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Amateur athletes meet for 33rd World Medical and Health Games

By Surgical Tribune
June 26, 2012

ANTALYA, Turkey: Medical professionals and health-care workers are invited to join the World Medical and Health Games to be held in Antalya, in the Turkish Riviera, from 7 to 14 July. Visitors to the event can compete in several sport disciplines, as well as attend an international congress on sports medicine.

More than 2,000 sports-mad amateur athletes, including professionals, students, trainees, and their families and friends, from more than 50 countries are expected to join the event. The athletes will compete in 23 individual and team disciplines, such as athletics, badminton, chess, football, half-marathon, golf, judo, swimming and many more. In most disciplines, participants will be divided into five age categories. All attendees must hold a health certificate.

In addition to the sports competitions and the International Medicine Symposium, the event will offer visitors the opportunity to socialise with colleagues from around the world. The daily entertainment programme will feature the award ceremonies and traditional Turkish events.

Situated at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is one of the most popular places in the country, and is well known for the hospitality of its residents and its Mediterranean climate. Between the competitions, visitors to the games will have the opportunity to relax at the beach or explore the city’s archaeological treasures.

Detailed information and registration forms (deadline is 5 July) can be found at www.medigames.com.

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