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 old.[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 Outdoor Championships[edit]

Edition Country City Stadium Date Website
2016  Australia Perth West Australian Athletics Stadium October 26 - November 6, 2016 http://www.perth2016.com/
2015  France Lyon There are four stadia: http://www.lyon2015.com/en/programme/stadia/ August 4-16, 2015 http://www.lyon2015.com/en
2013  Brazil Porto Alegre PUCRS Campus Central and Centro Estadual de Treinamento Esportivo October 15-27, 2013
2011  United States Sacramento Hornet Stadium, California State University July 6–17, 2011
2009  Finland Lahti Lahden Stadion July 28 - August 8, 2009
2007  Italy Riccione Stadio Italo Nicoletti September 4 – 15, 2007
2005  Spain San Sebastian August 22 – September 3, 2005
2003  Puerto Rico Carolina July 1–13, 2003
2001  Australia Brisbane July 1 – 14, 2001
1999  United Kingdom Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium July 29 – August 8, 1999
1997  South Africa Durban July 17–27, 1997
1995  United States Buffalo University at Buffalo July 13–23, 1995
1993  Japan Miyazaki Miyazaki Athletic Stadium October 7–17, 1993
1991  Finland Turku July 18–28, 1991
1989  United States Eugene Hayward Field, University of Oregon July 27 - August 6, 1989
1987  Australia Melbourne November 29 - December 6, 1987
1985  Italy Rome June 22–30, 1985
1983  Puerto Rico San Juan September 23–30, 1983
1981  New Zealand Christchurch Queen Elizabeth II Park January 7–14, 1981
1979  Germany Hanover July 27 - August 2, 1979
1977  Sweden Gothenburg Slottskogsvallen August 8–13, 1977
1975  Canada Toronto August 11–16, 1975

World Indoor Championships[edit]

Edition Country City Stadium Date
2014  Hungary Budapest March 25 – 30, 2014
2012  Finland Jyväskylä Hippos Sports Centre April 3 – 8, 2012
2010  Canada Kamloops Tournament Capital Centre March 1 – 6, 2010
2008  France Clermont-Ferrand March 17 – 22, 2008
2006  Austria Linz March 15 – 20, 2006
2004  Germany Sindelfingen Glaspalast Sindelfingen March 10 – 14, 2004

World Road Racing Championships[edit]

Edition Country City Date
2012 [
2010
2008
2006  Italy Riccione May 24–26, 2002
2004  New Zealand Manukau, Auckland, Rotorua April 18 - May 1, 2004
2002  Italy Riccione May 24–26, 2002
2000  Spain Valladolid
1998  Japan Kobe
1996  Belgium Brugge
1994  Canada Scarborough July 30–31, 1994
1992  United Kingdom Birmingham August 29–30, 1992

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) 

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