There is less than two weeks left to register for the Sydney World Masters Games 2009.

Sports fans of any level and ability have been reminded that registration for the Masters Games closes on Friday July 31.

To be held in Sydney from October 10-18, the Masters will attract competitors from around the world to take part in one of the largest international sporting events held.

A number of former professional athletes have signed onto take part in the event, including lesbian cycling Olympian Michelle Ferris, netball champion Liz Ellis, Australian Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski and tennis Grand Slam title holder Ken Rosewall.

The event is open to anyone with a passion for their sport. The only other necessity to take part is that people meet the age requirments for their chosen sport. Most sports are open to anyone over the age of 28, while swimming permits people from 25 upwards.

It doesn’t matter how old or how good you are, everyone’s invited to take part in what’s the biggest event of its kind on the planet, Games ghair Margy Osmond said. Don’t let the Games begin without you.

Up to 25,000 people are expected to register for the Games in the coming weeks, while some notable entrants have already submitted their forms, including a great-grandmother of 100 years who has registered to take part in the shot-put, hammer throwing and discuss events – absolute proof that anyone, even you, can take part.


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