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SportAccord launches photo contest on Instagram for World Mind Games 2014.    

2014-10-22

Beginning of the end for human supremacy?

SPA - Sportaccord

Go, long considered a sport where the human mind has complete supremacy over computer programming, faces a crucial match that could define its future.

2014-10-20

A rapid guide to bridge at the World Mind Games

SPA - Sportaccord

A quick explanation of the 3 disciplines making up the bridge tournament at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014

2014-10-15

Fantoni headlines bridge competition at WMG 2014

SPA - Sportaccord

The best bridge players in the world confirm participation for World Mind Games 2014. 

2014-10-13

A rapid guide to chess at the World Mind Games

SPA - Sportaccord

A quick explanation of the 3 disciplines making up the chess tournament at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2014

2014-10-08

Hou and Grischuk to spearhead chess competition at world mind games 2014

SPA - Sportaccord

8 out of top 10 women players for World Mind Games 2014

2014-10-06

Countdown begins for World Mind Games 2014

SPA - Sportaccord

Mind games enthusiasts, rejoice! The 4th edition of the SportAccord World Mind Games returns in December this year, bigger and better than ever!

2014-10-01

China's A-team for World Mind Games 2014

SPA - Sportaccord

Between the two of them, Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan led China’s charge in the overall chess event at the 2013 World Mind Games, clearing out 5 of the 7 medals that the Chinese men and women won in the different chess events. Almost a year later, they are back for the 2014 World Mind Games, promising to blow the opposition out of the water on home ground again.

2014-09-18

Desk warriors, now is your time!

SPA - Sportaccord

Attractive prizes await participants of SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament 2014.

2014-09-16

SportAccord set to launch the biggest ever World Mind Games Online Tournament

SPA - Sportaccord

The wait is almost over for online gaming enthusiasts! SportAccord begins the countdown to the launch of the 4th edition of the World Mind Games Online Tournament on the 15th of September. The tournament, featuring Bridge, Chess and Go, is being organized by SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network and online platforms BridgeBase Online, Chess.com and Pand...

2014-09-12

Re-live Best Moments of World Combat Games 2013

SPA - Sportaccord

Today, SportAccord releases the World Combat Games Special Review, an online magazine which consolidates extensive media content from the 2013 edition in St. Petersburg, Russia (18-26 October). 

2014-02-05

China tops medal table

SPA - Sportaccord

With 9 gold medals, the Chinese team takes 1st place in the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games medals table standing, while Russian players take home 6 gold and the Monaco team 2 gold.

2013-12-18

Bridge: Talented Individuals

SPA - Sportaccord

The final day of the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games saw exciting finishes in both of the Individual Championships.  

2013-12-18

Chess: China makes a statement

SPA - Sportaccord

Although the competition remained close all throughout, the Chinese women dominated the event and claimed all three medals in the Basque's event.

2013-12-18

Xiangqi: Celebrates the close of a successful 7 day tournament

SPA - Sportaccord

The World Xiangqi Federation (WXF) held the final rounds of the Xiangqi tournament at the SportAccord World Mind Games this morning. 

2013-12-18

Draughts - Schwarzman knocks out Valneris in super blitz final

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Alexander Schwarzman from Russia has won the super blitz draughts event of the SportAccord World Mind Games 2013.

2013-12-18

Go: More Medals for China, Chinese Taipei, and Korea

IGF - International Go Federation

After yesterday’s high drama, the contests for the pair go medals ended comparatively quietly.

2013-12-18

Day 7 marks the close of the 3rd Edition of the Beijing SportAccord World Mind Games.

SPA - Sportaccord

9 Medal sets will be awarded this evening in all disciplines: Bridge, Chess, Go, Draughts & Xiangqi.

2013-12-18

Xiangqi: Wang Tangyi playing it safe

SPA - Sportaccord

On match day 6 the excitement about the match up between the two Chinese stars Wang Tangyi and Sun Yongzheng was big.

2013-12-17

Chess: Basque system chess a definite Mind Game

SPA - Sportaccord

Two players, twenty minutes and two chess boards is how the 2013 World Mind Games introduces the Basque system.

2013-12-17

Go: China and Chinese Taipei Rule Pair Go

SPA - Sportaccord

Pair go is a version of the game played by teams 2x2 on a single board. These competitions at the 2013 World Mind Games began with the teams from the Far East beating the opposition from Europe and North America in the morning, and then they tackled each other in the afternoon.

2013-12-17

Bridge: Individually Speaking

SPA - Sportaccord

The last of the Bridge Championships to be decided at the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games is perhaps the most challenging as the players must adopt a standard system and partner in turn all the other players.

2013-12-17

Super-Blitz: The Draughts Armageddon has begun

SPA - Sportaccord

Day 1 of 2 started today in the Super-Blitz Draughts competition. An all new event hosted by the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games.

2013-12-17

Cultural Programme: A final visit to learn and share enthusiasm for the game of Go

IGF - International Go Federation

Today’s Go school visit brought an end to the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games Cultural Programme. The International Go Federation, BODA and SportAccord representatives accompanied 15 Go players to the Fangzhou Campus of the Beijing Huajiadi Experimental Primary School. Upon arrival, 32 students were waiting for them, eager to test their skills.

2013-12-17

Day 6 features a new World Mind Games event in Draughts

SPA - Sportaccord

Super-blitz, referred to as the Armageddon or sudden death of Draughts is a new 2 day event to be included on the 2013 World Mind Games competition programme. Today the first round begins. 

2013-12-17

Bridge finals feature fantastic finishes

SPA - Sportaccord

There was no shortage of excitement as the Men's and Women's Pairs Championships concluded at the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games Day 5.  

2013-12-16

Go: Medals for Korea, China, and Chinese Taipei

SPA - Sportaccord

Today’s competitions were held in men’s team and women’s individual. The men's team competition came to a dramatic finish as China battled Korea for the gold medal.

2013-12-16

Draughts - School Visit

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Today, international draughts ambassador and four-fold world champion Darya Tkachenko from Ukraine and national draughts ambassador and world youth champion Hanqing Zhao together with IMSA vice president and FMJD president Harry Otten and SportAccord director Vlad Marinescu visited Beijing No. 4 High School, where draughts is a popular class and Beijing school champion Yuzhuo Bai is among the tale...

