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Americas Masters Games Vancouver 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 www.americasmastersgames2016.com/road-to-the-masters/    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 www.americasmastersgames2016.com

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ABOUT THE AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES VANCOUVER 2016 

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 www.americasmastersgames2016.com

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

                                                                                                

For more information, please contact: 

Randy Clegg

Communications Director, Americas Masters Games Vancouver 2016 

E: rclegg@amgames2016.com

T: 604.209.0611

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