European Masters Athletics Championships 5-15 September, Italy


The Italian Masters are now making their final preparations for a record-breaking 5,039 competitors who will be arriving on their Adriatic coast, for the EMA Track & Field Championships. EMA allow non-Europeans to enter under certain criteria. 113 athletes from as far away as Australia, USA, Hong Kong have entered.

Using three stadiums with shuttle buses ferrying athletes on up to a 40-minute trip between the main stadium in Jesolo, to Caorle and Eraclea, the Organisers are facing challenges. However, they have some very experienced people on their LOC, including the 1980 Moscow Olympic high jumper, Sara Simeoni, and the Italian Masters are numerically one of EMA’s largest affiliates.

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