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World Masters Games

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Dates: 21 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017

Type: Not Official

Category: Adult Men, Adult Women

Web: http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/

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From 1 May, the WMG will be running a  sales competition to promote that flights are open for booking. One lucky Games competitor who registers between 1 and 31 May will win free flights to/from Auckland.

The fastest Olympic woman softball pitcher and bronze medalist Jenny Holliday has today been announced as an ambassador for the World Masters Games 2017, the world’s largest multi-sport event that kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand in just over a year. Jenny would like to invite all experienced softball players to come to Auckland and enjoy the spectacular event.

The games are targeting 25,000 athletes from 100 countries and have already received registrations from more than 50 countries, including Iceland, Malawi, Japan, Poland, Spain and Indonesia.  Softball is proving very popular so I would encourage everyone to not leave it too much longer or they may miss out. 

The goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Competition and camaraderie are equally celebrated and we all know that Softballers love to socialise in the beer tent after the game so I am hoping that many of our European friends join the celebrations and take it to the Aussies and Kiwi's on the field and off!

The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event. Held every four years, it is the pinnacle sporting event for masters competitors worldwide. In supporting the Olympic Games ethos of ‘sport for all’,  the goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Competition and camaraderie are equally celebrated.

Every four years, the International Masters Games Association, the representative body of masters sport worldwide, grants to one special city the rights to host the next Games. The first ever Games were held in Toronto, Canada in 1985. Since then seven other cities have embraced the global event including Sydney in 2009 and Torino in 2013.

Official Federations

  • CEB
  • Olympic
  • World Anti-doping Agency
  • WBSC
  • Enjoy it
  • Tecnovap
  • Whistle shop
  • Bownet