Upcoming masters events

About our events

The International Masters Games Association is currently organising the following events:

  • World Masters Games
  • Winter World Masters Games
  • European Masters Games
  • Pan-American Masters Games
  • Asia-Pacific Masters Games

Please contact us if you would like more information about Masters Events in your part of the world.

Summer games

The IMGA is very proud to have the Kansai Region in Japan as next host city for the World Masters Games in 2021. After the tremendous job done by Torino, Sydney and Auckland during the last Games, thousands of athletes are expected to join us in Kansai from May 14th to 30th, 2021 at the biggest multi sports event in the world.

Winter games

The IMGA has made a dream come true in organizing the first Winter World Masters Games in Bled, Slovenia from from 25th to 31st January. The Games, thanks to the organizing committee, the volunteers and the host cities, were a great success, becoming the biggest winter multi sports event with close to 3000 athletes.

The second edition of the Winter World Masters Games 2015 was held in Quebec City from January 31st to February 8th. With less than a year to prepare the event, the Organising Committee did an amazing job in hosting these Games, that the athletes will remember for a long time. During 10 days, more than 1’500 athletes from all over the world took part in biathlon, curling, ice hockey, short and long track speed skating, marathon skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and triathlon.

The third next edition of the Winter World Masters Games will take place in 2020 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Regional Games

Over the years 3 European Masters Games were organized - Malmo, Sweden (2008), Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy (2011) and in Nice, France (2015).

The 4th edition of the European Masters Games will take place in Torino, Italy from July 26th to August 4th, 2019.

In 2016 the first Americas Masters Games were held in Vancouver, Canada.

The Host City for the second edition in 2020 is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In 2018, the first Asia-Pacific Masters Games will take place in Penang, Malaysia from September 7 to 15.

Previous masters events

  • All
  • Regional events
  • Summer events
  • Winter events

Other masters events

Some International Federations have established a calendar of masters competitions. For further information, please contact us at info@imga.ch

National masters events

Some countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America have National Masters Games.  For further information, please contact us at info@imga.ch

Interested in hosting our events?

If you’re interested in hosting upcoming events, please submit your email below.

Contact IMGA

Reasons to bid for the Masters Games

During the bid preparations you are likely to be asked by potential stakeholders, unfamiliar with the games, why your city is bidding. While the reasons behind a bid can be numerous some or all of the factors listed in this document should be considered as motivation for hosting the World Masters Games.

All statistics in the document are derived from independent reports made during or after previous World Masters Games. All reports are either available on the IMGA website or can be requested in their entirety from the IMGA office.

To see the report choose an event bellow:


The IMGA has adopted an anti-doping policy in line with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code, which means that testing will be conducted during the games.

Please follow this link to read about the WADA Code

Please follow this link to access the WADA prohibited list for 2019

Click here to download a pdf version of the IMGA Anti-doping rules

Apply now

Are you interested in competing? Would you like to spend some quality time with your sport-mates in attractive environment? Then choose your sport and sign up!