The World Combat Games 2013


The Second World Combat Games were held in St. Petersburg from 18th to 26th October 2013. The 2013 Games were supported by the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

The first ever World Combat Games took place in 2010 in Beijing. In 2013, St. Petersburg won the right to host the II World Combat Games, having been selected from among many other famous cities around the world.

Today the Games combine 15 Olympic and non-Olympic sports, including aikido, boxing, wrestling, judo, jujitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, muay thai, sambo, sumo, taekwondo and wushu. In 2013, savate and fencing were included for the first time in the Games’ event schedule.

The 2013 World Combat Games were held under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee and with the support of the Russian Government.

The Second World Combat Games take their rightful place next to other world-class sporting events held in Russia, such as the 2013 Kazan World Summer Universiade and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018.

The Games were celebrated with a dedicated, extensive cultural program organised jointly by the Government of St. Petersburg and the World Club of St. Petersburg.

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation acted as the General Partner of the Second World Combat Games.