Inaugural Americas Masters Games Set for Vancouver, BC

Photo of Americas Masters Games logo with Vancouver skyline in backgroundLatest update: Dec. 19, 2015

The Americas Masters Games will debut Aug. 27 – Sept. 4, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Registration is now open; however, as of Dec. 19, 2015, the events schedule has not been posted on the website.

The Olympic-style competition features 28 individual and team sports that are open to athletes over of the age of 30 and of all abilities and skill levels. Each sport will have multiple age groups and, depending upon the sport, competition categories.

Choose from 28 individual and team sports:

  • Archery
  • Athletics (a.k.a. Track & Field)
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Dancesport
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball

Registration information and event details such as dates, times and venues have not yet been announced.

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The Americas Masters Games is being organized by Sport BC, the province’s nonprofit sports federation representing over 60 provincial sports organizations in British Columbia, with the support of the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, BC Pavilion Corporation, and Tourism Vancouver. Local sport organizations will be delivering the field of play and competition details for their sport.

The Americas Masters Games is the newest international competition by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), the governing association of the Masters Games movement. The organization also produces these international events:

Get inspired to get started in a sport or to further improve your skills by visiting these websites. I’ve got the Americas Masters Games on my 2016 calendar!

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