2013-12-16

Golden Moments

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Fulvio Fantoni takes his second Gold Medal at the SportAccord World Mind Games

2013-12-16

Day 5: Awards for Bridge, Chess and Go are waiting for winners

SPA - Sportaccord

The fifth day of the World Mind Games 2013 will be host to three award ceremonies for Pairs Bridge, Chess Blitz and Team’s Men & Women’s Individual Go. 

2013-12-16

The Red-Faced King: An Interview with Chou Chun-Hsun

IGF - International Go Federation

Chou Chun-Hsun 9p is a player that Chinese Taipei deserve to be proud of. Chou not only won the LG Cup in 2007, but is also one of their finest homegrown players in history. While many top players such as Chou U move to Japan or China to study, Chou Chun-Hsun is still at home and is now training the next generation of young hopefuls. Known as the ‘Red-Faced King’, Chou was inspired to aim for the ...

2013-12-15

They know their place

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Midway through the last session of the Men's Team final Monaco's Pierre Zimmermann stopped by to watch a few boards in the VuGraph theatre.

2013-12-15

School Visit to the VuGraph Presentation

WBF - World Bridge Federation

A class of some 25 students visitied the Bridge VuGraph yesterday afternoon

2013-12-15

Draughts - Chizhov takes pole position

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Alexey Chizhov from Russia has taken the pole position in the blitz event by beating his fellow front runner N'Cho Joel Atse from Ivory Coast in the first blitz game of today.

2013-12-15

Day 4: Belarus goes for a first gold medal

SPA - Sportaccord

The Beijing 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games are half way through. The Main event today focuses around the Draughts Blitz Finals for Men’s and Women’s categories. Joel N’Cho Atse (Ivory Coast) will challenge Andrei Tolchyau (Belarus), while Victoriya Motrichko (Ukraine) goes head to head with Olga Fedarovich (Belarus).

2013-12-15

Current Blitz Champion Valentina Gunina means business

SPA - Sportaccord

Blitz Chess started today with the first 10 rounds played. This category has a different format, whereby players will face-off two times and only have 3 minutes (+2 seconds added after every move) for an entire game.  

2013-12-14

World No. 1 Fulvio Fantoni: «We managed to beat Manchester United of bridge»

SPA - Sportaccord

After 7 hours and 3 th16 board segments the Monaco team managed to beat its opposition from Poland in a match that World No. 1 Fulvio Fantoni described as a battle against Manchester United in football in a flash interview.

2013-12-14

Bridge Ambassadors reap a Golden Reward

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Excitement was the order of the day today, as the Finals of the SportAccord World Mind Games Bridge Teams were played

2013-12-14

Draughts - Sensational performance Atse

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Noone had heard of him when N'Cho Joel Atse from Ivory Coast out of the blue qualified himself for the World Championship Finals in Russia this summer. And now he is in Beijing and again stuns everyone with his performance. The African talent after the first day of the blitz tournament has taken the lead together with tenfold World Champion Alexei Chizhov from Russia

2013-12-14

Bridge puzzle competition!

WBF - World Bridge Federation

A puzzle for our bridge fans. The one who gives the most precise answer will get a beautiful t-shirt exclusively signed by World No. 1 Fulvio Fantoni.

2013-12-14

School Children visit the Games

WBF - World Bridge Federation

A group of children who are learning to play bridge were invited to come and watch the end of the teams finals on Vu-Graph

2013-12-14

Day 3: Great events ahead of us!

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Today, medals will be won in Bridge. The World Mind Games hosts the Bridge Team Finals for Men: Monaco faces Poland, while in the Women’s Team Finals, England challenges China.

2013-12-14

Draughts - Feng Yao wins University Thriller

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Feng Yao of Beijing Union University is the winner of the SportAccord Draughts Championship for Students. 

2013-12-14

Draughts: Georgiev wins after exciting tiebreak

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

World champion Alexander Georgiev on the second and last day won the rapid tournament after a thrilling tiebreak with runner up Roel Boomstra. 

2013-12-14

Go: Complete victories for China, Korea, and Europe

SPA - Sportaccord

In the second day of men's team competition, the teams from China, Korea, and Europe crushed their opponents from Chinese Taipei, Japan, and North America. The score was 3-0 in every match. 

2013-12-14

Bridge versus Chess!

WBF - World Bridge Federation

As you know, one of the other sports contested here in Beijing is Chess. Last year some of the bridge players chatted with the chess players about the format and were told that the chess comprised various competitions, including classical, blitz and blindfold chess. Later that evening one of the bridge players commented ' I don't understand how they play blindfold - don't they keep ...

2013-12-14

Bridge: From One Generation to the Next

WBF - World Bridge Federation

The SportAccord World Mind Games have proved very exciting for two young English players – both Junior Internationals playing in their first International Championship at senior level, Sarah O’Connor and Sinéad Bird. Sarah is a Cambridge graduate now teaching Chemistry while Sinéad graduated in Economics and works for a wholesale perfumery company in London.

2013-12-13

Cultural Programme: Elementary and Middle school youngsters challenge masters

SPA - Sportaccord

Today's cultural programme began early, as 20 children arrived from the Beijing elementary and middle school to visit the World Mind Games venue and compete with Xiangqi champions.

2013-12-13

Xiangqi: Battle of the best

SPA - Sportaccord

The second day of the Beijing SportAccord World Mind Games marked the clash of the two best  Xiangqi nations: China vs Vietnam. We have seen many intense match-ups of athletes of these two dominating nations at previous World Mind Games and World Championships.  Media interest for this match was extremely high, with Beijing TV and CCTV both broadcasting live. 

2013-12-13

Chess: Russia leading after the 5th round was played

SPA - Sportaccord

A battle of champions was at stake as Valentina Gunina from Russia showed fine play in the Women's Rapid Games as she led the ranking table with 1 point after 5 rounds.

2013-12-13

Draughts: 5 steps to become a better draughts player

SPA - Sportaccord

A beginner’s guide from Frank Teer, President of the Technical Committee FMJD, International Master.

2013-12-13

Day 2: First medals in draughts and chess to be awarded

SPA - Sportaccord

The first medalists’ names in chess and draughts for SportAccord 2013 World Mind Games will be announced at 19:00 (GMT+8) in the Beijing International Convention Center.

