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The Netherlands repeats as World Games champion!

The World Games 2017 has another gold medalist: The Netherlands, after winning 26-14 Chinese Taipei in today’s korfball final at Wroclaw’s WKK Sport Center in Poland. The Asian team obtains the silver medal after playing the final for the first time. Belgium won the Bronze medal in the previous game against Germany (24-9).

DAY 5: FULL GAMES & RESULTS

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Great Britain 25 – Poland 18

China 19 – Australia 17

Belgium 24 – Germany 9 (Bronze medal game)

The Netherlands 26 – Chinese Taipei 14 (Gold medal game)

TWG 2017 FINAL RANKING:
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Visit www.worldkorfball.org to review all TWG matches with statistics, play-by-play, top scorers and much more.

You can also watch again all The World Games 2017 matches on IKF Youtube channel and here inside the following playlist:

TWG 2017 DAY 5 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl

TWG 2017 DAY 5 IMAGES VOL. II: Images by WOC – Wroclaw Organizing Committee

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):

The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en

The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING

TWG 2017: Day 4 (Mon, July 24): Finalists known

The Netherlands and Chinese Taipei will play The World Games 2017 big final for the first time in TWG history this Tuesday, July 25th, at 19:00. It’s also the first time that an Asian team arrives to The World Games final. The Dutch beated Germany 25-13 and Chinese Taipei defeated Belgium by 18-22 in the other semi-final. This last game was an incredible match, exciting and vibrating, with lots of goals and with no clear winner until the last minutes. For Bronze medal, at 17:00, Belgium and Germany will try to achieve this rewarding position in the final podium.

In today’s first games, China won its MATCH vs Great Britain (27-24), as well as Australia beated host team Poland 18-20, and they will play this Tuesday at 13:00 for 5th place. Both matches were really intense and tight, and the audience at Wroclaw’s WKK Sport Center enjoyed with two great games. Great Britain and Poland will fight for 7th place at 11:00.

DAY 4 RESULTS:
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DAY 5 SCHEDULE:
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DAY 4: FULL GAMES

China 27 – Great Britain 24.

Poland 18 – Australia 20

Belgium 18 – Chinese Taipei 22 (1st Semi-final)

The Netherlands 25 – Germany 13 (2nd Semi-final)

>>Click here to know where to watch all these korfball final games to be played on Tuesdat, July 25th<<

You can watch live all Day 4 games on www.worldkorfball.org, with statistics, top scorers and much more.

TWG2017 Youtube playlist (with all the games played and scheduled of TWG 2017).

TWG 2017 DAY 4 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):

The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en

The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING

TWG 2017: Day 3 (Sun, July 23): Report, videos and images (Semi-finalists known)

Third day is over in The World Games 2017 Korfball Competition. The Netherlands and Chinese Taipei have ended first of their groups with 3 wins, and they will play the semi-finals against Germany (20:45) and Belgium (19:00) respectively on Monday. Fighting for 5th place, China – Great Britain at 13:30, and Poland vs. Australia at 15:15.

After Day 3, these are the results and final ranking pools.

DAY 3 RESULTS:
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FINAL RANKING POOLS:
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Today’s 1st game between Australia and The Netherlands ended with a clear victory in favour of the Dutch by 10-30.

Belgium and China played the 2nd game, which also finished with a smashing 36-13. The 6-0 in the first 4 minutes clearly showed the path for an easy game for the Belgians.

The game of the day was Great Britain vs. Germany. As expected, another great and exciting korfball match, decided in the last 2 minutes. Intense, vibrating and decisive as usual when these two great squads play one against the other.

The last match of the day was Poland vs. Chinese Taipei. The power of the Asian team was decisive and gave no options to the local team, that improved its scoring during the 2nd half, providing good goals to the big crowd that attented the game.

Monday, July 24th, it’s going to be a great day for korfball, with very interesting semi-finals. Enjoy them all!

DAY 4 SCHEDULE:
DAY4_schedule

You can watch live all Day 4 games on www.worldkorfball.org, with statistics, top scorers and much more.

Here you have the Youtube playlist with all the games scheduled to be played on Monday, July 24th.

