The World Roller Games 2019 are the biggest sporting event hosted by Barcelona since the 1992 Olympic Games, 27 years ago. From 4 to 14 July (and from 29 June in the junior category), the Roller and Skateboarding World Championships will be held in Barcelona in 11 disciplines: Alpine, Artistic, Roller Freestyle, Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Scooter, Speed and Skateboarding.
World Skate is the driving force behind the world’s most important roller sports competition, whose Organising Committee comprises the Barcelona City Council, Royal Spanish Roller Sports Federation, Catalan Roller Sports Federation, Government of Catalonia, Spanish National Sports Council and Barcelona Provincial Council.
Barcelona is a roller sports territory and the city will therefore be a star of this great international event. The sports schedule of the World Roller Games will extend to various iconic venues in the city, such as Palau Sant Jordi and Olympic Ring, as well as other subvenues in the province, such as Vilanova i la Geltrú, Mollet del Vallès, Sant Cugat del Vallès and Terrassa. Moreover, outstanding events such as the marathon and 100-metre speed race will take place in the heart of Barcelona, specifically in Avinguda Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia, so that athletes and spectators will enjoy a unique and unforgettable setting.
These are some of the most significant figures of the second edition of the World Roller Games, which demonstrate the great magnitude of this sports event:
• 11 disciplines
• 11 competition days (16 in junior category)
• 128 events/competitions
• 5 cities (Barcelona, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Mollet del Vallès, Sant Cugat del Vallès and Terrassa)
• 13 sports venues and facilities
• 81 participating countries
• 4,120 athletes
2,217 men and 1,903 women
3,067 senior and 1,053 junior
• 5,439 accredited people by participating delegations
• Most numerous delegations:
Italy with 445 athletes, followed by Spain with 361 athletes
• Smaller delegations:
Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Lithuania and Serbia with 1 athlete
• Discipline with most participants:
Inline Hockey with 1,044 athletes, followed by Artistic with 964 athletes
• 750 volunteers
* Figures as of 07/06/2019, although registrations have not yet closed for the Master Marathon and events not organised by World Skate in the discipline of Scooter (World Street Finals and Junior World Cup), Skateboarding (Barcelona European Open) and Roller Freestyle (Jam Session).