28 sports and 45 disciplines have now been confirmed into the official programme of the 9th World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.
They are: archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoe, cycling, football, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, orienteering, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, softball, squash, surf life saving, swimming, table tennis, tennis, touch, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, and weightlifting.
Archery, football, golf, hockey, softball, squash, time trial and track cycling have all reached current capacity. Athletes can still register their interest by adding their name to the waitlist and organisers will contact you direct.
All sports competitions are run to international federation rules and guidelines. Many sports offer different grades of competition from competitive to social. This presents participants of all levels of skill the opportunity to compete against athletes of similar capability and win medals.
Each sport offer mens and womens competitions. As is customary, two sports – weightlifting and orienteering – will hold their annual World Masters Championships at World Masters Games 2017.
For information about a particular sport, click the relevant icon below. The FAQ of each sport may answer specific questions. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.
Athlete registrations for World Masters Games 2017 close 3 March 2017 (NZT). You must register by this date if you plan to compete in the Games. Note that disciplines/events will close early if they reach capacity as numbers are strictly limited.
3 March 2017 is also the date by which teams must be registered and have met their minimum athlete numbers including essential non-playing official roles. Team minimums vary by sport and information is detailed in the Sports Information Guide for each sport.
Additional team members over and above team minimums can continue to join existing teams until 31 March 2017 however a late entry fee of $50 will apply.