cup" was used between 1993 and 1995 when it was a single event.
Teams France M Racing-YMR (2018)
World Manufacturers' Championship Manufacturers 1925 Delage (1927) Defunct Annual Annually until 1927
World Sportscar Championship Manufacturers;
from 1985 teams
1953 Peugeot Talbot Sport (1992) Defunct Annual Annually until 1992. Resumed as FIA World Endurance Championship
Individuals 1981 Yannick Dalmas
Derek Warwick (1992)
Annual
Karting World Championship Individuals 1964 Italy Lorenzo Travisanutto (2018) 2019 Annual
Bull riding PBR Global Cup Nations 2017  BRA (2019) 2020 Annual
PBR World Cup Nations 2007 Brazil Brazil (2010) Defunct Annual Discontinued after 2010
Gliding FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Individuals 1985 Hungary Ferenc Tóth (2018) 2019 Annual
Nations Germany Germany (2018)
World Gliding Championships Individuals 1937 Winners in 6 classes (2018) 2020 Biennial The duration between World Gliding Championships varies slightly, dependent on the hemisphere of the next planned edition.
Paragliding Paragliding World Cup Individual 1992 Winners in 5 competitions (2016) 2017-18 Annual
Motorcycling FIM MotoGP World Championship Moto3 Individual 2012 Spain Jorge Martin (2018) 2019 Annual Until 2012 as 125cc
Moto2 Individual 2010 Italy Francesco Bagnaia (2018) Until 2010 as 250cc
MotoGP Individual 2002 Spain Marc Márquez (2018) Until 2002 as 500cc
Moto3 Constructor 2012 Honda (2018) 2019 Annual
Moto2 Constructor 2010 Kalex (2018)
MotoGP Constructor 2002 Honda (2018)
Supercross World Championship Individuals 2003 United States Jason Anderson (2018) 2019 Annual
Motocross World Championship MX2 Individual 2003 Spain Jorge Prado Garcia (2018) 2019 Annual
MXGP Individual 2003 Netherlands Jeffrey Herlings (2018)
MX2 Constructor 2003 KTM (2018) 2019 Annual
MXGP Constructor 2003 KTM (2018)
FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship Riders 1999 United Kingdom Sam Sunderland (2019) 2020 Annual
Manufacturers 1999 Austria KTM (2019)
FIM Bajas World Cup Riders 2012 France Benjamin Melot (2019) 2020 Annual
Manufacturers 2012 Austria KTM (2019)
FIM World Enduro Championship E3 2004 United Kingdom Steve Holcombe (2018) 2019 Annual
E2 2004 Finland Eero Remes (2018)
E1 2004 United Kingdom 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) Defunct Annual Annually until 1993
Individual Speedway World Championship (1936–1994)
Speedway Grand Prix (since 1995)
Individuals 1936 United Kingdom Tai Woffinden (2018) 2019 Annual
Individual Ice Racing World Championship Individuals[6] 1966 Dmitry Koltakov (2017) 2018 Annual
Team Ice Racing World Championship Nations 1979 Russia (2017) 2018 Annual
Sidecar World Championship Pairs 1949 United Kingdom Ben Birchall (driver) &
Tom Birchall (passenger) (2018)
2019 Annual
Endurance FIM World Championship Team 1975 Japan F.C.C TSR Honda France (2018) 2019 Annual
Superbike World Championship Individuals 1988 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Kawasaki (2018)
Supersport World Championship Individuals 1999 Germany Sandro Cortese (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Yamaha (2018)
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship Individuals 2000 Germany Markus Reiterberger (2018) Defunct Annual
Manufacturers BMW S1000RR (2018)
Practical shooting IPSC Handgun World Shoots Individuals 1975 United States Ben Stoeger (2017) 2020 Triennial Winner(s) of largest division(s)
Teams United States Production Team (2014) Simon Racaza, Ben Stoeger, Matthew Mink Defunct
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 United States Josh Froelich (2018) 2021
Teams Russia Standard Team (2018) Roman Anikin, Roman Khalitov, Sergey Orlov
Oleg Kudryavtsev
IPSC Action Air World Shoots Individuals 2018 Hong Kong Chun Ki Wu (2018) 2021
Teams Hong Kong Hong Kong (2018)
Motorboat racing F1 Powerboat World Championship Individual 1981 United States Shaun Torrente (2019) 2020 Annual
Radio-controlled car racing IFMAR 1:8 IC Track World Championship Individual 1977 Japan Shoki Takahata (2019) 2021 Biennial
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 2WD Individual 1985 United States Spencer Rivkin (2019) 2021 Double header single host event
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 4WD Individual Portugal Bruno Coehlo (2019)
IFMAR 1:5 Touring Car World Championship Individual 2001 Croatia Marko Grigić (2019) 2021
IFMAR 1:8 IC GT World Championship Individual 2020 Germany Jörn Neumann (2020) 2021
IFMAR 1:8 IC Off-Road World Championship Individual 1986 Italy Davide Ongaro (2018) 2020
IFMAR 1:12 Electric Track World Championship Individual 1982 Germany Marc Rheinard (2020) 2022 Double header single host event from 2002 up to 2018, triple in 2000 with PRO 10
IFMAR 1:12 Electric Track World Championship, stock Individual United Kingdom Andy Murray (2020) Not held from 1986 through 2016, ran as World Cup event in 2018.
IFMAR 1:10 ISTC World Championship Individual 2000 Portugal Bruno Coehlo (2018) 2022 Double header single host event from 2002 up to 2018, triple in 2000 with PRO 10
IFMAR 1:10 200mm Nitro Touring Car World Championship Individual 2004 Japan Naoto Matsukura (2018) 2020 Double header single host event from 2002 up to 2018, triple in 2000 with PRO 10
IFMAR PRO 10 World Championship Individual 1992 Japan Masami Hirosaka (2000) Defunct Biennial until 2002
IFMAR 1:10 235mm IC Track World Championship Individual 2000 United States Brian Berry (2002) Defunct Biennial until 1984
Radio-controlled boat sailing IRSA10 Rater World Championships Individual 1999 United Kingdom Brad Gibson (2016) Undefined Various Authorised by World Sailing and the International Radio Sailing Association
IRSA – A Class World Championships Individual United Kingdom Graham Bantock (2005) Undefined Various
IRSA – Marblehead World Championships Individual United Kingdom Brad Gibson (2018) Biennial Various
IRSA – One Metre World Championship Individual 1994 Croatia Zvonko Jelacic (2017) 2019 Biennial
Speedcubing WCA World Championship Individuals 1982 Germany Philipp Weyer (2019) 2021 Biannual Note: The World Championships were first held in 1982, but they only became biannual at the second World Championship, in 2003.
Rubik's Nations Cup Nations 2017 Germany Germany 1 (2019) 2021 Biannual Note: Countries can form multiple teams

