WWMG 2020 | Record participants within touching distance
Following the excellent start to the registration phase in spring, the arrival of winter in the Alps has sparked another peak in people signing up to take part in the WWMG 2020. So far 2,800 athletes from an incredible 55 countries have registered to take part in the Winter World Masters Games from 10 until 19 January 2020. Around 50% of them come from Europe, 25% from North America and the remaining 25% from the rest of the world.
Registration phase extended until 1st of December
The registration phase should have already come to an end, but due to the huge interest and many enquiries we are still receiving from people keen to take part in the WWMG 2020, the organising committee has decided to extend the registration phase for some sports until 1st of December. More places have been made available for the sports Cross-Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Ice Hockey, Ski Mountaineering, Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined, Ski Orienteering, Curling and Short Track. The alpine races are already almost sold out with 610 confirmed participants. Figure Skating (600 participants), Speed Skating (250) and Biathlon (210) are fully booked.
Record-breaking: more athletes than the Winter Olympics
The organising committee has set itself the goal of breaking the record for the largest winter multi-sports event. With 3,000 amateur athletes, the third edition of the Winter World Masters Games in 2020 would be larger than the Winter Olympics – and therefore the biggest multi-sports event ever for winter sports.
Calling all ice hockey teams
The Winter World Masters Games 2020
From 10 until 19 January 2020, Innsbruck will host the third edition of the Winter World Masters Games. The WWMG 2020 offer amateur athletes aged 30 years and above a unique opportunity to experience a major international multi-sports event. All in all, the WWMG 2020 are expected to attract more than 3,000 athletes from around the world, who will come to Innsbruck to compete for medals under the motto “spirit together”. There will be 12 different sports on offer: Alpine Skiing, Ski Mountaineering, Curling, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Short Track, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping and Ski Orienteering. The WWMG 2020 are an event not aimed at elite athletes but instead open to everyone, from hobby sportsmen and sportswomen to ambitious amateurs. The only criterion for taking part is that you must meet the minimum age requirement. www.innsbruck2020.com
Photo caption: Save one of the remaining starting spots until 1st of December.
Photo credit: Innsbruck 2020
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