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18 September 2008 - Opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic-style experience

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Opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic-style experience Sydney (AUS) – 18 September 2008   Archers of all abilities aged 30 or more years can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic-style experience at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games, the seventh edition of the world’s largest multi-sport event for which registrations have opened.   Archery is one of the twelve Sydney 2009 World Masters Games sports competitions that will take place at a Sydney 2000 Olympic Games venue. Formerly known as Sydney International Archery Park, the Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre will stage the target events, with other superb sites hosting the clout, field and indoor events.   The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games, the international multi-sport event at which ordinary people can have extraordinary experiences, will see competitors from more than 100 countries go for gold in 28 sports, including archery, at more than 70 excellent venues throughout the city over nine days— from 10 to 18 October next year.   “Sydney began the decade by staging the best Olympic Games and will end it by staging the best World Masters Games,” says Shane O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee.   “None of the previous six World Masters Games host cities had a list of venues as good as those that competitors, particularly archers, will encounter in Sydney.   “The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games are the next major event on the sport-loving city’s calendar. It’s definitely one not to be missed,” adds Mr O’Leary.   Open to people of all abilities and most ages—anyone can compete provided that they satisfy their sport’s minimum age criterion—the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games are all about being fit, fun and forever young. Registrations are open until 31 July 2009, with competitors able to sign up online at www.2009worldmasters.com.   Archery information:www.2009worldmasters.com/Archery/default.aspx   Media contact Mark Worwood, Media Manager Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee Phone: +61 2 8116 2018 Mobile: +61 408 894 935 Email: mark.worwood@2009worldmasters.com   Edited FITA Communication