Asia Pacific Masters Games

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The Asia Pacific Masters Games is a regional multi-sport event which involves participants from the Asia-Pacific region. Governed by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), the Asia Pacific Masters Games is open to participants of all abilities and most ages – the minimum age criterion ranges between 25 and 35 years depending on the sport.[1] Participants compete for themselves, instead of their countries.[2] There are no competition qualification requirements apart from the age requirement and membership in that sport's governing body.[3]

The Malaysian state of Penang will host the event's first edition between 7 and 15 September 2018.[3]


A bidding process was held in Nice, France in 2015 to select the host cities for the first two editions of the Asia Pacific Masters Games.[2] The Malaysian state of Penang was selected to host the inaugural edition in September 2018.[2][4]

Edition Year Host Sports Competitors Motto Note
City/State Country
1 2018  Penang  Malaysia 21 Beyond the Games [5]
2 2022  South Korea Jeollabuk-do TBD TBD TBD
Hosts of the Asia Pacific Masters Games


The inaugural edition of the Asia-Pacific Masters Games in 2018 will include 22 sports.[6]

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lion dance
  • Netball
  • Pencak silat
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin bowling
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wushu

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SPORT LIST". APMG 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Penang to host region's first ever World Masters Games". Free Malaysia Today. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  3. ^ a b "myPenang". Archived from the original on 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  4. ^ "Penang will host 2018 first Asia Pacific Masters Games | Malay Mail". Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  5. ^ "HOME". APMG 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  6. ^ "SPORT LIST". APMG 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-06.