The Term “Masters” in the Sports Associated with Circumstances and Future Development | Abstract

Journal of Health Care and Research [ISSN: 2582-8967]

Journal of Health Care and Research | Asploro

ISSN: 2582-8967

Article Type: Commentary

DOI: 10.36502/2023/hcr.6215

J Health Care and Research. 2023 Feb 02;4(1):1-4

Kiyoshi KONOIKE1, Hiroshi BANDO1,2iD*
1International Masters Athletics Federation (IMAF), Wakayama, Japan
2Tokushima University/Medical research, Tokushima, Japan

Corresponding Author: Hiroshi BANDO, MD, PhD, FACP ORCID iD
Address: Tokushima University /Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan.
Received date: 15 January 2023; Accepted date: 30 January 2023; Published date: 02 February 2023

Citation: Konoike K, Bando H. The Term “Masters” in the Sports Associated with Circumstances and Future Development. J Health Care and Research. 2023 Feb 02;4(1):1-4.

Copyright © 2023 Konoike K, Bando H. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Masters’ Athletics, World Masters Athletics, Asia Masters Athletics, International Masters Athletics Federation, Japan Sports Masters

Abbreviations: WMA: World Masters Athletics; AMA: Asia Masters Athletics; IMAF: International Masters Athletics Federation; JSPO: Japan Sports Masters


Masters’ Athletics has shown a significant and remarkable role for people’s happiness, physically and psychologically. World Masters Athletics (WMA) Championships started in 1975, and two terms of Veterans and Masters were used. Author Konoike was the president of Asia Masters Athletics (AMA) from 1998 to 2013, and established the International Masters Athletics Federation (IMAF) associated with continuing various competition games and research until now. During World competitions in 2000, he emphasized adequate official terms for Masters instead of Veterans. Japan Sports Masters (JSPO) has been established including lots of sports and “Masters” has become a standard common word for sports.



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