List of world sports championships


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.

Open Gender World Championship Titles


Sport Competition name Competing entities First
held
Current holder Next Frequency Details and notes
Air racing Red Bull Air Race World Championship Individuals 2003 Matt Hall (2019) Defunct Annual Not held in 2011–2013, discontinued for 2020
Auto racing
A1 Grand Prix Nations 2005–06 Republic of Ireland (2008–09) Defunct Annual
Formula One World Championship Individuals 1950 Lewis Hamilton (2020) 2021 Annual
Constructors 1958 Mercedes (2020)
FIA World Endurance Championship Individuals 2012 Mike Conway

Kamui Kobayashi

José María López (2019–20)

2021 Annual
Manufacturers Aston Martin (2019–20)
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 Stephane Peterhansel (2019) 2020 Annual
Teams X-Raid (2019)
FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas Individuals 2019 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 X-Raid (2019)
World Rally Championship Individuals 1977 Sébastien Ogier (2020) 2021 Annual
Manufacturers 1973 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT (2020)
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 Gabriele Tarquini (2018) 2019 Annual "World Touring Car Cup" was used between 1993 and 1995 when it was a single event.
Teams 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 Callum Bradshaw (2020) 2021 Annual
Bull riding PBR Global Cup Nations 2017  USA (2020) 2021 Annual
PBR World Cup Nations 2007 Brazil (2010) Defunct Annual Discontinued after 2010
Gliding FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Individuals 1985 Ferenc Tóth (2018) 2019 Annual
Nations 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 Jorge Martin (2018) 2019 Annual Until 2012 as 125cc
Moto2 Individual 2010 Francesco Bagnaia (2018) Until 2010 as 250cc
MotoGP Individual 2002 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 Jason Anderson (2018) 2019 Annual
Motocross World Championship MX2 Individual 2003 Jorge Prado Garcia (2018) 2019 Annual
MXGP Individual 2003 Jeffrey Herlings (2018)
MX2 Constructor 2003 KTM (2018) 2019 Annual
MXGP Constructor 2003 KTM (2018)
FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship Riders 1999 Sam Sunderland (2019) 2020 Annual
Manufacturers 1999 KTM (2019)
FIM Bajas World Cup Riders 2012 Benjamin Melot (2019) 2020 Annual
Manufacturers 2012 KTM (2019)
FIM World Enduro Championship E3 2004 Steve Holcombe (2018) 2019 Annual
E2 2004 Eero Remes (2018)
E1 2004 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 Bartosz Zmarzlik (2020)[1] 2019 Annual
Individual Ice Racing World Championship Individuals[2] 1966 Dmitry Koltakov (2017) 2018 Annual
Team Ice Racing World Championship Nations 1979 Russia (2017) 2018 Annual
Sidecar World Championship Pairs 1949 Ben Birchall (driver) &
Tom Birchall (passenger) (2018)
2019 Annual
Endurance FIM World Championship Team 1975 F.C.C TSR Honda France (2018) 2019 Annual
Superbike World Championship Individuals 1988 Jonathan Rea (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Kawasaki (2018)
Supersport World Championship Individuals 1999 Sandro Cortese (2018) 2019 Annual
Manufacturers Yamaha (2018)
FIM Superstock 1000 Championship Individuals 2000 Markus Reiterberger (2018) Defunct Annual
Manufacturers BMW S1000RR (2018)
Practical shooting IPSC Handgun World Shoots Individuals 1975 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 Josh Froelich (2018) 2021
Teams Russia Standard Team (2018) Roman Anikin, Roman Khalitov, Sergey Orlov
Oleg Kudryavtsev
IPSC Action Air World Shoots Individuals 2018 Chun Ki Wu (2018) 2021
Teams Hong Kong (2018)
Motorboat racing F1 Powerboat World Championship Individual 1981 Shaun Torrente (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 Season got cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Motorboat (Jet Ski) Aquabike World Championship (powerboating) Individual 1996 Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq (Runabout GP1) 2020

Stian Schjetlein (Ski Division GP1 Man) 2020, Jessica Chavanne (Ski Division Woman) 2020, Rashid Al Mulla (Freestyle) 2020

2021 Annual 2020 Season was made of only one GP as all the remaining GP were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Radio-controlled car racing IFMAR 1:8 IC Track World Championship Individual 1977 Shoki Takahata (2019) 2021 Biennial
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 2WD Individual 1985 Spencer Rivkin (2019) 2021 Double header single host event
IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship, 4WD Individual Bruno Coehlo (2019)
IFMAR 1:5 Touring Car World Championship Individual 2001 Marko Grigić (2019) 2021
IFMAR 1:8 IC GT World Championship Individual 2020 Jörn Neumann (2020) 2021
IFMAR 1:8 IC Off-Road World Championship Individual 1986 Davide Ongaro (2018) 2020
IFMAR 1:12 Electric Track World Championship Individual 1982 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 Andy Murray (2020) Not held from 1986 through 2016, ran as World Cup event in 2018.
IFMAR 1:10 ISTC World Championship Individual 2000 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 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 Masami Hirosaka (2000) Defunct Biennial until 2002
IFMAR 1:10 235mm IC Track World Championship Individual 2000 Brian Berry (2002) Defunct Biennial until 1984
Radio-controlled boat sailing IRSA10 Rater World Championships Individual 1999 Brad Gibson (2016) Undefined Various Authorised by World Sailing and the International Radio Sailing Association
IRSA – A Class World Championships Individual Graham Bantock (2005) Undefined Various
IRSA – Marblehead World Championships Individual Brad Gibson (2018) Biennial Various
IRSA – One Metre World Championship Individual 1994 Zvonko Jelacic (2017) 2019 Biennial
Sailing Class World Championships Individuals and Teams Annual The majoirty of sailing 100+ Annual World Championships are none gender specific
Speedcubing WCA World Championship Individuals 1982 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 1 (2019) 2021 Biannual Note: Countries can form multiple teams

