The Winter World Masters Games (WWMG) 2020 provided ten days of sporting action under clear blue skies at seven venues across Innsbruck and Tyrol. Thousands of amateur sportsmen and sportswomen descended on Austria to compete against each other and celebrate together in a spirit of friendship and camaraderie. The WWMG 2020 set several new records.
With almost 3,200 participants, the WWMG 2020 became one of the biggest multisports events in the world. All in all, around 900 people were involved in making the Winter World Masters Games 2020 happen. Of these, approximately half were from the volunteer team tirol (VTT), a permanent pool of volunteers set up by Innsbruck-Tirol sports (ITS), the people behind the WWMG 2020. A third of the volunteers came from abroad and made the journey to Tyrol to be part of the WWMG.
The WWMG 2020 has been the world’s greatest winter sports festival for 30+ year olds. According to the official slogan “spirit together”, athletes have been given the chance to rub shoulders with ex-Olympians and test their talent at old Olympic Venues such as Patscherkofel and Olympiaworld.
More than 3,000 athletes participated in Innsbruck last week to celebrate this unique winter sports festival. They competed for more than 2,000 medals in twelve different sports:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Ski Jumping
- Nordic Combined
- Ski Orienteering
- Ski Mountaineering
- Figure Skating
- Speed Skating
- Short Track
- Ice Hockey
Promoting the “sport for all” philosophy and the Olympic values, they strived to perform their personal best in respect for, and friendship with, each other.
Some facts and figures:
Meals served: 5,400
Uniforms issued: 700 x 4 items of clothing
Medals awarded: 2,715
Medal ceremonies: 704
Impressions generated on online channels: 757,189
Hours worked by the Austrian Red Cross: 1,300
Hours worked by the volunteer team tirol: 250,000
Innsbruck 2020 Social Wall