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 program 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