Male World Championship Titles


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

(2019)

Slalom 1931 Marcel Hirscher

(2019)

Alpine combined 1932 Alexis Pinturault

(2019)

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Alexis Pinturault

(2020–21)

2021–22 Annual
Nations Switzerland (2020–21)
World Para Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1972 Winners in 30 events (2021) 2023 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 (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Aquatics FINA World Aquatics Championships Individuals[R] 1973 Most medals: (2019) 2022 Biennial
World Diving Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 5 events (2019) 2022 Biennial
FINA Diving World Cup Individuals 1979 Most medals: (2021) 2023 Biennial
FINA Swimming World Cup Individuals 1988-89 Vladimir Morozov (2019) 2021 Annual
FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Individuals[R] 1993 Most medals: (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: (2019) 2021 Biennial
Archery World Archery Championships Individual recurve 1931 Brady Ellison (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 James Lutz (2019) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve 1931 China (2019) 2021 Biennial
Team compound 1995 South Korea (2019) 2021 Biennial
World Indoor Archery Championships Individual recurve 1991 Sjef van den Berg (2018) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve Netherlands (2018)
Individual compound Mike Schloesser (2018)
Team compound United States (2018)
Archery World Cup Individual recurve 2006 Brady Ellison (2019) 2021 Annual
Individual compound 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) 2022 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 Most wins:  Brazil 5,  Germany 4,  Italy 4
FIFA Club World Cup Clubs 2000 Bayern Munich (2020) 2021 Annual Annual since 2005, Most wins: Real Madrid 4, Barcelona 3, Corinthians 2, Bayern Munich 2
ConIFA World Football Cup Nations 2014  Kárpátalja (2018) 2022 Biennial Replaced the Viva World Cup
Athletics World Athletics Championships Individuals[R] 1983 Most medals: (2019) 2022 Biennial 1983–1991 held quadrennially, biennially starting 1993
IAAF Continental Cup Continents 2010 United States (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
World Athletics Indoor Championships Individuals[R] 1985 Most medals: (2018) 2022 Biennial
World Athletics Cross Country Championships Individuals 1973 Joshua Cheptegei

(2019)

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

(2018)

2022 Biennial
Team 20km Japan (2018)
Individual 50km Hirooki Arai (2018)
Team 50km 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 Kento Momota (2019) 2021 Annual Annually since 2006; Not held in Summer Olympic years.
Doubles Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan (2019)
Thomas Cup Nations 1949  China (2018) 2020 Biennial Since 1984, it has been held concurrently with the women's Uber Cup. Most wins:  Indonesia 13,  China 10,  Malaysia 5
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 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bandy Bandy World Championship Nations 1957  Russia (2019) 2022 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 Bollnäs GIF (2019) 2021 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 WBSC) were separated by three years (2006, 2009); moved to quadrennially in 2013 and after. 2021 postponed until 2023. Most wins:  Japan 2,  Dominican Republic and  United States 1
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. Most wins:  United States 5,  Yugoslavia 5,  Soviet Union 3
FIBA 3x3 World Cup Nations 2012  United States (2019) 2021 Annual Biennial until 2016
FIBA Intercontinental Cup Clubs 1966 Hereda San Pablo Burgos (2021) 2022 Annual
Wheelchair Basketball World Championship Nations 1973 Great Britain (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Basque Pelota Basque Pelota World Championships Nations 1952 France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Beach soccer FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Nations 1995  Portugal (2019) 2021 Biennial Most wins:  Brazil 14,  Portugal 3,  Russia 2
Beach volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Nations 1997 StoyanovskiyKrasilnikov (2019) 2022 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 10 km 1974 Martin Ponsiluoma (2021) 2022 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic Years
Pursuit 12.5 km 1997 Émilien Jacquelin

(2021)

Mass start 15 km 1999 Sturla Holm Lægreid

(2021)

