Malaga welcomes the World
The President of the LOC Raúl Chapado, WMA outgoing President Stan Perkins, supported by key members of the LOC and WMA, were visibly relieved as they address the Representatives from a record-breaking 100-plus countries to the biennial World Masters Athletics Track & Field Championships in the beautiful city of Malaga. They were loudly applauded. After two years of hard work, dedication and commitment, everything is ready. Competition would commence on time on the 4th forecasting 27°C.
As 8,000 athletes from all continents registered their arrival, queuing at peak times for about twenty minutes as helpful volunteers issue numbers, travel tickets, declaration etc., there was an exciting buzz in the main stadium as competitors greeted rivals and renewed friendships and looked forward to their competition. Thank you, LOC, for your welcome.