2013-12-13

Go: History does not repeat itself

SPA - Sportaccord

Similar to the first SportAccord World Mind Games in 2011, the Korean men's team was hard set by the spirited team from Chinese Taipei. However, they rescued victory from the jaws of defeat when Kim Jiseok came from behind to defeat Wang Yuan-jyun by a fraction of a stone.

2013-12-12

Xiangqi: World Class Start

WXF - World XiangQi Federation

The Xiangqi competition of the Beijing 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games started  today and will run until Dec. 18. The top eight male and top four female players of the 13th Xiangqi World Championships, which were held in Huizhou this November, have been invited to battle for the gold medals in the Men’s individual and Women’s individual events.

2013-12-12

Georgiev takes lead by 'Dutch Campaign'

SPA - Sportaccord

Draughts - World Champion Alexander Georgiev from Russia on the first day of the rapid event took the lead after a successful 'Dutch campaign'. In the first round, he defeated Alexander Baliakin (Netherlands) after which he smashed Pim Meurs (Netherlands). In the third round, he also put pressure on the third Dutch top player Roel Boomstra but this time around did not obtain winning advant...

2013-12-12

SportAccord and Grandmasters visit Fangcaodi Teaching and Tutoring Center

SPA - Sportaccord

Chess Grandmasters, Peter Heine Nielsen and Bartek Heberla participated in the local school visit to the Fangcaodi Teaching and Tutoring Center in Beijing. This is the third time that both Grandmasters took part in a social activity associated to the World Mind Games Cultural Programme.

2013-12-12

Two clear leaders after the first day of Men’s and Women’s Chess events

SPA - Sportaccord

GrandMaster Peter Leko from Hungary earned 3.5 out of 4 after winning against Vachier-Lagrave from France in round 4. As expected former Rapid World Champion Karjakin has managed to position himself as one of the favourites after taking three wins in the first day.

2013-12-12

Online Winner Mbongo Arrived

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Winner of the SportAccord Online Draughts Cup Thomy Mbongo from Cameroon arrived in Beijing.

2013-12-12

2013 World Mind Games Broadcasting to reach 600 million

SPA - Sportaccord

This year the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games will reach 600 million viewers worldwide through 5 simultaneous HD productions. 

2013-12-12

A beautiful and cultural Opening Ceremony

SPA - Sportaccord

The great cooperation between the Local Organising Committee, SportAccord and all of the International Sports Federations was celebrated tonight as all united in the Beijing International Convention Center to kick-off the third consecutive edition of the event.

2013-12-11

Ju Wenjun visits Rado for a photo shoot and interview with Vogue Magazine

SPA - Sportaccord

Ju Wenjun, China's young chess ambassador visited Rado's flagship shop in Beijing and sat down with Vogue magazine to discuss her busy lifestyle.

2013-12-11

Renault-Nissan Alliance to Support Beijing 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games

SPA - Sportaccord

SportAccord announes a new partnership with the world famous alliance Renault Nissan.

2013-12-11

$1.4 million prize money will be shared among the best World Mind Games 2013 players

SPA - Sportaccord

More than 150 participants of the 2013 World Mind Games will compete for $1,4 mio prize money, said SportAccord General Director Vlad Marinescu at the event’s Opening Press Conference.

2013-12-11

Beijing Bridge News

WBF - World Bridge Federation

At the end of November PD Times won the 2013 China Class A Bridge Club League. In the finals – played in Taicang, Jiangsu – the Pan China Group team was defeated in straight sets (4-0). 

2013-12-11

FIDE publishes list of players who have been selected to participate in the SportAccord World Mind Games 2013

FIDE - Fédération Internationale des Échecs

FIDE publishes the list of players who have been selected to participate in the SportAccord Mind Games 2013.

2013-12-05

SportAccord World Mind Games announces schedule

SPA - Sportaccord

The competition schedule for Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi has been released.

2013-12-05

Alexandra Kosteniuk appointed as the Chess Ambassador of 2013 World Mind Games

FIDE - Fédération Internationale des Échecs

Alexandra Kosteniuk, the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion is the Ambassador of 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games.

2013-12-05

Online tournament in Go and Draughts kicks off today

SPA - Sportaccord

The fans of the World Mind Games can participate in the third edition of the online tournament.

2013-12-05

Alexandra Kosteniuk features in Cosmopolitan Russia

FIDE - Fédération Internationale des Échecs

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

2013-12-05

Fulvio Fantoni to promote Bridge as Ambassador at the 2013 SportAccord World Mind Games

WBF - World Bridge Federation

The World Bridge Federation nominated Fulvio Fantoni as the Ambassador of the sport at the 2013 World Mind Games.

2013-12-05

Online Tournament Winners

SPA - Sportaccord

The Online Tournament Winners revealed!

2013-12-05

Wang Wenfei as Chinese Bridge Ambassador

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Ms. Wenfei will represent Bridge at the World Mind Games 2013.

2013-12-05

World Bridge Federation announces list of players

WBF - World Bridge Federation

Some of the very best Bridge players will be present at the SportAccord World Mind Games 2013: Fulvio Fantoni (rank #1), Claudio Nunes (Rank #2) and Geir Helgemo (Rank #7) will be amongst those playing at the event.

2013-12-05

Draughts Players' List is now available

FMJD - Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames

Players from around the world will reunite in Beijing to face off at the Beijing International Convention Centre. Some of the world's reknown players including: Aleksandr Georgiev (current World Champion & 3-time European Champion), as well as Zoja Golubeva (13-time World Champion)will be among those ready for the challenge.

2013-12-05

2013 World Combat games - Thank you Saint Petersburg

SPA - Sportaccord

After nine days of intense competitions, the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games have come to an end. 

2013-10-29

Szasz wins gold in women’s epee for Hungary, Kruse takes the title in men’s foil for Great Britain

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

On the closing day of the World Combat Games, Emese Szasz (HUN) dominated the women’s epee event while Richard Kruse (GBR) succeed in men’s foil.

2013-10-26

Mrs Kovalenko: ‘A champion is made out of character, technique and heart’

IFS - International Sumo Federation

Mrs Olesya Kovalenko, the SportAccord World Combat Games ambassador for sumo, is “visiting as many competitions as possible” these days in Saint Petersburg. The Russian sumo star confesses her passion: “This is the greatest event of the year and I want to enjoy my time as much as possible.”