Individual 20 km 1958 Sturla Holm Lægreid (2021)
Relay 4x7.5 km 1966 Norway (2021)
Summer Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1996 (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancel
Biathlon World Cup Individuals overall 1977 Johannes Thingnes Bø (2020-21) 2021-22 Annual
Individuals relay 2000-01 Norway (2020-21) 2021-22 Annual
Para Biathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 (2021) 2023 Annual
Billiards WPA World Eight-ball Championship Individuals 2004 Chang Jung-lin (2012) Defunct
WPA World Blackball Championship Individuals 2006 Scott Gillespie (2018) 2020
IPA World Blackball Championship Individuals 2014 Jon McAllister (2020) 2021
WEPF Eight-ball Pool World Championship Individuals 1993 Mick Hill (2019) 2020
WPA World Nine-ball Championship Individuals 1990 Feder Gorst (2019) 2021 Annual
WPA World Ten-ball Championship Individuals 2008 Ko Ping-chung (2019) 2023 Annual
World Billiards Championship (English billiards) Individuals 1870 Peter Gilchrist (2019) 2020 Annual
IBSF World Billiards Championship (English billiards) Individuals 1926 Time: Pankaj Advani
Points: Peter Gilchrist (2019)
2021 Annual
World Straight Pool Championship Individuals 2006 Shane Van Boening (2019) 2021 Annual
WPA World Artistic Pool Championship Individuals 2000 (2019)  ?? Annual
World Cup of Pool Individuals 2006 Mario He&Albin Ouschan (2019) 2021 Annual
Blind Football IBSA Blind Football World Championships - B1 Nations 1998 Brazil (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
IBSA Blind Football World Championships - B2/B3 Nations 1998 Ukraine (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bobsleigh FIBT World Championships Four man 1930 Francesco Friedrich
Candy Bauer
Alexander Schüller
Thorsten Margis (2021)
2022 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic years.
Two man 1931 Francesco Friedrich
Alexander Schüller (2021)
IBSF Para Sport World Championship Nations 2016 (2021) 2023 Annual
Bodybuilding IFBB World Men´s Bodybuilding Championships Individuals (2019) 2021 Annual
World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships Individuals 1979 (2009) Defunct
Bowls World Bowls Championship Singles 1966 Shannon McIlroy (2016) 2020 Quadrennial
Pairs Aaron Wilson, Brett Wilkie (2016)
Triples Andrew Knapper, Jamie Walker, Robert Paxton (2016)
Fours Blake Signal, Mike Kernaghan, Mike Nagy, Ali Forsyth (2016)
Team New Zealand (2016)
World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1979 Mark Dawes (2021) 2022 Annual
Pairs Mark Dawes, Jamie Chestney (2021)
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 Franz Anton (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years.
C-1 team 1949 Slovakia (2019)
C-2 1949 2019 not take place
C-2 team 1949 2019 not take place
K-1 1949 Jiří Prskavec (2019)
K-1 team 1949 Spain (2019)
Extreme K1 2017 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 Torbjörn Blomdahl (2019) 2021 Annual
Teams 1981 Murat Naci Çoklu/Lütfi Çenet (2019)
Three-Cushion World Cup Individuals 1986 Dick Jaspers (2019) 2021 Annual total 7 competitions
World Five-pins Championship Individuals 1965 Alejandro Martinotti (2017) TBA
World Championship 5 Pins National Teams Teams 2019 Italy (2019) TBA
Artistic Billiards World Championship Individuals 1937 Turkey (2012) Defunct
Carrom Carrom World Championship Men's Singles 2016  India Prashant More (2016) Defunct
Men's Doubles 2016 Sandeep Deorukhkar/Riyaz Akbar (2016)
Men's Team 2016 Sri Lanka (2016)
Carrom World Cup Nations 2002  Sri Lanka (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Climbing IFSC Climbing World Championships Lead 1991 Adam Ondra (2019) 2021 Biennial
Bouldering 2001 Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
Speed 1991 Ludovico Fossali (2019)
Combined 2012 Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead 1989 Adam Ondra (2019) 2021 Annual
Bouldering 1999 Tomoa Narasaki (2019)
Speed 1998 Bassa Mawem (2019)
Combined 1998 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 Most wins:  Australia 5,  West Indies 2,  India 2
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. Most wins:  West Indies 2, multiple countries 1
ICC World Test Championship (Test format) Nations 2019-21  England[lower-alpha 1] 2021-23 Biennial[lower-alpha 1] 2 year League format concluding with a final
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 (2017) 2022 once in five years
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 15 km & 18 km 1925 Hans Christer Holund (2021) 2023 Biennial
50 km 1925 Emil Iversen (2021)
Skiathlon 15+15 km 1993 Alexander Bolshunov (2021)
Sprint 2001 Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (2021)
Relay 4x10 km 1933 Norway (2021)
Team sprint 2005 Norway (2021)
World Para Nordic Skiing Championships Individuals 1974 Winners in 19 events (2021) 2023 Biennial
FIS Cross-Country World Cup Individuals 1973-74 Alexander Bolshunov(2020-21) 2021-22 Annual
Curling World Curling Championships Nations 1959  Sweden (2021) 2022 Annual 2020 cancellation
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1927 Julian Alaphilippe

(2020)