TWG 2017 DAY 4 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):

The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en

The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING

TWG 2017: Watching the final day live

During the first four days of the korfball tournament at The World Games 2017 (July 21-24), live coverage is available via the IKF Channel on Youtube and worldkorfball.org. On the final day (July 25), this will be different depending on your location.

Broadcasting rights have been acquired for The World Games by many countries. In the countries that have acquired the broadcasting rights, the IKF Channel on Youtube and worldkorfball.org will not be visible due to geoblocking. The list of countries and broadcasters is available HERE. Check with your local broadcaster whether the korfball matches will be broadcasted live or whether they will be broadcasted delayed. The Olympic Channel (www.olympicchannel.com) has included the korfball matches in their provisional scheduled as delayed matches. The Olympic Channel can be accessed worldwide without restriction.

For those viewers in countries where the rights have not been acquired, we are happy to confirm that the IKF Channel on YouTube and worldkorfball.org will cast the matches via our livestream.

More info HERE

TWG 2017 Day 2 (Sat, July 22): Report, videos and images

What an exciting second day of korfball competition in this remarkable World Games 2017 in Wroclaw (POL). Today’s first match between China and Australia surprised everyone with a spectacular and very close game. Australia won 23-25 for the first time since many years, and tomorrow will play against The Netherlands.

The 2nd game Chinese Taipei – Great Britain became a little bit disapointing for the European team. Only in the first half the score was close between the two teams, but there were no real options in the 3rd and 4th quarter to go back and win the Asian squad. Final score: 23-16.

The Netherlands and Belgium played today’s third game. Another clash won by the Dutch team 24-16, with a huge gap at the beginning of the game that determined the final score.

The last match of the day was Poland vs. Germany. The Deustch squad played a very serious game, that allowed them to score with regularity and take advantage very early, keeping it until the end of the match. Final score: 15-25.

After this second day of competition, the ranking pools so far are:
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This Saturday we also received very special guests to our korfball games: NOC Polish President, Mr. Andrzej Kraśnicki, and honorary IWGA President Mr. Ron Froehlich. They enjoyed great and exciting matches!
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DAY 2 RESULTS:
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DAY 3 SCHEDULE:
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You can watch live all decisive Day 3 games on www.worldkorfball.org, with statistics, top scorers and much more.

Here you have the Youtube playlist with all the games scheduled to be played on Sunday, July 23rd.

TWG 2017 DAY 3 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):

The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en

The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING

TWG 2017 Day 1: Report, videos and images

Korfball competition has started! The first game of The World Games 2017 between Chinese Taipei and Germany showed how spectacular, intense and exciting a korfball game can be. Three wonderful first quarters made the audience enjoy and see the great level of these two squads. The final 22-14 in favour of the Asian team doesn’t show the real close game they played.

The 2nd game was clearly decided from the very beginning. China was playing against the Dutch champion, and there were no surprises. A 33-10 win for The Netherlands, that will play a much difficult game on Day 2 against Belgium.

At 19:00, team Poland played versus Great Britain, and the extra motivation of the Polish made them play not as good as they wanted. Only in the 2nd half they started to play more calm and relax, and the goals arrived. On the other hand, Great Britain scored really well during the whole match, winning the game 11-23.

The last match between Belgium and Australia (26-8) was also an easy game for the European team, but it was nice to see the great progress that the Australian squad is doing at all levels. Let’s see what are they capable to do on Day 2 against team China.

Furthermore, we are very happy to have received the visit of the Sports Director of the International Olympic Committee to our korfball competition.
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DAY 1 RESULTS:
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DAY 2 SCHEDULE:
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You can watch live all Day 2 games on www.worldkorfball.org, with statistics, top scorers and much more.

Here you have the Youtube playlist with all the games to be played today Saturday, July 22nd.

TWG 2017 DAY 1 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):

The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en

The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING

World Games Korfball

The next World Games will be in Wroclaw (Poland) from 20 – 30 July 2017. This will be the 10th edition.

Korfball is part of the World Games program again. Korfball is scheduled in the first five days of the event; 21 – 25 July 2017. The first match is Friday 21 July 1330 PM (UTC/GMT + 1) in the WKK Sport Center; Chinese Taipei versus Germany.

The World Games Korfball event is the the major korfball event in 2017 for national teams.

