QUÉBEC, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec City Winter World Masters Games is generating international buzz. Guinness World Records™ is interested in featuring athletes registered for the Masters Games, held in Québec City, Canada, January 31 to February 8, 2015.
"Guinness World Records holds those who challenge themselves, and challenge the norm, in extremely high regard - nowhere is this more appropriate than at the Winter World Masters Games. The competitors at the games are a huge inspiration to us all - they demonstrate that with drive and will power, you can achieve absolutely anything, and prove that age really is just a number", commented Guinness World Records Editor in Chief Craig Glenday.
Athletes over 30 years of age can register in one of 9 official sports presented at the Masters Games. To this day, the eldest athlete is a 95-year-old alpine skier from Norway who currently lives in Ontario, Canada. Close to 20% of participants registered so far are over 64 years old, proving that the Masters Games are for athletes of all ages.
The Winter World Masters Games will attract to Québec City, Canada, hundreds of athletes from around the world. Of the 800 participants registered so far in one of 9 official sports, more than 500 are from outside Canada. These participants will travel high and low to compete in the Québec City Masters Games. They will come from Australia, Japan, Russia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, France and the United States.
About the Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records is the universally recognised authority on record-breaking achievement and has been exciting, engaging and entertaining people since the first issue of book, now the best-selling copyrighted title of all time, in 1955. 60 years on, Guinness World Records still looks to celebrate the world's very best as well as inspire ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
About the Winter World Masters Games
More than 20 countries will be represented during the Winter World Masters Games in Québec City January 31 to February 8, 2015. Sports on the program include are alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, curling, ice hockey, long track skating, marathon skating, short track skating, triathlon, snowshoeing (demo sport). Organized by International Masters Games Association (IMGA), the Winter Masters Games will be held for the second time, the first were held in Bled in 2010. The Summer Masters Games are held every four years since 1985.
For more information, visit http://www.mastersgamesquebec2015.com/
SOURCE: Société du Centre des congrès de Québec
For further information: Ann Cantin, Director, Marketing and Communications, Winter World Masters Games 2015, 418 649-7711, ext. 4054, [email protected]