2021 Annual
Time trial 1994 Filippo Ganna (2020)
Team time trial (trade teams) 2012 2019 not take place
Team time trial (nations) 1962 Italy (1994)[3] Defunct Annual
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 1950 Mathieu van der Poel (2021) 2022 Annual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country 1990 Jordan Sarrou (2020) 2021 Annual
Downhill 1990 Reece Wilson (2020)
Four cross 2002 Mitja Ergraver (2016) Defunct
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Individuals 1990 Nino Schurter (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX 2019 2021 Annual
Cross-country eliminator 2012 Titouan Perrin-Ganier (2018)
Trials 20-inch 1992 Thomas Pechhacker (2019)
Trials 26-inch 1995 Sergi Llongueras (2019)
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Individuals and nations 1893 Winners in 10 events (2020); Most medals: 2021 Annual
UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Individuals 2003 (2020) 2021 Annual
UCI Trials World Championships Individuals 1986 (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI BMX World Championships Individuals 1982 Twan Van Gendt (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships Individuals 1956 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 (2020) 2021 Annual
Darts BDO World Darts Championship Individuals 1978 Wayne Warren (2020) 2021 Annual
PDC World Darts Championship Individuals 1994 Gerwyn Price

(2021)

2022 Annual Most wins: Phil Taylor 14, Michael van Gerwen 3, Gary Anderson 2
PDC World Cup of Darts Doubles 2010 Wales (Gerwyn Price & Johnny Clayton) (2020) 2021 Annual Most wins: England 4, Netherlands 4, Scotland and Wales 1
WDF World Cup Nations 1977 Netherland (2019) 2021 Biennal
Dodgeball World Dodgeball Championships Nations 2012 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 Enzo Lefort (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years.
Foil team 1930 United States (2019)
Épée 1921 Gergely Siklósi (2019)
Épée team 1930 France (2019)
Sabre 1922 Oh Sang-uk (2019)
Sabre team 1930 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 Most wins:  Pakistan 4,  Netherlands 3,  Australia 3
Indoor Hockey World Cup Nations 2003  Austria (2018) 2022 Quadrennial Most wins:  Germany 3,  Netherlands 1,  Austria 1
Figure skating World Figure Skating Championships Individuals 1896 Nathan Chen (2021) 2022 Annual
Finswimming Finswimming World Championships Individuals 1976 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Finswimming World Cup Individuals 2014 (2019) 2022 Annual
Fistball Fistball World Cup Nations 1968 Germany (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Flag football IFAF Flag Football World Championship Nations 2002 United States (2018) 2021 Biennial 2020 Not Take Place
Floorball World Floorball Championships Nations 1996 Finland (2018) 2020 Biennial
Freestyle Skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls 1986 Mikaël Kingsbury

(2021)

2023 Biennial
Dual Moguls 2001 Mikaël Kingsbury (2021)
Aerials 1986 Maxim Burov (2021)
Half-pipe 2005 Nico Porteous (2021)
Slopestyle 2011 Andri Ragettli (2021)
Ski cross 2005 Alex Fiva (2021)
Big air 2019 Oliwer Magnusson (2021)
Futsal FIFA Futsal World Cup Nations 1989  Argentina (2016) 2021 Quadrennial Most wins:  Brazil 5,  Spain 2,  Argentina 1
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 (2018) 2022 Qradrennial
Golf Mission Hills World Cup Nations 1953 Belgium (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Golf Championships WGC Championship 1999 Collin Morikawa (2021) 2022 Annual
WGC Match Play 1999 Billy Horschel (2021) 2022 Annual
WGC Invitational 1999 Justin Thomas (2020) 2021 Annual
WGC-HSBC Champions 1999 Rory McIlroy (2019) 2021 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 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Group 1974 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 (2021) 2023 Biennial Most wins:  France 6,  Sweden 4,  Romania 4
IHF Super Globe Clubs 1997 FC Barcelona (2019) 2021 Annual
Handball (Beach handball) World Men's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 Brazil (2018) 2022 Biennial
Ice hockey IIHF World Championship Nations 1920  Canada (2021) 2022 Annual Cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most wins:  Canada,  Soviet Union and  Russia 27,  Czechoslovakia and  Czech Republic 12,  Sweden 11
World Para Ice Hockey Championships Nations 1996 PoolA: United States (2019)
PoolB: Russia (2019)
PoolC: China (2018)
2021 - PoolA Annual
World Cup of Hockey Nations 1976 (as Canada Cup)  Canada (2016) Unknown Quadrennial Most wins:  Canada 6,  Soviet Union 1,  United States 1
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.[4]
FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Nations 1995  United States (2019) 2021 Annual
Indoor Soccer WMF World Cup Nations 2015 Mexico (2019) 2021 Biennial
Judo World Judo Championships Individuals 1956 Japan (2019) 2021 Annual
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1970 Japan (2018) 2021 Triennial
Rogaining World Rogaining Championships Nations 1992 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 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kabaddi IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Standard style) Nations 2004 India (2016) 2020
IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style) Nations 2010 Pakistan (2020)
Karate Karate World Championships Individuals 1970 Winners in 8 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1970 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 Roman Repilov (2021) 2023 Annual
Men's doubles 1955 Toni Eggert
Sascha Benecken (2021)
FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships Men's singles 1979 Thomas Kammerlander (2021) 2023 Biennial
Men's doubles 1979 Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara (2021)
2023 Biennial
Modern pentathlon World Modern Pentathlon Championships Individual 1949 Valentin Belaud (2019) 2021 Annual
Team 1949 South Korea (2019)
Relay 2004 Germany (2019)
Modern Pentathlon World Cup Individuals 1999 (2020) 2021 Annual
Mountain running World Mountain Running Championships Individuals 1985 Joseph Gray (2019) 2021 Annual
World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships Individuals 2004 Jim Walmsley (2019) 2020 Annual
IAU Trail World Championships Individuals 2007 Jonathan Albon (2019) 2020 Annual
Muaythai IFMA World Muaythai Championships Individuals 1993 Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Nine-pin bowling Nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships Single classic 2006 Vilmoš Zavarko (2018) 2022 Biennial
Sprint Vilmoš Zavarko (2018)
Combination Vilmoš Zavarko (2018)
Nine-pin bowling World Team Championships Team 2005 Serbia (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nordic Combined FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10 km individual normal hill 1925 Jarl Magnus Riiber (2021) 2023 Biennial
10 km individual large hill 1999 Johannes Lamparter (2021) 2023 Biennial
10 km mass start 2009 Todd Lodwick (2009) Only held in 2009 N/A Suspended
National Team Normal Hill 4 x 5 km 2011 Norway (2021) 2023 Biennial
National Team Large Hill 2 x 7.5 km 1982 Austria (2021) 2023 Biennial
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Individuals 1983–84 Jarl Magnus Riiber (2020–21) 2021–22 Annual
Orienteering World Orienteering Championships Sprint 2001 2019 Not take place 2021 Annual
Short distance 1991 Pasi Ikonen (2001) Defunct Biennial
Middle distance 2003 Olav Lundanes (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Long distance 1966 Olav Lundanes (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Relay 1966 Sweden (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennially, annually since 2003
Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1986 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 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Pickleball World Pickleball Championships Nations 2019 (2021) 2023 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 (2017) 2022 Triennial Most wins: Argentina 5, Brazil 3, Chile 2
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 Robert Fahey (2018) 2022 Biennial
Roller derby MRDA Championships Teams 2017 St. Louis GateKeepers (2019) 2021 Annual
Roller hockey Roller Hockey World Cup Nations 1936 Portugal (2019) 2021 Biennial Current FIRS cups restarted in 1958
Roller Hockey Intercontinental Cup Clubs 1985 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, Most wins:  Australia 11,  Great Britain 3,  New Zealand 1
Rugby union Rugby World Cup Nations 1987  South Africa (2019) 2023 Quadrennial Most wins:  New Zealand 3,  South Africa 3,  Australia 2
World Wheelchair Rugby Championships Nations 1995  Japan (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Rugby 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.[5]
Sailing World championships in sailing Individuals and Pairs N/A N/A N/A Multiple Annual Sailing hold multiple male only events See Here mainly in the Olympic discipline
Sambo World Sambo Championships Individuals 1973 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 (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 Heimana Reynolds (2019) 2022 Annual
Street 2010 Nyjah Huston (2019) 2021
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 1930 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 Dawid Kubacki (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individuals large hill 1925 Markus Eisenbichler