Mixed-sex

Sport Competition name Competing entities First
held
Current holder Next Frequency Details and notes
Aquatic FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Mixed Relay 1993 Winners in 2 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
Archery World Archery Championships Team recurve
male – female pair
1931 South Korea South Korea

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Team compound
male – female pair
1995 South Korea South Korea

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Archery World Cup Team recurve 2006 South Korea Kim Woo-jin/Kang Chae-young (2019) 2021 Annual
Team compound United States Braden Gellenthien/Alexis Ruiz (2019)
Badminton BWF World Championships Mixed Doubles 1977 China Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong

(2019)

2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years.
Sudirman Cup Nations 1989  China (2019) 2021 Biennial
BWF Para-Badminton World Championships Mixed Doubles 1998 Winners in 3 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Basketball FIBA 3x3 World Championships National teams of
two men and two women
2012 France France (2012) Defunct Three players are on the court at any one time
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Mixed relay 2x6,2x7.5 km 2005 Norway Norway

(2019)

2021 Annual Not held in the Winter Olympic Years
Bowls World Indoor Bowls Championships Mixed Pairs 2004 England Nick Brett, Wales Marion Purcell (2020) 2021 Annual
Cheerleading The Cheerleading Worlds Mixed teams (2019) 2021 Annual
Cycling UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country Team relay 1999 Switzerland Switzerland

(2019)

2021 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Team trials 1999 (2019) 2021 Annual
Curling World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship National mixed teams
male – female pair
2008 Sweden Sweden

(2019)