2013-10-26

Vincent Parisi: ‘My battle is to get ju-jitsu into the Olympic Games’

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

Mr Vicent Parisi, the SportAccord World Combat Games ambassador for ju-jitsu, is a natural born winner. After his successful career as a ju-jitsu fighter, he faces a next great challenge in his life. “My battle is to get ju-jitsu into the Olympic Games,” he declares. 

2013-10-26

The Tip of the Blade: Fencing, October 26

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

Saturday, October 26: the final day of the SportAccord World Combat Games will resound with the clinking of epees and foils.

2013-10-26

First Day of Wushu Offers Power, Speed and Dazzle

IWUF - International Wushu Federation

Wushu action thrilled the crowds today at the Spartak Arena as Men’s changquan forms kicked off the competition with jumps, flips and style. China’s Yu Lei showed razor precision in his movements and high jumps that brought cheers from the audience and won him first place. For silver, Hong Kong’s Man Chung Leung narrowly edged out Russian favorite Semen Udelov whose power and style captivated the ...

2013-10-26

Ju-Jitsu competitions are over

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

Nine finals took place on the second day of the Ju-Jitsu competitions in the World Combat Games. Sportsmen form 6 different countries won gold medals.

2013-10-25

Wrestling Tournament Completed

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

The Wrestling tournament is completed. Today there were three sets of medals in different weight categories and not a single match for gold was completed before time.

2013-10-25

Kickboxing Medal Rounds End With Success

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

The Kickboxing competition ended with medal rounds in the disciplines of low kick, full contact and point fighting on October 25, 2013 at the Yubileiny Sports Complex in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games.

2013-10-25

Low Kick competition complete

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

Four Kickboxing Low Kick finals were held on Friday, with Russian athletes winning three out of four.

2013-10-25

Fencing: Korea dominates women’s sabre and Estonia takes gold in men’s epee

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

In an all Korean final, Kim Jiyeon (KOR) took the gold medal in women’s sabre and Nikolai Novosjolov (EST) won the men’s epee event.

2013-10-25

Four medal sets in full contact kickboxing were awarded

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

Two gold medals for Russia, one goes to Norway and one to Hungary.

2013-10-25

Fencing: Quarterfinals Results

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

Women's sabre and men's epee quarterfinals are complete.

2013-10-25

Aikido Participants Comment the World Combat Games Experience

IAF - International Aikido Federation

Wednesday was departure day for the aikido participants of the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. We asked a few of them how they experience had been – the ups as well as the downs.

2013-10-25

Mr Theodoropoulos, JJIF president: ‘Ju-Jitsu can help society to become better’

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

Mr Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, president of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation, faces ju-jitsu’s challenges with optimism: “We are currently present in 72 countries and we expect to increase this number to 77 next year,” he says during the second day of ju-jitsu competitions at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games.

2013-10-25

Kickboxing, October 25. Preview of the Competition Day

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

The SportAccord World Combat Games competition finals will be held today at the Yubileiny Sports Complex. There are twelve divisions in the Point Fighting, Low Kick and Full Contact disciplines. The competition starts at 4 pm.    

2013-10-25

Russian Sanda King’s Fighting Farewell

IWUF - International Wushu Federation

Wushu’s former “Sanda King” Muslim Salikhov is Russia’s top sanda fighter, and set to fight against Egypt in the semi-finals tonight. His odyssey from beautiful Dagestan to China, Thailand and ultimately the MMA, has helped make him a top ambassador of sanda.

2013-10-25

Ju-jitsu. October 25. Preview of the Competition Day

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

On Friday, the second competition day of ju-jitsu will be held. Nine more medal sets will be wrapped up at the Yubileiny Sports Compex.

2013-10-25

Fencing and Wrestling, October 25 Preview of Competition Day

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

On Friday, October 25, there will be VIPs not only in the audience, but also among the fencers.

2013-10-25

Erba's Touch

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

The final match of fencers in the men's and women's categories continued after the battles for the third place.

2013-10-24

Ju-Jitsu. More smiles please!

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

Nine out of eighteen finals took place on the first day of the Ju-Jitsu competitions in the SportAccord World Combat Games and brought some smiles to the faces of athletes, their coaches and supporters.

2013-10-24

Women's boxing champions shared their delight

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Three winners of the women's boxing tournament at the Games spoke about their emotions after becoming champions.

2013-10-24

Taekwondo: The results

WTF - World Taekwondo Federation

At the Taekwondo tournament, the Iran men's National team and the Chinese women's National team took the gold medals. The Russian teams became the bronze medallists.

2013-10-24

Grappling competitions are completed

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

First to come were 71 kg athletes. At first Macej Polok from Poland beat Shamil Magomedov from Russia in the match for bronze. 

2013-10-24

Underwood is the queen of the ring

AIBA - International Boxing Association

AIBA Women’s World Championships bronze medallist US boxer Queen Underwood crowned at the women’s lightweight (60 kg) class in the last competition day of the boxing tournament. England’s Savannah Marshall (75 kg) and Russia’s Olesya Gladkova (51 kg) won the other weight classes in the Yubileiny Sports Complex.  

2013-10-24

interview of Karina Aznavourian, ambassador for fencing

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

Mrs Karina Aznavourian, the golden ambassador of fencing: “I keep my first Olympic medal in my heart”

2013-10-24

First day of Fencing

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

Foil fencer Caroline Elizabeth Golubitsky from Germany beat Korean Hee Cook Zheon quite confidently - 14:9, and Russian Veniamin Reshetnikov lost to Aron Szilagyi from Hungary with a score of 13:15. Russian fencer led 12:8 during the fight, but lost this advantage by giving the opponent four points in a row. 

2013-10-24

Ju-Jitsu, 24 October

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

On the opening day of Ju-Jitsu competition Pavel Korzhavykh (Russia) met Francisco Garcia Fernandez (Spain) in a -62 kg Fighting final. The Russian athlete won his bout comfortably and that set a tone for the rest of the day. That was the first out of four victories for hosts that night with Alexandra Ivanova (-70 kg women's Fighting), Ilia Borok (-77 men's Fighting) and Ilia Charkin (-94 ...

2013-10-24

Tightening of Belts - Ancient Wrestling Style Competitions

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

Today the St.Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex witnessed belt wrestling – an ancient style of wrestling, with images depicting it on cave paintings.

