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Osaka University and World Masters Games 2021 Kansai Organizing Committee conclude cooperative agreement


On Tuesday, May 28, Osaka University and the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai Organizing Committee concluded a cooperative agreement with the aim of developing sports medicine and promoting human resource development in Japan.

Specifically, the university will conduct sport medicine and science research in a sport setting and analyze data collected from top-class athletes for accumulating scientific evidence and, as an academic institution, it will also provide sports associations with health education through sports as well as lectures on trauma and disabilities.

At the signing ceremony, Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro and World Masters Games 2021 Kansai Organizing Committee Secretary General KINOSHITA Hiroo signed the agreement and shook hands, solidifying their commitment to collaboration and cooperation moving forward.

Areas of Collaboration
• Effective use of knowledge and information
• Development of human resources and interpersonal exchange
• Public relations and educational activity for the Games
• Other areas that will contribute to achieving the objectives of this agreement



About World Masters Games 2021 Kansai

The World Masters Games, held every 4 years by the International Masters Games Association, is an international sporting event in which any sports enthusiast roughly 30 years of age or older can participate. The Games, which promote lifelong love of sports, are held in the year following the Olympics/Paralympics, with the 10th Masters Games set to be held in greater Kansai in 2021. This will be the biggest Games in the event’s history, with some 50,000 athletes both from Japan and from overseas set to participate, and will also mark the very first Masters Games held in an Asian nation.

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