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European Masters Games
First event2008
HeadquartersIMGA

The European Masters Games (EMG) is a multi-sport event, consisting of summer sports, that is held every four years. The European Masters Games are owned by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), who also own the World Masters Games. The age categories vary depending on the sport but the competition is generally for people 30–35 years or older. The first games were held in 2008 in Malmö, Sweden. The European Masters Games are held once every four year, while the last games were held in 2015 in Nice, France, the next games will be celebrated in Turin, Italy, in 2019. The International Masters Games Association (IMGA), which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the body responsible for the bidding and placing of the games.

History

The first European Masters Games (EMG) was held from August 29 to September 7, 2008, in Malmö, Sweden. There was a total of 3,022 athletes who competed in 18 sports during the 10 days the games were held.

Editions

Edition Year City Country Date Sports Athletes
1 2008 Malmö  Sweden 29 August – 7 September 18 3,022
2 2011 Lignano Sabbiadoro  Italy 10 – 20 September 20 4,000
3 2015 Nice  France 1 – 11 October 27 7,200
4 2019 Turin  Italy 26 July – 4 August 31 7,500
5 2023[1] Tampere  Finland 20 June – 2 July

Summer sports

Number Event 2008[2] 2011[3] 2015[4] 2019[5] 2023
Main Sports
1 Athletics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 Canoeing No Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 Cycling No Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 Rowing No Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 Sailing No Yes Yes No No
6 Shooting No Yes No Yes Yes
7 Swimming No No Yes Yes Yes
Combat Sports
8 Fencing Yes Yes Yes Yes No
9 Judo No Yes Yes Yes Yes
10 Karate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
11 Taekwondo No Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 Wrestling Yes No No No No
Team Sports
13 American football Yes No No No No
14 Bandy Yes No No No No
15 Basketball No No Yes Yes Yes
16 Beach volleyball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
17 Field hockey No No No Yes No
18 Floorball No No No Yes Yes
19 Football Yes No Yes Yes Yes
20 Futsal No Yes No Yes Yes
21 Handball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
22 Softball No No No Yes No
23 Rugby Yes Yes Yes No No
24 Volleyball Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Racket Sports
25 Badminton Yes No Yes Yes Yes
26 Paddle No No No Yes Yes
27 Squash Yes No Yes No Yes
28 Table tennis Yes No Yes No Yes
29 Tennis No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Sports
30 Archery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
31 Cue sports Yes No No No No
32 Dancesport No Yes Yes Yes No
33 Disc golf No No No No Yes
34 Golf Yes Yes No Yes Yes
35 Orienteering Yes Yes Yes No Yes
36 Petanque No No Yes No Yes
37 Sport climbing No No No No No
38 Triathlon No Yes Yes Yes Yes
39 Wakeboarding No No No No No
40 Weightlifting No Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

References

  1. ^ "European Masters Games 2023 | Masters Games Finland, Tampere".
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2019-06-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "International Masters Games (World Masters, European Masters) | More Sports".
  4. ^ "EMG App". registration.emg-nice2015.fr. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Sport – EMGT19". Archived from the original on 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2019-06-11.