2013-10-24

Eight Russian gold medals on home soil in men’s boxing

AIBA - International Boxing Association

The Russian national male boxing team won eight gold medals at the SportAccord World Combat Games at the Yubileiny Sports Compex in St. Petersburg while Brazil and Uzbekistan also made it on the podium.    

2013-10-24

First titles for Korea and Italy in Fencing at the World Combat Games

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

The first titles in fencing at the World Combat Games went to Korea and Italy. GU Bongil (KOR) succeeded in men’s sabre while Carolina Erba (ITA) took the gold medal in women’s foil.

2013-10-24

Russian Stars Shoot for Wushu Gold

IWUF - International Wushu Federation

Despite some frosty weather, wushu is heating up for tomorrow’s competition at the Spartak Arena. With dazzling taolu forms and powerful sanda full-contact fighting, spectators will be treated to flashing swords and spears, lethal kicks and punches. 21 teams have traveled to beautiful St. Petersburg for this competition.

2013-10-24

WTF President Calls for Launch of Sport Peace Corps at SportAccord International Forum in St. Petersburg

WTF - World Taekwondo Federation

World Taekwondo Federation President Chungwon Choue has urged international sports leaders attending the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games to join his envisioned "Sport Peace Corps" project.

2013-10-24

Alexander Karelin: “Wrestling is creativity, poetry and human philosophy”

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

The final Greco-Roman match between the Russian team and the World team gathered many honoured wrestlers. Nine times champion Alexander Karelin, the SportAccord World Combat Games ambassador for wrestling told us about his experience at the Games so far.

2013-10-24

En garde!

FIE - Fédération Internationale dEscrime

Fencing started in the Saint-Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex. The best masters of sabres and foils will fight today for the SportAccord World Combat Games' medals.

2013-10-24

Muaythai says “Thank you, Spasibo Saint Petersburg”

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Seven days in one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Russia, Saint-Petersburg, came to an end and IFMA would like to thank everyone for organising such a fantastic event.

2013-10-24

Boxing Preview of Competition Day, October 24

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Boxing finals in 10 men's and 3 women's categories will be held in at the Yubileiny Sports Complex on Thursday at 2 pm.

2013-10-24

Russia vs. USA three-times in the boxing finals

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Thirteen finals will be held on the last competition day of the boxing tournament at the SportAccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. Three gold medal contests to be scheduled between Russia and the Unites States of America. 

2013-10-24

Ju-jitsu Preview of the Competition Day, October 24

SPA - Sportaccord

On Thursday, the ju-jitsu competition starts at the Yubileiny Sports Complex. Athletes will compete for nine sets of medals.

2013-10-24

Sakchye Tapsuwan: International Federation is doing it's best to promote Muaythai as an Olympic-level sport

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

The President of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, Sakchye Tapsuwan, and President of the Russian Muaythai Federation, Dmitry Putilin, at the press conference about Maythai competitions at the SportAccord World Combat Games discussed the results, Olympic perspectives for Muaythai and professionals participating at amateur competitions.

2013-10-24

IFMA Finals bring the House Down

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

The Yubileiny arena was electrifying thanks to an enthusiastic crowd while the VIP section was brimming with VIPs. Along with live coverage on national TV and Eurosport, it was the perfect ending to the 3 days of competition.

2013-10-24

Vlad Marinescu: "More than 120 countries are broadcasting the SportAccord World Combat Games".

SPA - Sportaccord

Vlad Marinescu, SportAccord Director General speaks about the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013 worldwide broadcasting.

2013-10-23

Muaythai: Review of the Final Day of Competition

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

On the final day of men's Muaythai competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games, there weren't one but two final bouts between athletes from Thailand and Russia

2013-10-23

Women's Muaythai competition is over

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

On Wednesday, women competed for three medal sets in Muaythai. Gold medals went to Norway, Thailand and Peru.

2013-10-23

Wrestling finals of 23 October

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

Final battles between men and women in grappling have finished. Today Russian piggy-bank was enriched by three gold and one silver medal.

2013-10-23

Ziyavutdin Isaev: «Grappling is wrestling used by the special forces»

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

– According to the official statistics, today it is practiced by approximately 170 people in the world. This wrestling is especially popular in three states: Russia, Japan, USA and Poland. FILA technical delegate, the Russian Wrestling Federation vice-president Ziyautdin Isaev told us today where grappling came from.  

2013-10-23

Wrestling in full swing

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

Preliminary matches in all weight categories are complete.

2013-10-23

A Challenge More Valuable than Gold

SPA - Sportaccord

“Our power is our unity.” Mr Marius Vizer, SportAccord President and the Head of the International Judo Federation, started by emphasising the strength of sport’s family in order “to build a better world together.” Mr Vizer invited the audience of the 'International Forum: Martial Arts and Combat Sports in Society’ to reflect on the question: “Do we live from sport or do we live for sport?”

2013-10-23

2013 World Combat League WAKO Kickboxing Semi-Finals Review

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

The kickboxing semi-finals was the second round of fighting for the WAKO kickboxing disciplines of point fighting, low kick and full contact. Two winners in each division moved on to the final medal round to determine who will be declared the 2013 World Combat Games champion!

2013-10-23

Wrestling Preview of Competition Day: 23 October

FILA - Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées

On Wednesday, 23 October, the Saint-Petersburg Sport and Concert Complex hosts grappling and Greco-Roman wrestling.

2013-10-23

Kickboxing Preview of Competition Day, October 23

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

There are no less than twelve categories in the SportAccord World Combat Games kickboxing competitions and the names of the finalists for each will be determined today at the Yubileiny Sports Complex.

2013-10-23

Taekwondo: Another Day of Competition at the Arena, October 23

WTF - World Taekwondo Federation

The Arena (Spartak) welcomes participants of the SportAccord World Combat Games after a day off. The Gyeorugi taekwondo team competition is taking place in Saint-Petersburg, from October 23-24.

2013-10-23

Muaythai October 23 Preview of Competition Day

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Muaythai fighters will compete for eleven medal sets on the final day of their SportAccord World Combat Games competitions. The finals starts at 4 pm.

2013-10-23

Kickboxing. Review of the Competition Day

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

On Wednesday, kickboxing held semi-finals in all disciplines and the names of the finalists were determined.

