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The 1985 World Games, the second World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in London, United Kingdom. Three main venues were used, the main one being the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The opening ceremony was held at the Wembley Conference Centre. The master of ceremonies was television commentator Ron Pickering. Competitors were addressed by World Games Association President Dr Un Yong Kim,Games Patron Ryoichi Sasakawa and British Olympic Association Chairman Charles Palmer. Sports included field archery, taekwondo, karate, sambo, powerlifting, finswimming, roller sports, casting, korfball, water skiing, speedway, faustball, softball and netball.[1] The netball results reversed the results of its recent world cup, with New Zealand winning gold to Australia's silver. Similarly, 3rd and 4th places were reversed, with Jamaica winning bronze against England. The ground team at Crystal Palace was headed by former Nottingham Forest player Roy Dwight with assistance from Tosh Chamberlain. Television coverage was produced by Cheerleader productions. Commentators included Simon Reed,Martin Tyler,Gerald Sinstadt and Dave Lanning.

World Games II
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Host cityLondon, United Kingdom
MottoSport is a universal language, the world is one family, all mankind are brothers and sisters.
Nations participating33
Athletes participating1,550
Opening ceremony25 July
Closing ceremony4 August
Officially opened byCharles Palmer
Chairman of British Olympic Association
Main venueWembley Stadium
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Medal tableEdit

The medal tally during the second World Games is as follows. Italy finished at the top of the medal standings.[4]

1  Italy (ITA)27292278
2  United States (USA)18161852
3  Spain (ESP)1511531
4  West Germany (FRG)13121641
5  Sweden (SWE)128525
6  Great Britain (GBR)11112143
7  France (FRA)7111331
8  South Korea (KOR)7018
9  Netherlands (NED)5139
10  Japan (JPN)5128
11  Hungary (HUN)44513
12  Norway (NOR)26816
13  Ireland (IRL)2002
14  Canada (CAN)15511
15  Belgium (BEL)1449
16   Switzerland (SUI)1247
17  Austria (AUT)1102
  New Zealand (NZL)1102
19  Singapore (SIN)1001
20  Australia (AUS)0459
21  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0314
22  Egypt (EGY)0224
23  Philippines (PHI)0213
24  Bahrain (BHR)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Colombia (COL)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0011
  Jamaica (JAM)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Monaco (MON)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
  Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (34 nations)134134152420


  1. ^ Media Release 1985 World Games
  2. ^ "The World Games London 1985" (PDF). Retrieved 8 June 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ Bell, David (2011). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland. p. 408. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

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