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World Masters Athletics (WMA)
The WMA is a non-profit international organization established in Sweden by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1975. The organization has responsibilities for master’s athletics competitions for athletes aged 35 years and over. Korea joined the organization in 1977.

Visions of WMA

  • International
    Friendship
  • Harmony and Cooperation
  • Health Promotion
World Masters Athletics Championships
Complying with the regulations and rules set by IAAF, The World Masters Athletics Championships are held every year; indoor and outdoor championships. The World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor Daegu 2017 to be held in March 2017 will be the seventh indoor championships. The 21th outdoor championships are held in Lyon, France, in August 2015.

History of Championships

Indoor and Outdoor Masters Championships are hosted by the WMA (World Masters Athletics) every year, alternatively, which was established in Sweden by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1975.

WMA Member Countries

Total Africa Asia South America North America Oceania Europe
166 36 24 14 22 20 50

History of Events

Classification Host City Period Participated Countries No. of Participants
1st Toronto, Canada 1975. 8.11 ~ 8.16 32 1,427
2nd Gothenburg, Sweden 1977. 8. 8 ~ 8.13 45 2,670
3rd Hanover, Germany 1979. 7.27 ~ 8. 2 42 3,126
4th Christchurch, New Zealand 1981. 1. 7 ~ 1.14 44 2,400
5th San Juan, Puerto Rico 1983. 9.23 ~ 9.30 47 1,935
6th Rome, Italy 1985. 6.22 ~ 6.30 48 4,330
7th Melbourne, Australia 1987.11.29 ~ 12.6 52 4,817
8th Eugene, USA 1989. 7.27 ~ 8. 6 57 4,757
9th Turku, Finland 1991. 7.18 ~ 7.28 56 4,802
10th Miyazaki, Japan 1993.10. 7 ~10.17 71 11,475
11th Buffalo, USA 1995. 7.13 ~ 7.23 81 5,335
12th Durban, Republic of South Africa 1997. 7.17 ~ 7.27 69 5,735
13th Gateshead, Great Britain 1999. 7.29 ~ 8. 8 74 5,843
14th Brisbane, Australia 2001. 7. 1 ~ 7.14 80 4,903
15th Carolina, Puerto Rico 2003. 7. 1 ~ 7.13 79 2,700
1 Sindelfingen, Germany 2004. 3.10 ~ 3.14 58 2,638
16th San Sebastian, Spain 2005. 8.22 ~ 9. 3 91 6,030
2 Linz, Austria 2006. 3.15 ~ 3.20 62 3,229
17th Riccione, Italy 2007. 9. 4 ~ 9.15 97 8,946
3 Clermont-Ferrand, France 2008. 3.17 ~ 3.22 65 3,670
18th Lahti, Finland 2009. 7.28 ~ 8. 8 96 4,948
4 Kamloops, Canada 2010. 3. 2 ~ 3. 7 62 1,384
19th Sacramento, USA 2011. 7. 6 ~ 7. 17 93 4,761
5 Jyvaskyla, Finland 2012. 4. 3 ~ 4. 8 63 2,576
20th Porto Alegre, Brazil 2013.10.16 ~ 10.27 82 4,158
6 Budapest, Hungary 2014. 3.25 ~ 3.30 69 3,800
21th Lyon, France 2015. 8. 10 ~ 8.16 98 8,059
22nd Perth, Australia 2016. 10. 26 ~ 11. 06 91 4,012
7 Deagu, Korea 2017. 3. 19 ~ 3. 25