World Masters Games
The Olympics for athletes over 35 was held in Italy.
From August 2 to 11, Turin hosted the eighth edition of the World Master Games, the biggest sporting event dedicated to athletes older than 35 years of age. In Turin, home of the 2006 Winter Olympics, more than 18 thousand athletes from 60 nations have competed. The athletics events were held at the Stadio Primo Nebiolo. The Mondotrack showed excellent performance by athletes Italians, who won 75 gold medals, as many as Russia, who won 77 silvers and 74 bronzes. The main star was Dario Rappo, who won four gold medals: 800m, 1500m, 5000m steeplechase, and 2000m.