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International Multi-Sport Events

Some of the most important events on the sporting calendar are competitions involving many sports, including the most popular sporting event the Olympic Games. There are many more of these multi-sport events than most people would know about, particularly those that cater to athletes from a particular region or from a particular group.

Below are many of the more signficiant major multi-sport events. See our complete alphabetcial list, as well discontinued multi-sport events and ancient multisport events.

Did you know that the event with most participants of any multi-sport event is the World Masters Games? (it has twice as many competitors as the Summer Olympics).

List of Major Multi-Sport Events

melbourne commonwealth gamesBy Language

Specific Occupation Groups

By Specific Population Sub-Group

By Age

Political or Religious Association

Regional Association

For Athletes with Disabilities

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Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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