International Masters Games Association (IMGA)

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Founded as Masters Games International (MGI). Has also been referred to as World Masters Games Association (WMGA). Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.


Promote and encourage mature individuals of any age from all over the world to practise sport and especially to participate in the World Master Games, with the awareness that competitive sport can continue throughout life; establish quadrennially an international multisport festival for mature people of any age, condition or standard called the World Masters Games; promote, through these games, friendship and understanding among mature sportspeople, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sport status.

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Organizes World Masters Games (every 4 years), a multisport games held at a venue previously decided and presented at the GAISF Congress which precedes the Games by 5 years. /Core Sports/ are all popular masters sports, most having been strongly developed through respective member federations, and all must be offered at each Games: athletics (track and field); archery; badminton; basketball; canoe-kayak; cycling; field hockey; football; golf; orienteering; rowing; shooting; softball; squash; swimming; table tennis; tennis; triathlon; weightlifting. /Optional Sports/, of which between 5 and 10 optional sports are offered at each World Masters Games from 1998 onwards, are selected by the host city, with approval from the IMGA and the relevant international federation, which then becomes an associate member for the 4 year cycle up to and including the Games. Typical optional sports are: baseball; bowls (lawn and tenpin); cricket; indoor cricket; fencing; handball; ice hockey; judo; netball; powerlifting; racquetball; rugby; sailing; surf lifesaving; touch rugby; volleyball; water polo; water skiing; windsurfing.


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  • Recreation
    • Competitions

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