^An invitational sport programme did not exist for the 1981 World Games. Press coverage did not refer to water polo as an invitational sport. An agreement was reached with FINA in the lead-up to the games not to allow women's water polo athletes to march in the opening ceremony, to assuage the displeasure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its being included in the programme.
^Detailed sports programme published. www.theworldgames.org. [2020-07-07]. （原始内容存档于2020-10-28）.Note: This document states 207 official events, which, however, includes men's lacrosse, an invitational event.
^Introduction to Wheelchair Rugby. iwrf.com. International Wheelchair Rugby Federation. [2021-05-31]. （原始内容存档于2021-07-28）. Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for male and female quadriplegic athletes. ... Men and women compete on the same teams and in the same competitions.
^Meet Duathlon – the little sibling of Triathlon. theworldgames.org. International World Games Association. 27 Nov 2020 [2021-05-31]. （原始内容存档于2022-02-27）. At The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 40 female and 40 male Duathlon athletes will compete in individual competitions as well as in Mixed Relay.