History of the World Masters Games

History of the World Masters Games

The first World Masters Games were held in Toronto, Canada, in 1985. The Kansai World Masters Games in 2021 will be the 10th hosting of this international sporting event.

  1. 1st (1985)
    Toronto
    (Canada)

    61 countries
    8,305 competitors
  2. 2nd (1989)
    Aalborg, Aarhus and Herning
    (Denmark)

    76 countries
    5,437 competitors
  3. 3rd (1994)
    Brisbane
    (Australia)

    71 countries
    23,659 competitors
  4. 4th (1998)
    Portland, Oregon
    (United States)

    101 countries
    11,000 competitors
  5. 5th (2002)
    Melbourne
    (Australia)

    97 countries
    24,886 competitors
  6. 6th (2005)
    Edmonton
    (Canada)

    89 countries
    21,600 competitors
  7. 7th (2009)
    Sydney
    (Australia)

    95 countries
    28,676 competitors
  8. 8th (2013)
    Turin
    (Italy)
    DetailsPhotos

    107 countries
    19,000 competitors
  9. 9th (2017)
    Auckland
    (New Zealand)
    Official Site

    25,000 competitors (target)
  10. 10th (2021)
    Kansai
    (Japan)
    Outline

    50,000 competitors (target)