World Masters Games in Kansai, Japan delayed until 2022

The next World Masters Games, due to be held in the Japanese region of Kansai in 2021, have been delayed until 13-29 May 2022.

This multisport event will award the next world champion titles to masters archers aged 50 years of age and above. It means no host for the World Archery Masters Championships will be sought in 2022.

The World Masters Games were first held in Toronto, Canada in 1985 and have been staged roughly every four years since.

The first World Archery Masters Championships was held at the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne in 2018, attracting nearly 400 athletes and strengthening the competitive opportunities for mature athletes at the international level.

It was announced prior to those inaugural championships that the event would be held independently only every four years, with the intermittent world titles being awarded at the World Masters Games.

No change to the competition schedule in Kansai has been announced but organisers have indicated that adjustments are likely.

The programme is set to feature indoor and outdoor archery competitions.