About the IMGA
The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is the representative body of Masters sport worldwide and founded in 1985 to support the Olympic movement and ‘sport for all’ philosophy. The IMGA is a non-profit organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
We promote lifelong competition, friendship and understanding between mature sportspeople, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sport status by organising sports festivals all over the world.
We believe life doesn't stop when we grow older. We can still choose or start every day to live a healthy lifestyle and focus on what makes us feel good about ourselves. Experience the joy of sharing that passion with other like-minded adults. Sport is an amazing tool that can help every individual with achieving their goals and maintaining physical and mental health.
We aim to make our events accessible for everyone by selecting host cities in different regions that are also attractive from a tourism perspective. The flagship event of the IMGA, the World Masters Games, is officially world’s largest international participatory multi-sport event. It takes place every four years, attracting tens of thousands of athletes to new locations.
Since 1985 hundreds of thousands of athletes have gathered and competed at our World Masters Games, Winter World Masters Games and regional Masters Games (previously European, Asia- Pacific, Pan - American Masters Games; now Open Masters Series). We will continue our mission to inspire adults to challenge their capabilities at any age and enjoy life!
As a Sport Association we want to act responsible and sustainable, therefore we are focusing on highlighting those Sustainability Development Goals where we can have the biggest impact through our event activities and organisation, based on the three pillars: people, planet and prosperity.