2013-10-23

Meet Ireland's Robbie McMenamey

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

Four Irish fighters advanced through the first round in the kickboxing discipline of point fighting. Robbie McMenamey boasts a World Combat Games title from 2010 in Bejing. Learn more about him in this interview by journalist Emily Cooper of SportMartialArts.com.

2013-10-23

Julie Gabriel: This competition is a big success for the International Savate Federation

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

On Tuesday, a press conference with Savate officials was held following the last medal ceremony.

2013-10-22

Furukawa stamps his authority in the 8th-dan kendo competition

FIK - International Kendo Federation

K. Furukawa and K. Tani from Japan fight off Korean rivals to meet in the final of the Men’s Special Invitational Individual kendo compeition for high ranked players (8th Dan). Furukawa takes the crown after a hard fought match of sublime kendo.

2013-10-22

Japanese women rule supreme in high ranked kendo competition

FIK - International Kendo Federation

Shimokawa becomes rules the roost in the womens high ranking kendo competition.

2013-10-22

Japan dominates Kendo competitions

FIK - International Kendo Federation

The two-day kendo tournament is completed. Competitions in kendo saw the highest number of dan participants, confirming once again the power of Japanese kendokas.

2013-10-22

France wins 6 gold medals in 8 Savate finals on Tuesday

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

Six finals in men's Savate Combat were held today. Four gold medals were won by French fighters. In Women's Assault, 2 more gold medals went to France.

2013-10-22

Interview with Gilles le Duigou - Savate Ambassador

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

Mr Le Duigou, savate's ambassador: 'Children and education are the most important for us'.  

2013-10-22

The Second Day of Aikido Demonstrations at the World Combat Games

IAF - International Aikido Federation

Tuesday was the second and last day of aikido demonstrations at the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. In an escalating level of complexity, it ended with demonstrations of the three Shihan teachers Ulf Evenås, Christian Tissier and Tsuruzo Miyamoto.

2013-10-22

Aikido Swords and Daggers!

IAF - International Aikido Federation

Today at the St-Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, the masters of spiritual energy are demonstrating aikido techniques using weapons – swords and daggers.

2013-10-22

Kendo Induction

FIK - International Kendo Federation

A kendo seminar for beginners took place in St. Petersburg SCC. The open class was given by Tatsio Hayashi.

2013-10-22

Daniel Soto: There is nothing more important than a win

AIBA - International Boxing Association

After the semi-finals in men's boxing, coach of the USA national team Daniel Soto shared his impressions about the performance of the American team. Out of 6 boxers representing USA, only 1 reached the final.

2013-10-22

Boxer Cresencio Ramos: I will fight better in the final

AIBA - International Boxing Association

In the 60 kg weight category, boxer Cresencio Ramos from the USA national team has qualified for the final.

2013-10-22

Women boxing - England’s Marshall is stronger than the Russian soldier

AIBA - International Boxing Association

The best ladies fought for the final places in the evening session of the boxing competition where the semi-finals have been held at the Yubileiny Sports Complex. After the high quality of boxing in the quarter-finals the best women athletes could raise the level of the boxing tournament where England’s top favourite Savannah Marshall advanced to the gold medal contest. 

2013-10-22

Savate Press Conference Tonight

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

On Tuesday, October 22 at 9 pm a press-conference on the results of the World Combate Games Savate competitions will be held in the press centre of Yubileiny Sports Complex.

2013-10-22

Aikido and Kendo at the SportAccord World Combat Games

SPA - Sportaccord

 Demonstration performances of aikido masters will begin at 2:00pm. The main difference will be the appearance of weapons in the hands of aikidokas. Head coach of team Russia Alexander Kachan :  

2013-10-22

Nine Russian finalists in men’s boxing

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Incredible nine Russian athletes advanced to the finals of the men’s boxing competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. 

2013-10-22

SportAccord VIPs & Sports Celebrities Enjoy Muaythai Semi Finals

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

The semi-finals of the IFMA muaythai competition attracted many VIPs from all different sports participating in the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013.

2013-10-22

Muaythai Semi Finals a Huge Success

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Yulibeiny Arena saw an exciting evening of muaythai with many VIPs including SportAccord President Mr. Marius Vizer on hand to witness excellent performances by the elite athletes of muaythai.

2013-10-22

Savate. October, 22. Preview of competition day

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

On the final day of the SportAccord World Combat Games, savate athletes will compete for eight medal sets — two of them will be in the women's Assaut discipline and the other six in the men's Combat discipline.

2013-10-22

Women's Savate Assaut -60kg Final

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

Tribou, France, on her way to the Gold Medal against Perini of Italy.

2013-10-22

Taekwondo Competition at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games to Kick Off on Oct. 23 in St. Petersburg, Russia

WTF - World Taekwondo Federation

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (October 22, 2013) --- The taekwondo competition of the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games will kick off on October 23, 2013 for a two-day run in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

2013-10-22

Boxing. October, 22. Preview of competition day

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Boxing semi-finals will be held in the Main arena at Yubileiny Sports Complex today. The first of the bouts starts at 2.30pm.

2013-10-22

Russians and Thais will compete for most gold medals in Muaythai

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

On Monday, semi-finals in all weight categories of Muaythai were held. 6 Russian and 5 Thai sportsmen will compete for gold medals of the SportAccord World Combat Games.

2013-10-22

Day 1 of Kickboxing

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

Day 1 of the kickboxing saw some interesting match ups in the point fighting style, first up was current Irish Open Grand champion Shauna Bannon against one of the best fighters in the -60kg division Adrienn Kadas. It was a close fight throughout and in the end was won by just a single point at 13-12 in favour of the Irsih girl. Also in the same category was the much anticipated bout between curre...

2013-10-21

Karate. Summary

WKF - World Karate Federation

Karate competitions ended at the Arena. A total of six medal sets were up for grabs on Monday in three weight classes in men’s and women’s competitions.

2013-10-21

World Combat Games kickboxing competitions have began on Monday. And it turned out to be a glorious day for some athletes while others were left shattered.

