CSIT World Sports Games 2023
5,000 participants spread across 7 cities and 47 competition venues
The WSG2023 in Emilia Romagna in the towns of Ravenna, Riccione, Forlì, Cesena, Cesenatico, Misano Adriatico and the centrepiece Cervia were pompous and colourful. The Games in the Emilia Romagna region will be remembered in many ways, as shown by the spectacular opening ceremony with 3,500 people in Piazza Garibaldi and a parade of 44 nations from all over the world.
Of the 33 sports contested, 20 were international CSIT championships. In addition, there were some demonstration sports and partner championships. Among them were pole sports in Forlì, water basketball in Riccione and Greco-Roman wrestling on the beach of Cervia. Dance sport was outstanding, the absolute protagonist at the PalaGalassi in Forlì with 700 participants in the U16, Youth and Adults classes. The performances on Friday and Saturday evening with world champions of dance sport left the audience speechless.
In total, the 7th CSIT World Sports Games had around 5,000 participants,3,800 athletes, plus referees, coaches, staff and volunteers, spread across 7 cities and 47 competition venues. Hundreds of medals in gold, silver and bronze were presented in 20 official CSIT international championships and 33 different sports. Almost all participating federations were able to take home precious medals.
The 7th edition of the CSIT World Sports Games saw the Italians have the highest number of participants with 600 people taking part in the official championships, including 363 AiCS members, 217 from ACSI, and 20 from UISP. There were also a few starts in partner and demonstration sports. The largest foreign group was INDET Mexico with 288 participants, followed by ASKÖ Austria with 200, FSGT France with 187 and INATEL Portugal with 119.
The WSG2023 in Italy is history - we are already looking forward to the next edition of the CSIT World Sports Games 2025 in Loutraki, Greece.