Sarawak is proud to host the 21st Asia Masters Athletics Championship (AMAC) from December 2 to 6, 2019.
AMAC is expected to bring approximately 3,500 veteran athletes from over 40 countries.
The launching ceremony of 21st AMAC 2018 logo took place on Jan 29 in Kuching, officiated by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah.
A Brief History
The first unofficial meeting to form a body for veteran athletes in Asia was held in the year 1983 in India, after considering the fact that there were many veteran athletes from Asian countries participating in the World Veterans Athletics Championships and there should be an organisation to coordinate their participation. After several unofficial meetings and discussions, the Asian Veteran Athletic Association was officially formed in the year 1986 in Indonesia.
Although the official body was formed in 1986, the first Veterans’ Athletics Championships for Asian master athletes were organised on 27th July 1981, in Singapore by the effort of some former Olympians and Ex internationals. Four hundred and eight participants (408) from eight countries took part in the first veterans’ athletics championships. From then onwards, the championships were held once in two years except in 1985, when the championships were held in the following year, 1986 itself. The championships’ name was changed to Asia Masters Athletics Championships from the year 2004, in accordance with the change of the word from veterans to masters by the world body. The participation to this championships has increased tremendously from 408 in the first edition to 2000 over at present. It is expected to reach 3000 over in the near future.
21st AMAC Secretariat
No : 1. 7, 1st Floor,
Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat,
50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: + 603 2022 1470
Mobile: + 6013 333 1020
Mobile: + 6013 341 8516
Email: [email protected]