2021 Kansai World Masters Games Postponed

The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) has announced that due to the continuous Covid-19 situation, the 2021 World Masters Games Kansai which were supposed to be held from May 13-29, 2022 will be postponed to a later date.

In a statement from the IMGA:

“As the Japanese borders are still closed to international tourists, and there are no signs that the borders will be opened to considerable numbers in the near future, we don’t want to wait to inform our Masters community.

“This has not been the outcome we were hoping for and it was a tough decision to make. Nonetheless, our priority remains the health and safety of the athletes, officials and volunteers at the event.

“Although the decision has been made together with the Kansai Organizing Committee to postpone the event, new dates have not been determined yet. We are looking into all possible dates, including autumn 2022. Participants who have already registered for the Games will be contacted directly and we will communicate to the community as soon as we have evaluated the different opportunities and a decision has been made on new dates for the event.

“Together with the Kansai Organizing Committee we continue to be excited to organize the 10th edition of the World Masters Games. We keep the spirit up and look forward to bring our global Masters sport community together again at our events for the unique combination of sport, social connection with like-minded people, and adventure.

We understand your disappointment and thank you for your ongoing support in these uncertain times.”

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