(2019)

2021 Biennial
National Team normal hill 2001 Austria (2011) Defunct Biennial Not held in 2007 and 2009, after 2011 mixed team replaced this event
National Team large hill 1962 Germany (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski-Flying World Championships Individuals 1972 Daniel-André Tande (2018) 2021 Biennial
National Team 2004 Norway (2018) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 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 Mark Selby (2021) 2022 Annual This championship is open to both sexes, but no woman has ever won the event.[6] Most wins in modern era: Stephen Hendry 7, Steve Davis 6, Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
IBSF World Snooker Championship Individuals 1963 Muhammad Asif (2019) 2021 Annual Also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship
Six-red World Championship Individuals 2008 Stephen Maguire (2019) 2020 Annual
Snooker World Cup Individuals 1979 John Higgins&Stephen Maguire (2019) 2021 Annual
Snowboarding FIS Snowboard World Championships Big air 2003 2019 Not Take Place 2021 Biennial
Slopestyle 2011 Chris Corning (2019)
Halfpipe 1996 Scotty James (2019)
Snowboard cross 1997 Mick Dierdorff (2019)
Parallel slalom 1996 Dmitry Loginov (2019)
Parallel giant slalom 1999 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 Patrick Roest (2020) 2021 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1970 Tatsuya Shinhama (2020) 2021 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m 1995 Pavel Kulizhnikov (2020) 2021 Annual In Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Pavel Kulizhnikov (2020)
1500m Kjeld Nuis (2020)
5000m Ted-Jan Bloemen (2020)
10000m Graeme Fish (2020)
Team Pursuit 2005 Netherlands (2020)
Team Sprint 2019 Netherlands (2020)
Mass start 2015 Netherlands (2020)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 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 Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
1500m Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
3000m 2019 Not Take Place
5000m Relay South Korea (2019)
Overall Lim Hyo-jun (2019)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 Korea (2011) Discontinued after 2011 Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1976 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 Batsuuri Namsraijav (2019) 2021 Annual
Heavyweight Atsushi Igarashi (2019)
Light Heavyweight Konstantin Abdula-Zade (2019)
Middleweight Badral Baasandorj (2019)
Lightweight Sviatoslav Semykras (2019)
Team 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 (2018) 2021 Biennial 2020 postponed until 2021
World Para Table Tennis Championships Individuals and Nations 1990 South Korea (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Teams 2017 Russia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nations South Korea (2019)
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Individuals and Teams Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Annual
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championship Nations 1970 Singapore (2019) 2021 Biennial
Ten-pin bowling WTBA World Tenpin Bowling Championships Nations 1954 Most medals: (2018) 2021 Annual Biennially until 2010
QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Individuals 1965 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. Most wins:  United States 32,  Australia 28,  France 10
World Team Cup Nations 1978 Serbia (2012) Defunct Annual
Touch Football Touch Football World Cup Nations 1988 Australia (2019) 2023 Quadrennial
Triathlon ITU World Triathlon Series Individuals 1989 Vincent Luis (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1994 Javier Gómez (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 Benjamin Choquert (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Diego Van Looy (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Aquathlon World Championships Individuals 1998 Rostyslav Pevtsov (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Pavel Andreev (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Individuals 2011 Arthur Forissier (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Triathlon World Cup Individuals 1978 2021 Annual
Ironman World Championship Individuals 1991 Jan Frodeno (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Individuals 2006 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 Most wins:  Soviet Union 6,  Brazil,  Italy,  Poland 3
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup Nations 1965  Brazil (2019) 2023 Quadrennial Most wins:  Soviet Union and  Russia 6,  Brazil 3,  United States 2
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup Nations 1993  Brazil (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League Nations 2018 Russia (2019) 2021 Annual It replaced the FIVB Volleyball World League (1990–2017)
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship Clubs 1989 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 (2019) 2020 Annual
Wrestling World Cup (Greco-Roman) Nations 1980 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 World Championship Titles


