This multisport event is expected to be the largest international gathering in Northeast Ohio’s history bringing over 7,500 athletes from more than 50 countries along with thousands of spectators, family and friends. PAMG is estimated to provide nearly $18 million in direct spending into the local economy.
Held every four years in the Americas, PAMG is an Olympic-like sports festival for athletes over 30 years old. It features nearly 20 medal-contending sports including track and field, tennis, basketball, pickle-ball and cycling.
PAMG is a flagship event of International Masters Game Association (IMGA), the world governing body for Masters sport which organizes the World Masters Games (WMG), the largest international multisport event for Masters athletes in the world.
WMG’s value sport and friendship, and promote active lifestyles, no matter an athlete’s age. A Masters athlete is designated as anyone 30 years or older, depending on the sport or competition. Competitor’s have been known to be over 100 years of age.
IMGA is a non-profit organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Founded in 1995 to support the Olympic movement and emphasize a ‘sport for all’ philosophy, each sport included in a Games is associated with an international federation. These international federations, such as FIFA, World Rowing and FIBA, help manage each competition by appointing a technical delegate who will ensure the sport rules and regulations are followed.
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