Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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The World Masters Games are usually held every four years and have attracted as many as 24,000 athletes from all over the globe. Fifteen "core" sports are offered and the host country may offer 10 or more additional sports. Minimum age requirements vary with the sport, but range from 25 (for swimming) to 35. No qualifying standards are required for any sport. The 2013 Games took place in Turin, Italy and the 2017 Games are scheduled to be held in Auckland, New Zealand and the 2021 Games in Kansai, Japan.

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The following table shows the locations, the estimated number of participants, and the number of countries represented at the World Masters Games since 1985.



Location and Number of Participants in the World Masters Games
Event Year Location Participants Countries
World Masters Games 1985 Toronto, Canada 8,305 61
World Masters Games 1989 Herning, Denmark 5,500 76
World Masters Games 1994 Brisbane, Australia 24,500 74
World Masters Games 1998 Portland, Oregon 11,800 102
World Masters Games 2002 Melbourne, Australia 24,886 98
World Masters Games 2005 Edmonton, Canada 21,600 88
World Masters Games 2009 Sydney, Australia 28,000 + 95
World Masters Games 2013 Torino, Italy 15,394 99


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