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 Ilka Štuhec (2019) 2022 Biennial
Super G 1987 Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Giant slalom 1931 Petra Vlhová (2019)
Slalom 1931 Mikaela Shiffrin (2019)
Combined 1932 Wendy Holdener (2019)
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Individuals 1967 Federica Brignone

(2019–20)

2020–21 Annual
Nations 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 Lei Chien-ying (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individual compound 1995 Natalia Avdeeva (2019) Biennial
Team recurve 1931 Chinese Taipei (2019) Biennial
Team compound 1995 Chinese Taipei (2019) Biennial
World Indoor Archery Championships Individual recurve 1991 Elena Richter (2018) 2021 Biennial
Team recurve Germany (2018)
Individual compound Natalia Avdeeva (2018)
Team compound United States (2018)
Archery World Cup Individual recurve 2006 Kang Chae-young (2019) 2021 Annual
Individual compound 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 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 (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 Hellen Obiri (2019) 2021 Biennial
Teams Ethiopia (2019)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Individuals 1992 Netsanet Gudeta (2018) 2022 Biennial
Teams Ethiopia (2018)
Skyrunning World Championships Individuals 2010 (2018) 2021 Biennial
IAAF World Race Walking Cup Individual 20km 1961 Lupita González

(2018)

2022 Biennial
Team 20km China (2018)
Individual 50km Liang Rui (2018)
Team 50km 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 P. V. Sindhu (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years
Doubles 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 Netherland (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Basque Pelota Basque Pelota World Championships Nations 1952 France (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Beach volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Nations 1997 PavanHumana-Paredes (2019) 2022 Biennial
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Sprint 7.5 km 1984 Marte Olsbu Røiseland (2020) 2021 Annual Not held in Winter Olympic Year.
Pursuit 10 km 1997 Dorothea Wierer (2020)
Mass start 12.5 km 1999 Marte Olsbu Røiseland (2020)
Individual 15 km 1984 Dorothea Wierer (2020)
Relay 4x6 km 1984 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 Anna Lynch (2019) 2020 Annual
WPA Women's World Nine-ball Championship Individuals 1990 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 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 Karen Murphy (2016) 2020 Quadrennial
Pairs Laura Daniels, Jess Sims (2016)
Triples Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic (2016)
Fours Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Carla Krizanic, Kelsey Cottrell (2016)
Team Australia (2016)
World Indoor Bowls Championships Singles 1988 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 Eva Terčelj (2019) 2021 Annual Not held in Summer Olympic years
K-1 team 1949 Great Britain (2019)
C-1 2009 Andrea Herzog (2019)
C-1 team 2011 Australia (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
Carrom Carrom World Championship Women's Singles 2016  IND Saikumar Apoorva (2016) Defunct
Women's Doubles 2016 Kajol Kumari/Saikumar Apoorva (2016)
Women's Team 2016 India (2016)
Carrom World Cup Nations 2002  India (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Climbing IFSC Climbing World Championships Lead 1991 Janja Garnbret (2019) 2020 Biennial
Bouldering 2001 Janja Garnbret (2019)
Speed 1991 Aleksandra Mirosław (2019)
Combined 2012 Janja Garnbret (2019)
IFSC Climbing World Cup Lead 1989 Chaehyun Seo (2019) 2021 Annual
Bouldering 1999 Janja Garnbret (2019)
Speed 1998 YiLing Song (2019)
Combined 1998 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 Therese Johaug (2019) 2021 Biennial
Skiathlon 15 km 1993 Therese Johaug (2019)
30 km 1980 Therese Johaug (2019)
Sprint 2001 Maiken Caspersen Falla (2019)
Team Sprint 2005 Sweden (2019)
Relay 4x5 km 1954 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 (2019) 2021 Annual 2020 cancellation
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Road race 1958 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 Anna van der Breggen

