Articles - Peru - Wushu to Join World Combat Games in Lima 2017
SportAccord has announced that the third edition of the World Combat Games will be organized in Lima, Peru in the end of 2017. With the full support of the International Federations, the World Combat Games are due to be composed of 16 sports, 6 of which are in the Olympics and the remaining 10 are non-Olympic sports. Wushu will be one of the participating sports. Over 2500 athletes in 33 disciplines and 135 categories will participate in the 2017 edition of the event in Lima. The event will be broadcast live around the world in over 100 territories and also streamed live over the internet, apart from highlights and news coverage.
The first edition of the World Combat Games was held in Beijing in 2010 and the second edition was organized in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2013. Sports composing the World Combat Games are aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, muaythai, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu.
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