"World Masters Games 2021 Kansai" Postponement policy decision for about 1 year October 28, 21:15

The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai, an international competition for lifelong sports that was aimed to be held mainly in Kansai in May next year, was postponed for about a year on the 28th due to the effects of the new coronavirus. I decided to do it.

World Masters Games is an international competition for lifelong sports held once every four years, and in principle anyone over the age of 30 can participate.

In the tournament scheduled for May next year, 59 events of 35 competitions were scheduled to be held in 10 prefectures and prefectures including Fukui, Okayama, Tottori, and Tokushima in addition to 2 prefectures and 4 prefectures in Kansai.

However, due to the fact that the infection of the new coronavirus cannot be expected to converge, the organizing committee of the convention will be held at the board meeting held in Osaka City on the 28th, postponing it for about a year and holding it in May next year. I decided.

This decision will be proposed at the IMGA = International Masters Games Association General Assembly, which will be held in Switzerland on the 4th of next month.

Regarding the decision on the postponement policy, Governor Toshizo Ido of Hyogo Prefecture, who is the chairman of the organizing committee, said, "To realize the convention holding philosophy of not only competition but also exchange of participants and promotion of local tourism, next year It will be difficult to hold the event in May. I would like to make effective use of the one-year extended preparation period for infection prevention measures. "

The Organizing Committee will not change the scale of the competition, such as the number of competitions and the number of participants, from the initial goal, and will consider a detailed schedule in the future.