2021 Annual
World Mixed Curling Championship National mixed teams (4 players) 2015 Canada Canada (2019) 2021 Annual
World Wheelchair Curling Championship National mixed teams (5 players) 2002 Russia Russia (2020) 2021 Annual
Dancesport Dancesport at the World Games Nations 1997 Winners in 4 events (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Diving World Diving Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 5 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
FINA Diving World Cup Individuals 1979 Most medals: China (2018) 2021 Biennial
Dragon and Lion Dance World Dragon and Lion Dance Championships Teams (2018) 2021 Biennial
Equestrian Dressage World Cup Individuals 1986 Germany Isabell Werth (2018-19) 2020-21 Annual
World Four-in-Hand Championships Teams and Individuals 1972 Australia Boyd Exell (individual)
Netherlands Netherlands (team); (2018)
2020 Biennial
FEI World Equestrian Games Individuals 1990 Winners in 26 events (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Mounted Games World Individual Championships Individuals 1986 France Colin Verdelhan (2019) 2020 Annual
Mounted Games World Pairs Championships Pairs 1992 Republic of Ireland Jake O'Connor
Republic of Ireland Craig O'Connor (2019)
2020 Annual
Mounted Games World Team Championships Team 1986 England England (2019) 2020 Annual
Show Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 Switzerland Steve Guerdat (2019) 2020 Annual
FEI Endurance World Championship Individuals (2018) 2021 Biennial
Flying disc WFDF World Overall Championships Individuals (2019) Annual
WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championship Individuals (2019) 2020 Annual
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships National pairs
male – female pair
from the same nation
1908 China Sui Wenjing & Han Cong (2019) 2021 Annual
Ice Dance
male – female pair from the same nation
1952 France Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (2019)
Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Teams 2016 Russia Russia (2018) 2021 Biennial
Mixed pairs 1974
Inline speed skating World Inline speed skating Championships Teams 1937 Spain Spain (2020) 2021 Annual
Korfball IKF World Korfball Championship 4 females and 4 males 1978 Netherlands Netherlands

(2019)

2023 Quadrennial
Modern Pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Mixed Relay 2001 Egypt Egypt

(2019)

2020 Annual
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Nations 1989 Germany Germany

(2020)

2021 Annual
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Nations 2001 2019 Not Take Place 2021 Biennial Not held in 2015 and 2017
Modern Pentathlon UIPM Biathle-Triathle World Championships Nationals (2019) 2021 Annual
Nine-pin bowling Nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships Mixed tandems 2004 Czech Republic Renáta Navrkalová & Jan Endršt (2018) 2023 Biennial First time held in 2004. After division of the championships, added to the Team Worlds (2005 & 2007). Since 2008 in Single's World Championships program.
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint relay 2014 2019 Not Take Place TBA Annual
Pétanque Pétanque World Championships Nations 2017 Thailand Thailand (2019) 2021 Biennial
Quidditch IQA World Cup Nations 2012 United States United States

(2018)

2021 Biennial Quidditch has rules based on gender, not sex, calling itself a mixed-gender sport
Rogaining World Rogaining Championships Nations 1992 Ukraine Polina Zakharova&Artem Gorodynets&Ievgenii Tsyren (2019) 2021 Biennial
Rowing World Rowing Championships PR2 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 United Kingdom Great Britain

(2019)

2021 Annual
PR3 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 Russia Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Para Mixed Coxed Four
2 Male & 2 Female
plus an open cox
2013 United Kingdom Great Britain

(2019)

2021 Annual
World Rowing Cup Nations 1997 (2019) 2021 Annual 1990–1995 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 Class World Championships Individuals (2019) 2020 Annually 29er;420;470;49er;49erFX;505;B14;Byte;International 14;Laser;Laser Radial;Laser4.7;Optimist;2.4 Metre;5.5 Metre;6 Metre;8 Metre;12 Metre;Nacra 15;Nacra 17;Nacra 20;RS:One;RS:X;RS100.RS500.....
Synchronized skating World Synchronized Skating Championships Teams 2000 Russia Paradise (2019) 2021 Annual
Tennis Hopman Cup National teams
male – female pair
1989   Switzerland (2019) Defunct Annual Competitions are played in traditional order: women's singles, men's singles, and mixed doubles
Teqball Teqball World Championships Nations 2017 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Triathlon ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships National teams of two men and two women 2003 France France (2019) 2020 Annual
Tug of war TWIF Indoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2020) 2022 Biennial
TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Biennial

See also

Notes

  • R.  ^R – One or more relay events, in which three or four competitors compete for their nation, are included for each sex.

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (24 June 2019). "Statutes, Regulations amended". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "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.
  4. ^ Sport, Frank Keogh BBC. "Reanne Evans: Ladies' champion to face men in world qualifiers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.fedcup.com/en/statistics/champions.aspx
  6. ^ Champions in Individual Ice Racing (motorcycle)
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