World Masters Athletics Championships

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The World Masters Athletics Championships are the biennial championships for masters athletics events held under the auspices of World Masters Athletics, formerly called the World Association of Veteran Athletes, for athletes over the age of 35 years.[1]

The outdoor championships began in Toronto, Canada on August 11, 1975 and have continued in odd numbered years. In July 2011, World Masters Athletics changed their constitution to hold Championships in even numbered years, starting in 2016. Perth, Australia was selected to hold the first even year meet.[2] Later Road Racing Championships called Non-Stadia Championships were added, starting in Birmingham, England August 29–30, 1992. Indoor Championships in even numbered years started Sindelfingen, Germany, March 10–14, 2004.

World Masters (Veterans) Outdoor Athletics Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Venue Date
1 1975 Toronto  Canada 11–16 August
2 1977 Gothenburg  Sweden Slottskogsvallen 8–13 August
3 1979 Hanover  Germany 27 July–2 August
4 1981 Christchurch  New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Park 7–14 January
5 1983 San Juan  Puerto Rico 23–30 September
6 1985 Rome  Italy 22–30 July
7 1987 Melbourne  Australia 29 November–6 December
8 1989 Eugene  United States Hayward Field 27 July–6 August
9 1991 Turku  Finland 18–28 July
10 1993 Miyazaki  Japan Miyazaki Athletic Stadium 7–17 October
11 1995 Buffalo  United States University at Buffalo Stadium 13–23 July
12 1997 Durban  South Africa 17–27 July
13 1999 Gateshead  United Kingdom Gateshead International Stadium 29 July–8 August
14 2001 Brisbane  Australia 1–14 July
15 2003 Carolina  Puerto Rico 1–13 July
16 2005 San Sebastian  Spain Anoeta Stadium 22 August–3 September
17 2007 Riccione  Italy Stadio Italo Nicoletti 4–15 September
18 2009 Lahti  Finland Lahden Stadion 28 July–8 August
19 2011 Sacramento  United States Hornet Stadium 6–17 July
20 2013 Porto Alegre  Brazil Estádio Universitário de Porto Alegre 15–27 October
21 2015 Lyon  France Stephane-Diagana Athletic Hall 4–16 August
22 2016 Perth  Australia Western Australian Athletics Stadium 26 October–6 November
23 2018 Málaga  Spain Málaga Athletics Stadium 8–20 September
24 2020 Toronto  Canada York Lions Stadium & Varsity Stadium 20 July–1 August

World Masters (Veterans) Indoor Athletics Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Venue Date
1 2004 Sindelfingen  Germany Glaspalast Sindelfingen 10–14 March
2 2006 Linz  Austria Tips Arena 15–20 March
3 2008 Clermont-Ferrand  France Stadium Jean Pellez 17–22 March
4 2010 Kamloops  Canada Tournament Capital Centre 1–6 March
5 2012 Jyväskylä  Finland Hippos Sports Centre 3–8 April
6 2014 Budapest  Hungary Syma Sport Center 25–30 March
7 2017 Daegu  South Korea Daegu Athletics Promotion Center 19–25 March
8 2019 Toruń  Poland Arena Toruń 24–30 March

World Masters (Veterans) Non-Stadia Athletics Championships[edit]

The biennial World Veterans Non-Stadia Championships were first held in 1992 and renamed the World Masters Non-Stadia Championships in 2002 following the change in name of the governing body of veterans athletics from the WAVA (World Association of Veteran Athletes) to the WMA (World Masters Athletics).[3]

Edition Year City Country Date
1 1992 Birmingham  United Kingdom 29–30 August
2 1994 Scarborough  Canada 30–31 July
3 1996 Brugge  Belgium 29–30 June
4 1998 Kobe  Japan 28–29 March
5 2000 Valladolid  Spain 13 May
6 2002 Riccione  Italy 24–26 May
7 2004 Manukau, Auckland, Rotorua  New Zealand 18 April - 1 May

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of World Masters Athletics", World Masters Athletics
  2. ^ "Perth wins for 2016!", Perth 2016, Australian Masters Athletics Inc - Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships, Western Australia
  3. ^ "WORLD MASTERS (VETERANS) NON-STADIA CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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