(2020)

Team time trial (trade) 2012 2019 Not Take Place
Team time trial (nations) 1987 Russia (1994) Defunct Annual
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cross-country 1990 Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (2020) 2021 Annual
Downhill 1990 Camille Balanche (2020)
Four-cross 2002 Caroline Buchanan (2017) Defunct
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Individuals 1991 Kate Courtney (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Freestyle BMX 2017 (2019) 2021 Annual
Cross-country eliminator 2012 Gaia Tormena (2019)
Trials 2001 Nina Reichenbach (2019)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 2000 Lucinda Brand (2021) 2022 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 Alise Willoughby (2019) 2021 Annual
UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships Individuals 1956 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 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

(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 (2019) 2021 Annual
Fencing World Fencing Championships Foil 1929 Inna Deriglazova (2019) 2021 Annual Championships are not held for Olympic events in Summer Olympic years
Foil team 1932 Russia (2019)
Épée 1988 Nathalie Moellhausen (2019)
Épée team 1988 China (2019)
Sabre 1999 Olha Kharlan

(2019)

Sabre team 1999 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 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 (2018) 2021
Flag football IFAF Flag Football World Championship Nations 2002 United States (2018) 2021 Biennial
Floorball Floorball World Championships Nations 1997 Sweden (2019) 2021 Biennial
Freestyle skiing FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships Moguls 1986 Yulia Galysheva (2019) 2021 Biennial
Dual Moguls 2001 Perrine Laffont (2019)
Aerials 1986 Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya (2019)
Half-pipe 2005 Kelly Sildaru (2019)
Slopestyle 2011 Tess Ledeux (2017) Cancelled in 2019.
Ski cross 2005 Marielle Thompson (2019)
Big air 2019 Tess Ledeux (2019)
Futsal AMF Futsal Women's World Cup Nations 2008 Brazil (2019) 2021 Quadrennial
Women's Futsal World Tournament Nations 2010 Brazil (2015) 2020
Goalball Goalball World Championships Nations 1982 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 (2018) 2021 Biennial
Groups 1974 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 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 1º de Agosto (2019) 2021 Annual
Handball (Beach Handball) World Women's Beach Handball Championship Nations 2004 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 (2019) 2021 Annual
Kabaddi IKF Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style) Nations 2010 India (2016) 2020
Karate Karate World Championships Individuals 1970 Winners in 8 events (2018) 2021 Biennial
Kendo World Kendo Championship Individuals 1997 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 Ekaterina Katnikova

(2020)

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

(2019)

2021 Annual Originally biennally, annually since 2003
Relay 1966 Sweden (2019) 2021 Annual Originally biennally, annually since 2003
Orienteering World Cup Individuals 1986 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 (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 (2019) 2021 Biennial Triennially 2010–2016
Ringette World Club Championship Clubs 2008 LL-89 (2011) Defunct Triennial 2014 event cancelled
Rogaining World Rogaining Championships Nations 1992 Anna Burlinova&Maria Plyashechko (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roll Ball Roll Ball World Cup Nations 2011 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Roller derby WFTDA Championships Teams 2006 Rose City Rollers (2019) 2021 Annual
Roller hockey Women's Roller Hockey World Cup Nations 1992 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 (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[5]
Sailing World championships in sailing Individual and Pairs Annually For a list please see World championships in sailing
Women's Match Racing World Championshhip Annually
Sambo World Sambo Championships Individuals 1973 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 (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 Misugu Okamoto (2019) 2022 Annual
Street 2010 Pamela Rosa (2019) 2021
Skeleton FIBT World Championships Individual 2000 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 Maren Lundby (2019) 2021 Biennial
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 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 Chloe Kim (2019) 2021 Biennial
Individuals slopestyle 2011 Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

(2019)

Individuals snowboard cross 1997 Eva Samková (2019)
Individuals parallel slalom 1996 Julie Zogg (2019)
Individuals parallel giant slalom 1999 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 Reanne Evans (2019) 2020 Annual
IBSF World Snooker Championship Individuals 2003 Ng On-yee (2019) 2021 Annual Also known as the World Amateur Snooker Championship
World Women 6-Reds Snooker Championships Individuals 2013 Nutcharat Wongharuthai (2020) 2021 Annual
Speed skating World All-Round Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1933 Ireen Wüst (2020) 2021 Annual
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Individuals 1970 Miho Takagi (2020) 2021 Annual
World Single Distance Championships 500m 1995 Nao Kodaira (2020) 2021 Annual In Winter Olympic years, the World Single Distance Championships are not held.
1000m Jutta Leerdam (2020)
1500m Ireen Wust (2020)
3000m Martina Sáblíková (2020)
5000m Natalya Voronina (2020)
Mass start 2015 Ivanie Blondin (2020)
Team pursuit 2005 Japan (2020)
Team sprint 2019 Netherlands (2020)
World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 500m 1976 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 Suzanne Schulting (2019)
1500m Choi Min-jeong (2019)
3000m Choi Min-jeong (2018)
3000m relay South Korea (2019)
Overall Suzanne Schulting (2019)
World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships Nations 1991 Korea (2011) Discontinued after 2011 Annual
Squash PSA World Championship Individuals 1979 Nour El Sherbini

