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About EMG2023


The magic of Tampere

2023 will be the year to discover the magic of Tampere, Finland at the 5th edition of the European Masters Games. The program will include about 30 sports and will take place from 26 June – 9 July 2023.

The European Masters Games offer an opportunity for mature athletes to compete in their favourite sports, share the love for sports with like-minded people and discover new places. A true sports festival that celebrates friendship, passion and inspiration between sports people. The event includes at least 30 different sports.

Since the 1st edition in 2008 in Malmo, the popularity of this event has been steadily growing as more and more adults focus on a healthy lifestyle and enjoy life by integrating sports into their daily routine. The previous edition in Torino gathered over 7500 athletes from all over the world.

We are expecting 7500 master-aged athletes and their supporters from all over the World. Tampere is going to be a stage of international top sports once again. This city provides unique circumstances for sports by it’s strong co-operating among sport clubs. Tampere city is also located between two beautiful lakes – Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi. Therefore the area and the view is wonderful. Don’t forget to try the sauna too!

The Masters Games Concept

Featuring fun international multi-sports events in iconic sports destinations worldwide for mature athletes, the IMGA Masters Games provide the opportunity to discover stimulating new cultures, play sports and connect with passionate like-minded individuals, just like you.

Whatever your level is and whoever you compete with, you’ll find a supportive, vibrant, and positive environment to help you grow and celebrate your sporting achievements. With a range of events, like the World Masters Games, Winter World Masters Games, European Masters Games, Pan-American Masters Games, and the Asia-Pacific Masters Games, we got you covered with excellent organised sports competitions and an exciting entertainment program during and around the event.

What is the IMGA?

The 2023 Tampere European Masters Games are organised with the support of the International Masters Games Association (IMGA). The association is the world governing body for Masters sport, a non-profit organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

Their mission is to promote the ’sport for all’ philosophy of the Olympic Charter. They work together with the different host cities to organise the best international multi-sports festivals, so that adults – regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or status – can discover amazing places, compete with other Masters athletes and experience a week of sport and fun together with thousands of other sport lovers from around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about the IMGA or the events, please visit their website, join the Masters community on Instagram and Facebook, or send an email for more information.


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