Follow in the steps of the elite! Sustainable future for World Championship venue Seefeld

Innsbruck, March 1, 2019: The FIS Nordic World Ski Championship currently witnessing world-class sporting action hold at state-of-the-art World Championship venue Seefeld, with around 700 athletes from 60 nations competing in the Austrian winter sports resort near Innsbruck.

Less than a year later (January 10 – 19, 2020), the world champion slope will be open to every hobby athlete.

At the Winter World Masters Games we expect around 3.000 athletes who follow in the footsteps of world champions.

Sporting venues and facilities are the number one key resource for sports enthusiasts, from amateurs to professionals.

The international stars of Nordic sports currently competing in a world-class stadium which has updated for the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and fulfils all the requirements for top-level competition.

Now hobby athletes will also have the opportunity to actively experience these facilities at a major international event.

These facilities will also uses by those taking part in the 2020 Winter World Masters Games.

Around 2.000 medals will award in 12 sports with 24 age groups, including all Nordic disciplines such as Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, which all will be held in Seefeld.

Taking into consideration both social and economic factors, the 2020 Winter World Masters Games will form part of a sustainable long-term future for the World Championships and set new standards when it comes to the facilities and infrastructure for Masters sport.

As such, the World’s Greatest Sport Festival will offer a new perspective for hosting international competitions for athletes in the Masters age class.

As well as Seefeld, the 2020 Winter World Masters Games will also take place in Innsbruck (Olympiaworld and Patscherkofel), Telfs and Kitzbühel (Sportpark).

What are the 2020 Winter World Masters Games?

The Winter World Masters Games the World’s Greatest Winter Sport Festival for competitors aged 30 year and older.

In January 2020 more than 3.000 athletes will travel to the Austrian Tyrol to compete in 12 sports in accordance with the Olympic Values of performance, friendship and respect.

Spectacular alpine backdrops, a genuinely warm welcome, cultural highlights and state-of-the-art venues are the further ingredients for this unique festival of winter sports.

From ambitious to passionate amateurs, everyone is welcome to take part in the Winter World Masters Games.

The participation fee is €180. If you’re old enough to compete then we look forward to hearing from you.

The minimum age varies depending on the sport.

World Championship venue Seefeld There is no maximum age limit.

True to its mottos “sport for everyone” and “sport for life”, the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) – which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – aims to encourage people of all ages to be active and do sport.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to be part of this special winter sports event.

Around 700 volunteers are expected to play a role in ensuring that the 2020 Winter World Masters Games go smoothly.—- WWMG2020 / Photo credit: Tirol Werbung/Erich Spiess

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