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

Anna Poskrebysheva (Russia) won her women's Low Kick quarter-final bout against Lizzie Largilliere (France) in category of 52 kg and will meet Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung from Vietnam. And Farinaz Lari (Iran) made it to the semi-final without a fight. Her next opponent is Zehra Gulgen from Turkey. Tonje Sorle from Norway will meet Lamyae Sdassi (Morocco) in women's Full Contact semi-final in ...

2013-10-21

Spirit energy masters

IAF - International Aikido Federation

The demonstration of the basic aikido techniques started at 2:00PM in St.Petersburg's Sports and Concert Complex.

2013-10-21

Women's Under 52kg Savate Assaut

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

Murru, Italy, in her Quarter-Final match with Mandefu from Belgium.

2013-10-21

Mr Takeyasu, FIK president: 'I still practice kendo once a week'

FIK - International Kendo Federation

Mr Yoshimitsu Takeyasu, the president of the International Kendo Federation, is a legendary kendōka who will never give up promoting the Japanese martial art all over the world. He will always keep kendo in his heart. "I still practice it once a week," he admits. 

2013-10-21

A Japan-less final for the Men's Individual Kendo Competition

FIK - International Kendo Federation

A Japan-less final for the Men's Individual Kendo Competition. Dubi from Hungary and Lee from Korea fight it out for the gold medal.

2013-10-21

Sakuma convincingly takes the women's individual kendo title

FIK - International Kendo Federation

Sakuma of Japan defeats dark horse Fadai from Germany to assert Japanese supremacy in the women's individual kendo event.

2013-10-21
2013-10-21

Kendo: the contest is in full swing

FIK - International Kendo Federation

The first leg in a kendo tournament has finished . Became known the quarter-finalists in female and male adult competitions , as well as semi-finalists in junior matches.

2013-10-21

Women’s Youth Individual Kendo Competition Report

FIK - International Kendo Federation

M. Matsumoto from Japan fends off all challenges and takes home the gold medal in the Women’s Youth Individual Kendo Competition.

2013-10-21

Marshall vs. Iakushina as the most anticipated semi-final in the Games

AIBA - International Boxing Association

Six females and eighteen males semi-finals will be held at the Sportaccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg at the Yubileiny Sports Complex on October 22. Some of the fights will be not only battles between the boxers but world class level to be expected including the most anticipated one which will be held between England’s Savannah Marshall and Russia’s Iaroslava Iakushina.

2013-10-21

The First Day of Aikido Demonstrations at the World Combat Games

IAF - International Aikido Federation

Monday was the first of the two days of aikido demonstrations at the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg. Eighty aikidoka from 32 countries  around the world showed a multitude of aikido techniques and training forms for a total of four hours. Tuesday will have even more.

2013-10-21

Muaythai. October, 21. Preview of competition day

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Muaythai semi-finals will be held in the Main arena at Yubileiny Sports Complex today. The first of the bouts starts at 6pm.

2013-10-21

Artem Levin - Local National Muaythai Hero

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Chairman of the Athletes Commission, Multiple World Champion and Team Captain of Russia.

2013-10-21

Kickboxing draws for fighting match-ups at World Combat Games

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

During the evening of 20 October, 2013 at the SportAccord World Combat Games, kickboxing completed draws to set the match-ups for the semi-final eliminations to be held on the first day of competition. Over 32 countries are represented in three categories of competition at this event being held in Saint-Peterburg, Russia from October 18-26, 2013. Over the next five days, new kickboxing champions w...

2013-10-21

Thai Team in high spirit, oj-oj!

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

The National team of Thailand, the motherland of Muaythai, knows very well that the World Combat Games is the most prestigious combat sports event.

2013-10-21

International Aikido Seminar at World Combat Games

IAF - International Aikido Federation

The aikido participation in the World Combat Games held in St. Petersburg also included a one-day international seminar, where the three shihan teachers of the event and Waka Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba were teaching one class each. The seminar took place on Sunday in the Volleyball Academy Platonov, with around 200 participants – the 80 aikidoka who are to have their own demonstrations on Monday and...

2013-10-21

Marius Vizer: I am satisfied with competitiveness at the Games

SPA - Sportaccord

President of SportAccord Marius Vizer shared his impressions from the first days of the World Combat Games.

2013-10-20

A world-class Kata lesson by French karateka Scordo

WKF - World Karate Federation

A wonderful mix of technique, rapidity and, above all, elegance. These three elements compose the definition of the women's Kata great final. Sandy Brigitte Scordo, representing France, overcame the brilliant Spanish karateka Yaiza Martín with a world-class exhibition. The score (5:0) reflects the fantastic performance by Scordo. Martín, bronze medal at the World Championship in Paris 2012, wi...

2013-10-20

Savate, Assaut and Canne de Combat champions shared their delight

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

2013-10-20

English women Olympians proved their skills on Day 1 of the boxing competitions

AIBA - International Boxing Association

The women’s boxing competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games has started with a high quality of boxing in Saint-Petersburg, Russia where England’s two Olympian stars shined on Day 1 of the boxing competitions. The winners of the first session are guaranteed medallists in the Games.   

2013-10-20

Masterclass with Sensei

IAF - International Aikido Federation

An international Aikido seminar organised by the International Aikido Federation and the National Aikido Council of Russia took place at the Platonov Volleyball Academy on Sunday

2013-10-20

Mrs Julie Gabriel, FISav president: 'I love savate because of its values'

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

"Savate is a matter of ethics, respect and fair play." That is why Julie Gabriel, the president of the Fédération Internationale de Savate, fell in love with this French combat sport when she discovered it many years ago. She underlines the main reason of her passion: "I love savate because of its values."

2013-10-20

Judo of the rising sun

IJF - International Judo Federation

The men's team judo contest is over, again bringing team Japan on the podium in this martial art.

2013-10-20

Brazilians on the way to the final glory in boxing

AIBA - International Boxing Association

The boxing competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games has started with its quarter-finals in the Yubileiny Sports Palace in Russia’s second largest metropolis in Saint-Petersburg. The Brazilians proved their dominance in the opening day of the competition winning both of their male contests on day 1, which guarantees them at least a bronze in the Games.

2013-10-20

Aikido Ambassador Meets Children at Hospital

IAF - International Aikido Federation

Saturday morning, several of the World Combat Games Ambassadors visited the Republican Clinical Hospital in St. Petersburg, where orphan children with HIV are treated. So did Aikido Ambassador Mitsuteru Ueshiba.  

