About The Games

The World Masters Games, an international multi-sport competition, is held every four years. Organized by the International Masters Games Association, (IMGA), a not-for-profit organization based in Lausanne, the games are open to veteran athletes and former Olympians age 30 and over.

The first edition of the Summer World Masters Games took place in Toronto in 1985. Since then, the Games have been held in various countries around the world, including Australia, Denmark, the United States, and Italy.

In the wake of the spectacular success of the summer edition, the IMGA held the first Winter Games in Bled, Slovenia in 2010.

Québec City is proud to host the second Winter World Masters Games, which will take place January 31 to February 8, 2015.