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The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) has announced that the 2025 World Masters Games have been awarded to Taipei and New Taipei city in Taiwan.

The Games, which is officially the world’s largest multi-sport participatory event, will have its 11th edition in 2025 after previously visiting CanadaItalyAustraliaDenmark and New Zealand.

Taiwan will look to build on the continued growth of Masters Sport in the region, as tens of thousands of Masters Athletes travel to Kansai, Japan, to enjoy the tenth edition of the World Masters Games in 2021, and the inaugural Asia Pacific Masters Games in South Korea in 2022.

Jens V Holm, IMGA CEO, said: “the selection of Taipei and New Taipei City will strengthen our strategic positioning in the region and help us continue our mission to grow Masters sport internationally.  Many east Asian governments understand that, with an ageing population, sport serves not only to maintain long-term health, but also as a tool for inter-generational social integration. If we can achieve these goals and at the same time enjoy the immense beauty of Taiwan, then everyone is a winner.”

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