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World Masters Games Here We Come! September 15, 2009

Posted by fredillies in Basketball, Travel.
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Well, less 4 weeks until the Opening Ceremonies of the 2009 World Masters Games.  This is the largest multi-sport event in the world, far bigger than the Olympics in terms of the number of competitors.  There are 28,000 people competing in Sydney.

This will be my second World Masters Games. Our team (The Prowlers) played in the 2005 Games in Edmonton as well.   Although many of us play together in various Men’s Leagues, we’ve been practicing as a team since April.  It’s been a great ride so far… learning a system and having a coach (…my wife Ali-  a renowned coach in Ontario high school basketball).  Running suicide drills and pushing ourselves has been extremely rewarding.   We have some VERY dedicated players on this team, and are expecting to bring back a medal this time. We’ll certainly have our work cut out for us… in our division we’ll play teams from the Russian Federation, Estonia, USA, Australia and Guam.  I’ll twitter (fredo22) during the Games so you can follow our exploits if you’re interested.

The following video gives you a glimpse of what the experience of the World Masters Games is like.  If you’re a competitive athlete over 30, do yourself a favour and enter the Games in 2013 (Germany).

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