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LAST_UPDATETue, 19 Jun 2018 4pm

Malaysia All Set To Host Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is all ready to organise its first Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018  (APMG) from September 7 to 15 in Penang.

APMG president Chong Eng is targeting 5,000 participants from 32 countries to compete in the event.

According to her, the organisers are optimistic of receiving at least 2,000 local participants. 

“I believe the promotion has garnered the attention of sports enthusiasts here to join the championships,” she told reporters at a briefing and launch of the mascot for APMG.

APMG is a multi-sport event open to individuals based on the concept of free sports without representing any country or state. 

Participants only needed to fulfil the minimum age of 30 and above and athletes compete in their own age group and category – competitive, recreational or social.

There will be 21 sports events in competition in the Games among them football, badminton, athletics, swimming, archery, ping pong, squash and tennis.

Meanwhile at the function, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar was appointed as the honourary ambassador of APMG 2018.

"Tunku Imran was selected as he was instrumental in bringing the sporting event to Asia and Malaysia for the first time,” said Chong who is Penang Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman.

Members of the public who are interested in the championships, can obtain further information from APMG 2018 official website at www.apmg2018.com.

-- BERNAMA