Riyadh in Saudi Arabia hosts this year’s multi-sport event, featuring combat disciplines and martial arts from 20-30 October. Find out how to watch live on Olympic Channel.

The 2023 World Combat Games sees 16 combat sports come together, including Paris 2024 Olympic sports judotaekwondowrestlingfencing, and boxing.

1700 top athletes from over 80 countries are participating in the event, that you can watch live on Olympic Channel via Olympics.com and the official Olympics app.

The third edition of Games, taking place in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, begins with the first competitions on 20 October and runs until 30 October.

What sports are at the 2023 World Combat Games?

Athletes will be competing in 16 different combat sports at 2023 World Combat Games:

Six parasports have also been added for the 2023 edition:

Athletes to watch at the 2023 World Combat Games

The 2023 World Combat Games is full of big names in some of the sports and future stars in others.

In karate, gold medallist at the African Championships, Abdel Ali Jina of Morocco and Asian champion Mohammad Aljafari of Jordan are among the participating athletes.

Four-time world champion Oleh Pryimachov of Ukraine and five-time world champion Bediha Tacyildiz of Türkiye lead the field in the Muaythai competitions.

Also kickboxing will showcase some of the best in the world with British four-time world champion Christopherr Aston, as well as Italian three-time world champion Elena Pantaleo.

Indonesia’s triple gold medallist from the latest World Wushu Champioships, Edgar Xavier Marvelo, and five-time Wushu world champion Shahrbano Mansouriyan Semiromi of Iran will be hoping to fight for gold in Riyadh.

In jiu-jitsu, five-time JJIF world champion Khaled Al Shehhi of the United Arab Emirates is one of the stars to look out for.

2023 World Combat Games: Schedule

All times below are AST local time (GMT+3) and subject to change.

Thursday 19 October

Friday 20 October

Saturday 21 October

Sunday 22 October

Monday 23 October

Tuesday 24 October

Wednesday 25 October

Thursday 26 October

Friday 27 October

Saturday 28 October

Sunday 29 October

Monday 30 October

How to watch the 2023 World Combat Games

You can livestream the 2023 World Combat Games on Olympic Channel via Olympics.com and the official Olympics app for mobile devices (territorial restrictions may apply).

A full list of other broadcasters can be found here.

Article taken from: World Combat Games 2023: Preview, full schedule, and how to watch live action on Olympic Channel (olympics.com)