2013-10-20

Boxing. October 20. Preview of competition day

AIBA - International Boxing Association

The Boxing competition is starting on Sunday. According to the tournament regulations medals are guaranteed to some of the participants even before their first fight.

2013-10-20

France vs Mongolia and Japan vs Uzbekistan in judo men's semifinals

IJF - International Judo Federation

Men's team contest quarterfinals have just finished.

2013-10-20

Gerhard Schmitt, DO on Ring 2 for the Savate, and Judge & Referee for Canne de Combat:

FIK - International Kendo Federation

"I am really impressed by the superb facility and the competition itself. As far as the Savate competition is concerned, things couldn't really have gone much better."

2013-10-20

Savate. October 20. Preview of competition day

FISAV - Federation Internationale de Savate

Three full medal sets will be at stake in the Savate competitions at the Yubileiny Sports Complex on Sunday. The names of the bronze medallists in other categories will also be revealed later today.

2013-10-20

The Karate competitions began at the Arena as part of the programme of the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013

WKF - World Karate Federation

Finalists of the Karate Kata and also in two weight classes in men’s and women’s Kumite competition have been chosen on Sunday morning. The tournament began with a group stage, followed by semifinals. Martin Abello Yaiza (ESP) will face Scordo Sandy Brigitte (FRA) in the Kata women’s competition final. Kiyuna Ryo of Japan will face Diaz Fernandez Antonio Jose (VEN) in the Kata men’s competition fi...

2013-10-20

Second Day of Sumo Competition

IFS - International Sumo Federation

The sumo competition continues in the Saint-Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex

2013-10-19

Mr Tanaka, ISF president: ‘The more countries involved in sumo the better’

IFS - International Sumo Federation

Mr Hidetoshi Tanaka, president of the International Sumo Federation, is “enjoying a lot” the competition at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games that is taking place in Saint-Petersburg . When the first day of matches was about to finish, Mr. Tanaka was ready to declare: “The level of the tournament is good.”

2013-10-19

Announcement: Karate.October 20.

SPA - Sportaccord

The representatives of Karate will compete for the medals of the SportAccord 2013 World Combat Games on Sunday.

2013-10-19

SportAccord delegation visits Republican Clinic Hospital Orphanage

SPA - Sportaccord

SportAccord and IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer led a SportAccord delegation as they visited Republican Clinic Hospital Orphanage as part of the World Combat Games' rich cultural programme on Saturday morning.

2013-10-19

Second day at World Combat Games ends with medals in Judo, Sambo and Sumo

SPA - Sportaccord

The second day of 2013 World Combat Games continued with competitions in Judo, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate and Sumo. Three of the sports; Judo, Sambo and Sumo ended with  medallists as following:

2013-10-19

Sambo. Comments of the winner and medalists in the men's under 74 kg weight class

FIAS - Fédération Internationale de Sambo

Ali Kurzhev (Russia) won the competitions, Dmitro Babiichuk (Ukraine) took the silver medal, Alejandro Clara from Argentina and Kakha Mamulashvili from Georgia became the bronze medallists.

2013-10-19

«This is Vasya!»

IFS - International Sumo Federation

The Sumo tournament at the SportAccord 2013 World Combat Games finished positively for Saint-Petersburg, with Russian athletes taking the top places in both the men's and women's open division.

2013-10-19

One For All And all For One. Announcement for 20 October, St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex

IJF - International Judo Federation

The whole Sports and Concert Complex is looking at the judo mat where judo team contest takes place on Sunday.

2013-10-19

The Kendo floor

FIK - International Kendo Federation

The Sumo dohyo makes way for the wooden Kendo floor.

2013-10-19

Extensive TV Coverage for 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games

SPA - Sportaccord

The 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games will reach fans worldwide thanks to extensive TV coverage that will include live broadcast from 18 channels in Latin America, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Malaysia, Romania and the Pan-Middle East.

2013-10-19

Announcement: Sambo. October 18

FIAS - Fédération Internationale de Sambo

Before the preliminary fights, demonstrations will be held. Wrestlers will demonstrate the most effective methods of Sambo.

2013-10-18

Preview of competitions in “Arena” on October, 19.

FIAS - Fédération Internationale de Sambo

On Saturday, October 19, Sambo wrestlers finish the competitive program. The medals will have their owners in one women discipline - category 56 kg and two men disciplines - categories 74 and over 100 kg.

2013-10-18

Arena for the Aikido Demonstrations at the World Combat Games

IAF - International Aikido Federation

The aikido demonstrations at the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg will take place in the Peterburgsky arena on Gagarina Avenue. It's a very impressive building, bigger than any dojo you ever came across.

2013-10-18

Day 1 of Sambo at SportAccord World Combat Games in St Petersburg

FIAS - Fédération Internationale de Sambo

Eighty-five athletes from 39 countries representing five continents will compete in six weight categories for medals in the Sambo tournament at this prestigious multi-sport event. The Sambo wrestlers have two days for this at the Arena sports complex. Today we shall tell you about developments on the morning of the first day of competition, when we found out who will be wrestling at 14:00 for meda...

2013-10-18

Press conference opening 2013 World Combat Games

SPA - Sportaccord

The Opening Press Conference took place at the Itar-Tass offices in Saint Petersburg.  

2013-10-18

First medals in Sumo and Sambo on the first day of 2013 World Combat Games

SPA - Sportaccord

The first day of 2013 World Combat Games was a great start to the 9 days of competitions. Sumo and Sambo had its first events today with finals in the afternoon.  

2013-10-18

Names of the semifinalists in Muaythai were revealed today

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

On 19th october Muaythai quaterfinals were held in all weight classes.

2013-10-18

Valentina Shevchenko: I am here not just to participate, but to win!

IFMA - nternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Valentina Shevchenko (Peru), seven-time Muaythai world champion and gold medal winner at the last SportAccord World Combat Games, won her first fight versus Zuunast Altansukh (Mongolia) by a knockout. Valentina said that she is pleased with the organisation of the tournament and shared her goal for the Games.

2013-10-18

Marina Mokhnatkina: "The same rivals will be in the World championships"

FIAS - Fédération Internationale de Sambo

Marina Mokhnatkina, the winner of the World Combat Games in Sambo, up to 68kg weight category, talked about her impressions of the competitions.

2013-10-18