Recently the IMGA went to Tampere to visit the venues that will be used next year at the fifth edition of the European Masters Games.
CEO Jens Holm was pleased to see all venues are only 15 minutes away from each other by car: ”This will enhance the community spirit during the Games with all participating athletes and their families.”
Archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball plus volleyball, canoe slalom and sprint, cycling, disc golf, futsal, football, floorball, golf, handball, inline hockey, judo, karate, orienteering, padel, petanque, rowing, swimming, shooting, squash, tennis, table tennis, triathlon and weightlifting feature on the programme.
“Overall the venues are of the highest level, from flagship venues to the smaller stadiums.” IMGA chief executive Jens Holm said. They are all high-standard and meticulously maintained. We saw each of the venues in use during our visit, which demonstrates an active society. It is actually surprising how few are aware of Tampere, as it is such a vibrant and lively city. I am looking forward to welcome the masters community from all over the world in Tampere next year for a big celebration of sport and togetherness.”
After Malmö (2008), Lignano (2011), Nice (2015) and Torino (2019), the event is back in Scandinavia from 26 June – 9 July 2023 and expecting around 7500 participating athletes during the event.