Since 1896, the first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance are the modern Olympic Games. However, after World War I and the emergence of regional blocs, whether these are of economic, political or ideological founding, regional multi-sport event where established.

The first regional games were the Worker's Olympiad, a long desire of the left wing politics and culture to differentiate themselves from the bourgeoisie Olympics. Afterward, other versions followed. All of these usually used the Olympics has the model of organization.

Multi-sport events and organizers

Multi-sport event Year of first version Organizer Participants Notes
(Modern) Olympic Games 1896 Comité International Olympique (1894 to date) Open to all nations of the World (organized in National Olympic Committees) Summer (since 1896) and Winter Games (since 1924)
Women's World Games 1922-1934 Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) Member women sports federations or organizations Ony four versions
Workers' Olympiad (WO) 1925 SASI (1920-1936), SASI-Sportintern (1936 to date) Member organizations of SASI-Sportintern Summer (since 1925), Winter (since 1933) and Water (since 1937) Games
Pan-American Games 1927 Pan-American Sports Congress (1925 to date) Member states of the Pan-American Union Summer (since 1927) and Winter (only in 1935) Games
Spartakiad 1928-1934 Sportintern (1923-1936) National branches of Sportintern. These were mainly Russian FSR, Ukraine, Belarus and Transcaucasia. Latvia was member between 1925-1928 Only three versions celebrated (Berlin 1928, Moscow 1930 and 1934).
British Empire Games 1930 Ad-Hoc Committee (1928-1935), Secretariat of the ICF (1935-?), British Empire Games Federation (? to date) Members of the Imperial Commonwealth Federation

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