(2019-20)

2020-21 Annual
World Doubles Squash Championships Doubles teams 1997 Donna Lobban & Christine Nunn (2019) 2021 Biennial
WSF World Team Squash Championships Nations 1979  Egypt (2018) 2021 Biennial
Sumo Sumo World Championships Openweight 1992 Svitlana Yaromka (2019) 2021 Annual
Heavyweight Anna Poliakova (2019)
Light Heavyweight Maryna Maksymenko (2019)
Middleweight Magda Katarzyna Skrajnowska (2019)
Lightweight Alina Duzhenko (2019)
Team Russia (2019)
Surfing World Surfing Championship Individuals 1964 (2019) 2021 Annual
Table tennis World Table Tennis Championships Singles 1926 Liu Shiwen (2019) 2021 Biennial
Doubles Sun Yingsha & Wang Manyu (2019)
World Team Table Tennis Championships Nations 1933 China (2018) 2021 Biennial
World Para Table Tennis Championships Individuals and Nations 1990 South Korea (2018) 2022 Quadrennial
Teams 2017 Russia (2017) 2021 Quadrennial
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Championships Individuals 1973 Winners in 8 events (2019) 2021 Biennial
Nations South Korea (2019)
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Individuals and Teams Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Annual
Tchoukball World Tchoukball Championships Nations 1980 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 Rebecca Whiting (2019) 2021 Annual
Tennis Fed Cup Nations 1963  France (2019)[7] 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 Katie Zaferes (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1994 Alexandra Tondeur (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1990 Sandra Lévénez (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Nina Zoller (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Aquathlon World Championships Individuals 1998 Alicja Ulatowska (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships Individuals 1997 Daria Rogozina (2019) 2021 Annual
ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Individuals 2011 Eleonora Peroncini (2019) 2020 Annual
ITU Triathlon World Cup Individuals 1991 (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman World Championship Individuals 1991 Anne Haug (2019) 2021 Annual
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Individuals 2006 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 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 (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

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

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Team compound
male – female pair
1995 South Korea

(2019)

2021 Biennial
Archery World Cup Team recurve 2006 Kim Woo-jin/Kang Chae-young (2019) 2021 Annual
Team compound Braden Gellenthien/Alexis Ruiz (2019)
Badminton BWF World Championships Mixed Doubles 1977 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 (2012) Defunct Three players are on the court at any one time
Biathlon Biathlon World Championships Mixed relay 2x6,2x7.5 km 2005 Norway

(2019)

2021 Annual Not held in the Winter Olympic Years
Bowls World Indoor Bowls Championships Mixed Pairs 2004 Nick Brett, 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

(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

(2019)

2021 Annual
World Mixed Curling Championship National mixed teams (4 players) 2015 Canada (2019) 2021 Annual
World Wheelchair Curling Championship National mixed teams (5 players) 2002 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: (2018) 2021 Biennial
Dragon and Lion Dance World Dragon and Lion Dance Championships Teams (2018) 2021 Biennial
Equestrian Dressage World Cup Individuals 1986 Isabell Werth (2018-19) 2020-21 Annual
World Four-in-Hand Championships Teams and Individuals 1972 Boyd Exell (individual)
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 Colin Verdelhan (2019) 2020 Annual
Mounted Games World Pairs Championships Pairs 1992 Jake O'Connor
Craig O'Connor (2019)
2020 Annual
Mounted Games World Team Championships Team 1986 England (2019) 2020 Annual
Show Jumping World Cup Individuals 1979 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 Sui Wenjing & Han Cong (2019) 2021 Annual
Ice Dance
male – female pair from the same nation
1952 Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (2019)
Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships Teams 2016 Russia (2018) 2021 Biennial
Mixed pairs 1974
Inline speed skating World Inline speed skating Championships Teams 1937 Spain (2020) 2021 Annual
Korfball IKF World Korfball Championship 4 females and 4 males 1978 Netherlands

(2019)

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

(2019)

2020 Annual
Luge FIL World Luge Championships Nations 1989 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 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 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Quidditch IQA World Cup Nations 2012 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 Polina Zakharova&Artem Gorodynets&Ievgenii Tsyren (2019) 2021 Biennial
Rowing World Rowing Championships PR2 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 Great Britain

(2019)

2021 Annual
PR3 Para Mixed Pair
1 Male & 1 Female
2013 Russia (2019) 2021 Annual
Para Mixed Coxed Four
2 Male & 2 Female
plus an open cox
2013 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 IFDS SKUD 18 World Championship Female or Mixed Pair 2007 Alexandra Rickham & Niki Birrell (2011)  ? Annual?
Mixed Nacra 17 World Championship Male and Female Pair 2013 (2019) 2020 Annual
Mixed Offshore Doubles World Championship Male and Female Pair 2021 Annual
Synchronized skating World Synchronized Skating Championships Teams 2000 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 (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
Wheelchair handball IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship Nations 2021 2022 Annual until 2022

See also


Notes


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

References


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