The first-ever Americas Masters Games (AMG) is going to take place this summer in Vancouver. The nine-day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games (the world’s largest multi-sport event), offering an opportunity for sports enthusiasts and athletes of all skill levels 30 years of age and older to compete in the Americas region.
Vancouver was selected as host city for the inaugural AMG largely due to leading infrastructure, sports hosting facilities and experience obtained through hosting massive sporting events like the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Canada Sevens. The inaugural AMG will take place August 26 to September 4 at venues across Vancouver.
Games will be complemented by opening and closing ceremonies; an athlete parade; nightly celebrations; a sponsors’ expo; entertainment and social events; and, of course, beer gardens.
Games will take place in world-class sports venues across Vancouver, including Stanley Park, the University of British Columbia, and the recently opened Paddling Centre in False Creek.
“The best part about the AMG is that it’s for everyone. The Games invites participants of all skill levels and backgrounds to have a major sports event experience – and that fun and teamwork are truly what sport is all about.” says Charmaine Crooks, retired Olympic athlete.
You can register as an individual, post a request to find a team, or gather a group for team registration. Ready to play? Visit 2016vancouvergames.com.