Eight teams will compete to become the next World Games winner: Australia (AUS), Belgium (BEL), China (CHN), Great Britain (GBR), Germany (GER), The Netherlands (NED), Poland (POL) and Chinese Taipei (TPE).

The Netherlands is the reigning champion since the exciting final in Cali, Colombia in August 2013.

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The World Games: great opportunity for korfball

The World Games 2017 is around the corner! The 10th edition of the Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. More than 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the biggest sport event ever staged in Poland. The Korfball event will start 21 July and the finals will be played on 25 July.

The World Games are a big multi sports event and are a great opportunity to show korfball to a big crowd and accent the unique characteristics of the sport. This can be very helpful for the development of korfball in general and coming closer to the Olympic dream.

Former World Games sport Rugby made it to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and Karate, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Baseball/Soft­ball will be present in Tokyo 2020. Earlier, The World Games sports Badminton, Triathlon and Taekwondo became Olympic sports in 2000 and Beach Volleyball in 1996. Dance Sport will be on the programme of the Youth Olympics 2018 as well as Karate and Sport Climbing. IWGA President José Perurena states it clear: “The World Games are a stepping stone to the Olympics.”

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell says: “As we look for getting more flex­ibility into the programme of the Olympic Games in the future, certainly The World Games is one of the areas we are looking to observe, see the sports, see them per­formed at a very high level and with the best athletes in those sports. Obviously we are looking for sports that bring a real value to the programme.”

Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, has confirmed that he will be present at The World Games Opening Ceremony in Wroclaw on 20th July 2017. In his letter to IWGA President José Perurena, the IOC President states that he will also attend several sports events during his stay. It will not be the first time that Dr. Bach attends an Opening Ceremony of The World Games. He was also present at the opening of The World Games 2013 in Cali/ Colombia, together with Jacques Rogge, his predecessor in office. Thomas Bach was Vice President of the IOC at that time.

The World Games 2017 Korfball match schedule

The match schedule for the World Games korfball from 21 – 25 July 2017 is published. The World Games will be the major korfball event in 2017.

The first korfball match will be Chinese Taipei versus Germany 1330 PM (UTC/GMT + 1) in the WKK Sport Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Netherlands is the reigning champion since the previous World Games in 2013 in Cali, Colombia.

China and the host Poland will be first time in the World Games korfball event.

The complete match schedule is:

World Games Match schedule korfball
Friday 21/07 13:30 – 14:45 TPE GER
15:15 – 16:30 NED CHN
19:00 – 20:15 POL GBR
20:45 – 22:00 BEL AUS
Saturday 22/07 13:30 – 14:45 CHN AUS
15:15 – 16:30 TPE GBR
19:00 – 20:15 NED BEL
20:45 – 22:00 POL GER
Sunday 23/07 13:30 – 14:45 AUS NED
15:15 – 16:30 BEL CHN
19:00 – 20:15 GBR GER
20:45 – 22:00 POL TPE
Monday 24/07 13:30 – 14:45 4A 3B
15:15 – 16:30 4B 3A
19:00 – 20:15 2A 1B
20:45 – 22:00 1A 2B
Tuesday 25/07 11:00 – 12:15 place 7 or 8
13:00 – 14:15 place 5 or 6
17:00 – 18:15 place 3 or 4
19:00 – 20:15 place 1 or 2
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THE WORLD GAMES 2017 POOL DRAW

During the International Korfball Federation Executive Committee meeting on 14 January 2017, the IKF Exco made a draw to establish the pools for the World Games Korfball Event to be held from 21 to 25 July 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The World Games is the most important korfball event in the IKF’s 2017 calendar.

The result of the draw is:

POOL A POOL B
1. The Netherlands Chinese Taipei
2. Belgium Great Britain
3. China Germany
4. Australia Poland

The teams in all four lines were drawn with each set of two teams based on the IKF Ranking from 1 January 2017; CLICK HERE.

Worthwhile to mention, the eternal rivals The Netherlands and Belgium will already meet in the pool phase.

The Netherlands is the current holder of the World Games Korfball title following the last event held in Cali, Colombia in 2013.

The IKF will publish the match schedule for this World Games Korfball event before 15 May 2017.

 

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