Forever the first! From April 29 to May 2, 2021, the metropolis of Vichy will host the first Masters Games organized in France. This occasion, initiated by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), goals to be a serious sports celebration accessible to all audiences. We will clarify all the pieces to you.
1. What are the Masters Games?
This is a brand new multisport idea in France, reserved for individuals over 25 years previous. Twelve sports and fourteen disciplines are represented (learn under). The proposed problem is to register for 5 occasions, alone or in a workforce, with at the least one mass begin occasion (operating, swimming or biking) to be medalist at the Masters Games.
“The masters phenomenon is already very real in trails, long distance races… But each time, it’s a single discipline. With these Games, we are offering something more diverse, ”explains Denis Masseglia, President of the CNOSF.
2. Do you’ve to be an completed athlete to register?
No. This is the precept of this occasion which is open to all, confirmed athletes or inexperienced persons, licensed or not, able-bodied or individuals with disabilities. “With this event, we want to promote sport at all ages, highlight the beneficial effects of sports practice on our health”, observes Jean-Sébastien Laloy, vice-president of Vichy Community accountable for sport.
3. A celebration, however not simply sporting …
“We want to give participants a unique experience, a great moment of sharing,” says Denis Masseglia. Like the Olympic Games, the Masters Games will have their opening and shutting ceremony, their village, their medal shows.
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“There will also be a cultural dimension. Vichy is a heritage city candidate for UNESCO World Heritage. We will demonstrate it during this event, ”proclaims the mayor, Frédéric Aguilera. The guides will thus find a way to reap the benefits of the excursions supplied by Vichy Destination.
4. How a lot does it value?
Registrations have been open since Tuesday. It will value the first 500 € 99. Then 150 € then and 170 € from March 1st. (registration closes on March 31). This value consists of the 5 occasions of your alternative, a welcome pack, festive actions, the medal and the insurance coverage. As for the scale of the participation, the CNOSF hopes to carry collectively round 5,000 athletes.
The 12 sports represented(*29*)
Indoor rowing.(*29*) The occasion will happen indoors, at the onmisport middle, over a 1,000-meter rowing course, linked to software program that will enable the positions of every participant to be considered in actual time.
Basketball.(*29*) This is a taking pictures competitors on 12 2-point baskets. At the finish of the twelfth basket scored, the stopwatch is stopped. The occasion will happen at the Pierre-Coulon sports middle (rooms A and B).
Biathlon.(*29*) The occasion, which will be organized on the grassy grounds of the omnisport middle, consists of a two-step operating section of round 100 meters and a precision section the place you’ve to hit 5 targets with the laser rifle.
Running.(*29*) The evening race (April 30 at 8 p.m.) will supply two distances of 6 and 12 km, at the omnisport middle, close to the Palais du Lac. Starting locks per stage will be arrange.
Orientation course.(*29*) Competitors will have the process of discovering the best variety of beacons in the order of their alternative in lower than 45 minutes. The begin will be given close to the Bellerive bridge. The tags will be scattered round city.
Cycling.(*29*) The 65 km biking route (950 meters of vertical drop) will cross by the Bourbonnaise mountain. Starting locks by stage will be supplied. Departure on May 2, at 8:30 am, at the omnisport middle, arrival avenue Kennedy, in Vichy.
Nordic’s stroll.(*29*) The 7.5 km course will take a loop in the undergrowth of the omnisport middle.
Discgolf.(*29*) Participants will attempt to throw their Frisbees in the baskets with a minimal of throws, on a 6-hole course, at the omnisport middle.
Swimming. (*29*)Two occasions: a 100 m freestyle in the outside pool of the aquatic stadium and a 1,500 m in open water in the Allier lake (rolling begin, each 10 seconds, on May 1, from 4 p.m.).
Petanque.(*29*) It will be a course in 13 workshops calling on all the attitudes particular to the pétanqueur.
Paddle. (*29*)It will be essential to cowl 2,000 m on the Allier lake. Board and paddle supplied.
Archery(*29*). The targets will be 10 meters away (80 cm faces). Archers will shoot 3 ends of 6 arrows.