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 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.

Editions[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date No. of
Sports
No. of
Athletes
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 01 - 11 October 27 7,200
4 2019 Torino  Italy 26 July – 4 August

International Organisation[edit]

The European Masters Games are owned by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), who also own the World Masters Games. IMGA is recognised by the International Olympic Committee, and which through the International Masters Games Association embody the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for people. IMGA promotes lifelong competition, friendship and understanding between mature sportspeople, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sport status or economic circumstance.

The sports listed below are Members of IMGA or *Associate Members:

  • Athletics (Track and Field)
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing*
  • Chess*
  • Curling*
  • Cycling
  • Dance Sport*
  • Fencing
  • Floorball*
  • Football (American)
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Life Saving*
  • Orienteering
  • Rowing
  • Skating
  • Ski
  • Sled Dog*
  • Softball
  • Shooting
  • Squash*
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo*
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting

There are also Optional sports, which are promoting the sports that are not members of the IMGA and are thereby raising the awareness of Masters development within these sports, the Optional Sports must get the final approval from the Board of Governors. Below are listed some of the Optional Sports of past events:

  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Open water Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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EMG 2008 in Malmö, Sweden[edit]

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.

EMG 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy[edit]

The Second edition of the European Masters Games was held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy from September 10 to 20, 2011.

There were a total of 18 different sports at the Second edition of the Games.

The European Masters Games 2011 set a new benchmark for future host cities, the standards were raised in all aspects in the Games, but specifically media awareness with an unprecedented 9 hours of Live TV Coverage.

EMG 2015 in Nice, France[edit]

Nice, France was selected as the Host City for the Third edition of the European Masters Games to be held in 2015.

While the Games were taking place in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Nice presented their bid to a group of the IMGA Board Members, the members were very impressed by the quality of the bid from Nice, therefore it was announced by the President of IMGA, Kai Holm, that Nice would host the Third edition of the European Masters Games.

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi was very happy to see Nice recognized once again as a reference in hosting sporting events, he added that Nice could offer a new impulse to masters sport in France.

list of medals won at the 2015 European Masters Games .

2015 European Masters Games medal table
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 483 416 386 1285
2  Russia 447 299 253 999
3  Germany 210 149 114 473
4  Italy 205 143 176 524
5  Ukraine 176 120 66 362
6  United Kingdom 145 114 60 319
7   Switzerland 91 49 39 179
8  Lithuania 76 83 92 251
9  Poland 65 39 27 131
10  Austria 61 35 12 108
11  Netherlands 50 38 17 105
12  Latvia 43 39 35 117
13  Hungary 41 46 26 113
14  Bulgaria 40 25 18 83
15  Slovakia 39 32 26 97
16  Czech Republic 35 40 45 120
17  Sweden 33 21 10 64
18  Canada 30 8 11 49
19  Belgium 29 33 27 89
20  Spain 28 14 18 60
21  Ireland 26 18 23 67
22  Romania 25 11 6 42
23  Finland 24 28 17 69
24  Slovenia 19 23 11 53
25  Luxembourg 16 0 0 16
26  Estonia 15 3 2 20
27  United States 14 16 6 36
28  Israel 14 2 0 16
29  Norway 12 9 6 27
30  Aruba 12 0 0 12
31  Macedonia 11 0 1 2
32  Australia 9 13 10 32
33  Portugal 8 0 0 8
34  New Zealand 7 8 0 15
35  Turkey 7 2 9 18
36  Mongolia 6 6 7 19
37  Belarus 6 4 8 18
38  Croatia 6 3 0 9
39  Brazil 4 7 5 16
40  Martinique 4 2 0 6
41  South Africa 4 0 0 4
42  Azerbaijan 3 9 0 12
43  Serbia 3 5 2 10
44  Greece 3 3 0 6
45  New Caledonia 3 3 0 6
46  Tahiti 3 0 1 4
47  French Guiana 3 0 0 3
48  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3
49  Moldova 3 0 0 3
50  Denmark 2 7 5 14
51  Monaco 2 3 0 5
52  Argentina 2 2 5 9
53  Réunion 2 0 0 2
54  Kazakhstan 1 7 15 23
55  Iceland 1 2 1 4
56  Åland Islands 1 0 0 1
57  Caribbean Netherlands 0 9 0 9
58  Japan 0 4 2 6
59  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 3 0 3
60  Lebanon 0 1 0 1
61  Peru 0 0 3 3
62  India 0 0 3 3
63  Sri Lanka 0 0 1 1
64  Cambodia 0 0 1 1
65  Senegal 0 0 1 1
Total 2611 1956 1608 6175

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