Archery officially confirmed at World Masters Games 2017
Lausanne (SUI) - Monday, June 30, 2014
The Organising Committee of World Masters Games 2017 has announced the twenty-eight sports confirmed into the official programme and archery will be included.
WMG2017 CEO Jennah WOOTTEN, Sir John WELLS and Archery NZ (photo © WMG2017)
After Sydney 2009 and Torino 2013, the ninth edition of the Games in 2017 will once again include archery among their core sports with target, field and indoor disciplines. Besides, para archery – outdoor and indoor targets – will be one of the eight para sports represented in Auckland.
Chief Executive of the World Masters Games 2017 Jennah WOOTTEN says the sporting programme offered between 21 and 30 April 2017 is a reflection of the culture and identity of New Zealand:
“We are a nation known the world over for our majestic scenery. Athletes and sports fans are invited to travel to New Zealand in April 2017 to compete, travel, relax and enjoy our famous New Zealand hospitality. There’s never been a better time to plan a visit to Aotearoa.”
The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years with open registration. As a result, in terms of competitor numbers, it has developed into the largest of its kind. In Sydney 2009, the Games hosted 28,676 competitors from 95 countries, so the 30,000 barrier could be overcome at Auckland 2017.
Find out more information by visiting: www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz. Or follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube. Add your profile to the online athlete community and join the growing number of masters athletes worldwide who are preparing for World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.