ANOC World Beach Games – One Year Anniversary

14th October 2020

The first ANOC Word Beach Games were held this time last year in Doha, Qatar.  Waterski jump and wakeboard were included in the sports programme.

ANOC launched a highlights video this week to commemorate the first anniversary of the games.

The next edition of the ANOC World Beach Games will be held in 2023.


14th October 2019

History was made today in Doha, Qatar when first ever ANOC World Beach Games’ waterski jump and wakeboard gold medals were awarded at Lusail Promendade.

Belarus’ Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya won the first gold medal in women’s jump with 49.5 metres, with Jutta Menestrina from Finland winning silver with 49.3 metres and Hanna Straltsova from Belarus the bronze with 49.0 metres.

Russia’s Vladimir Ryanzin recorded the longest jump of the day 59.9 metres to win the gold medal ahead of Belarus’ Stepan Shpak 59.2 metres and Chile’s Emile Ritter 59.1 metres.

Current IWWF European Champion Sanne Meijer from the Netherland added another title to her list of achievements, the first ANOC World Beach Games’ wakeboard women’s gold medal, edging out Italy’s Aice Virag who won the silver medal and Team USA’s Jamie Lopina winning the bronze medal.

Former IWWF World Champion and current IWWF European Champion Massimiliano Piffaretti from Italy did his country proud by winning the men’s wakeboard gold medal with a flawless run. Current IWWF World Champion Cory Teunissen had to settle for the silver medal and Team USA’s Guenther Oka taking the bronze medal.

The ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 , is the inaugural international beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) scheduled over five days, 11th to 16th October 2019, in Doha, Qatar.

1st May 2020

The ANOC Executive Council has decided to postpone the next edition of the ANOC World Beach Games to 2023 in order to alleviate pressure on the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and ensure they can focus on preparing their athletes for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

ANOC had intended on hosting the next edition of the ANOC World Beach Games in 2021 following the great success of the inaugural edition in Qatar last year.


In January, ANOC opened the bidding process for NOCs to submit their interest in hosting either the 2021 or 2023 editions of the Games. However, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rescheduling of Tokyo 2020 to 2021, ANOC decided it was in the best interests of NOCs and their athletes to move its flagship event to 2023.

The 2019 ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar included wakeboard and waterski jump disciplines.