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Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus hopes to host European Master Games in 2019 | Spartan Investments

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus hopes to host European Master Games in 2019

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus hopes to host European Master Games in 2019

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus hopes to host European Master Games in 2019

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus is now a candidate.

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus is now one of four candidates that could host the European Masters Games in 2019. Other candidates include Tampere, Finland, Pesaro and Torino in Italy.

European Master Games are organized and governed by the International Masters Games Association. This organization  provides a variety of competitions among mature sportspeople. They include World, Paralympic, Winter and Pan-American master games.  The main criterion is age: almost all participants are over 35. Often, they are retired professional athletes however generally anyone can compete. The International Masters Games Association’s goal is to promote sports without borders, regardless of age, race, religion or gender.

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus hopes to host European Master Games in 2019The chairman of the Mediterranean Sport Union Serhat Deniz submitted Kyrenia’s candidacy. In his speech, he  thanked the President Mustafa Akinci and the Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun for their assistance and stated that hosting such games would educate more people about the splendour of Northern Cyprus. According to him, hosting such events would ultimately have a positive influence on the image of Kyrenia and Northern Cyprus.