SportAccord World Mind Games has had two editions so far. The first one took place from 8-16 December 2011 and the second from 12-19 December 2012. Beijing, the capital of China will be the host city of the event until 2014. The next edition is scheduled from 12-18 December 2013.
SportAccord World Mind Games is a multi-sports event centered on the gymnasium of the mind, highlighting the great value of the mind sports. On the programme there are five minds sports: Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, Xiangqi. They are all about the power of the human brain, strategy, intelligence and the exercise of the mind. In addition, a competitive attitude, quick reflexes, physical fitness, and discipline are needed to excel.
The event not only demonstrates the world a first-class performance of the mind sports competitions, but the cultural and social aspects are also showcased during the event. The event includes a worldwide online tournament and a cultural and social programme.
The five international sports federations participating in SportAccord World Mind Games are: World Bridge Federation (WBF), World Chess Federation (FIDE), World Draughts Federation (FMJD), International Go Federation (IGF), World Xiangqi Federation (WXF).
Find out more on SportAccord World Mind Games official website www.worldmindgames.net