8 Feb 2012

Records tumble at Masters Games

9:34 am on 8 February 2012

Records are tumbling and the injuries are mounting at the 23rd Masters Games in Dunedin.

New Zealand's biggest multi-sports event for people aged over 30 mixes Olympic sports with more social pursuits like line dancing and card games.


This year the games have attracted more than 6000 people despite numbers from Christchurch being halved because of the earthquakes.

Of all the sports, the biggest is the netball competition of more than 800 players.

But older does not always mean gentler. Masseuses and doctors at the Edgar Centre worked overtime, treating up to 100 injuries per day from fallen players.

The games continue until Sunday with snooker, road running and twilight petanque on Wednesday.