European Masters Games

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The European Masters Games (EMG) is a multi-sport event, consisting of summer sports, that is held every four years, the European Masters Games are owned by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), who also own the World Masters Games. The age categories vary depending on the sport but the competition is generally for people 30–35 years or older, the first games were held in 2008 in Malmö, Sweden. The European Masters Games are held once every four year, while the last games were held in 2015 in Nice, France, the next games will be celebrated in Torino, Italy, in 2019. The International Masters Games Association (IMGA), which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the body responsible for the bidding and placing of the games.


The first European Masters Games (EMG) was held from August 29 to September 7, 2008 in Malmö, Sweden. There was a total of 3,022 athletes who competed in 18 sports during the 10 days the games were held.


Edition Year City Country Date No. of
No. of
1 2008 Malmö  Sweden 29 August – 7 September 18 3,022
2 2011 Lignano Sabbiadoro  Italy 10 – 20 September 20 4,000
3 2015 Nice  France 1 - 11 October 27 7,200
4 2019 Torino  Italy 26 July – 4 August

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