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Posted: March 17, 2016:  

Athletics: Americas Masters Games Update -- Athletics Event Schedule Finalized

March 16th, 2016: VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA -Americas Masters Games organizers are pleased to announce that the full Athletics schedule is now finalized and available on line at Organizers are encouraging masters from across the country and around the globe to register early to take advantage of special discounted hotel rates until the deadline of March 31st. Up to 10,000 athletes aged 30 or older, supporters, coaches, spectators, family and friends are expected to attend the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver for the nine-day fun and festive event that runs from August 26th September 4th .

The Games offer an exciting range of opportunities and age categories in each of the 24 sport disciplines that range from Archery to Volleyball. Participants of all skill levels will be able to experience an International calibre event with no qualification standards to enter. The Athletics competition is scheduled to run from August 27 August 31. Events are free to the public to watch.

"We are pleased to be able to provide a complete schedule to our athletes," said Rob Newman CEO of Sport BC and the Americas Masters Games 2016. "We look forward to welcoming athletes from around the world to our great city!"

Through a strategic partnership with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, UBC, BC Pavilion Corporation, Tourism Vancouver and Sport BC - Vancouver will once again take centre stage and offer a world-class sport, social and cultural experience to all participants. The event is sanctioned by the International Masters Games Association.

To register for the Americas Masters Games 2016, please visit


The Americas Masters Games are about promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging any and all participants aged 30 to 100+ to continue to strive towards sporting success, and have fun in the process. This inaugural version of the Americas Masters Games will take place from August 26 September 4, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information please visit

List of Sports
Archery Karate
Athletics (Track & Field, Road Races) Lacrosse
Badminton Rowing
Baseball Rugby
Basketball Soccer
Curling Softball
Cycling Squash
Diving Swimming
Field Hockey Table Tennis
Golf Tennis
Ice Hockey Triathlon
Judo Volleyball

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