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 Year City Country Venue Date Website
22nd 2016 Perth Australia West Australian Athletics Stadium October 26 - November 6 http://www.perth2016.com/
21st 2015 Lyon France Stade de La Duchère August 4-16 http://www.lyon2015.com/en
20th 2013 Porto Alegre Brazil PUCRS Campus Central
Centro Estadual de Treinamento Esportivo
October 15-27
19th 2011 Sacramento United States Hornet Stadium July 6–17
18th 2009 Lahti Finland Lahden Stadion July 28 - August 8
17th 2007 Riccione Italy Stadio Italo Nicoletti September 4 – 15
16th 2005 San Sebastian Spain Anoeta August 22 – September 3
15th 2003 Carolina Puerto Rico July 1–13
14th 2001 Brisbane Australia July 1 – 14
13th 1999 Gateshead United Kingdom Gateshead International Stadium July 29 – August 8
12th 1997 Durban South Africa July 17–27
11th 1995 Buffalo United States University at Buffalo July 13–23
10th 1993 Miyazaki Japan Miyazaki Athletic Stadium October 7–17
9th 1991 Turku Finland July 18–28
8th 1989 Eugene United States Hayward Field July 27 - August 6
7th 1987 Melbourne Australia November 29 - December 6
6th 1985 Rome Italy June 22–30
5th 1983 San Juan Puerto Rico September 23–30
4th 1981 Christchurch New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Park January 7–14
3rd 1979 Hanover Germany July 27 - August 2
2nd 1977 Gothenburg Sweden Slottskogsvallen August 8–13
1st 1975 Toronto Canada August 11–16

World Indoor Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Venue Date
6th 2014 Budapest Hungary Syma Sport Center March 25 – 30
5th 2012 Jyväskylä Finland Hippos Sports Centre April 3 – 8
4th 2010 Kamloops Canada Tournament Capital Centre March 1 – 6
3rd 2008 Clermont-Ferrand France Stadium Jean Pellez March 17 – 22
2nd 2006 Linz Austria Tips Arena March 15 – 20
1st 2004 Sindelfingen Germany Glaspalast Sindelfingen March 10 – 14

World Road Racing Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Venue Date
11th 2012
10th 2010
9th 2008
8th 2006
7th 2004 Manukau, Auckland, Rotorua New Zealand April 18 - May 1
6th 2002 Riccione Italy May 24–26
5th 2000 Valladolid Spain May 13
4th 1998 Kobe Japan March 28-29
3rd 1996 Brugge Belgium June 29-30
2nd 1994 Scarborough Canada July 30–31
1st 1992 Birmingham United Kingdom August 29–30

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) 

External links[edit]