FAQ

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) provided below highlight questions that are often asked. Please refer here before making an inquiry.

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Registration

It will be announced on each competition venue and on Games Website. In addition, we are planning to make it to be able to confirmed from the Games entry site > Competition disciplines information > competition result as well.
Early Entry is for the member of Team Do Sports portal site, and allows members to apply for the Games earlier than the General Entry commencement date. Please take this occasion as an opportunity to register for Team Do Sports portal site.
TDSP (Team Do Sports Portal) is a portal site which focuses on "Entry function for Sports Competitions or Events" and "Community function for searching opponents or team members".
This site was launched when World Masters Games 2021 KANSAI was established, its role is to be a platform for people who starts practicing Sports, people who engage in Team Sports activity, and people who support those activities to be gathered. This site is planned to be continued operating even after the Games.
There is a capacity for each event within each Sports disciplines. Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore we will close the application as soon as the capacity is reached.
For the entry of Team Sports, each participant must conclude entry through entry system.
Procedures for Team Sports entry is scheduled to be conducted as follows in the entry system on the Web:
(Some Team Sports requires different entry procedure. Ex: Judo (Team competition))
1 First, team representative has to conclude entry for the Games as "Team representative". That indicates "Team" entry.
2 At the time of this entry, if "the Team members" are confirmed, the representative can enter team members e-mail address all at once, which will lead to sending invitation to enter for the "Team" to all members of those address automatically.
3 Each member of the team when receiving invitation e-mail will proceed to entry procedure as "member of the Team".
Team members can be registered until the end of March 2021, however if you could not gather required number of participants by the end of March 2021 (if the Team is not established), please be advised that your application will be considered as cancelled due to the circumstances of the participants' personal reason.
"30+" means "over the age of 30" and the athlete who are over the age of 30 can compete in that category.
You can compete up to 5 disciplines with Base fee. However from the 6th disciplines, additional charge of 2,000 yen per discipline will apply.
Extra Fees are required for following disciplines in needs for extra cost.
○World Championships Fee for holding World Championships as part of World Masters Games
○Fees for bringing/transporting competitive equipment (firearms etc.)
○Significantly higher venue usage fees compare to Games participation fee.
Supporter fees include the right to participate in the ceremonies, to use various services, and the participants' kit. If you do not need all of the above, you do not need to apply for the Games.
In addition, for person under the age of 12 (as of April 1, 2021), there is no fee set for participation in the Games. However, they are able to attend only to the Opening/Closing ceremonies, only if guardians who have entered to the Games will accompanied.
If your current residency is in Japan, entry fee will be "domestic" participant. Please present your residence card, etc. for identification documents.
If you have Japanese nationality and living outside of Japan, you can choose between "living outside Japan" and "living in Japan". Please presend your passport for identification documents.
Transfer of rights (including transfer of AD Card) is not permitted. In the event that such fraud is found, the organiser will follow any disposition (revocation of participation or award, etc.). In addition, the organiser will not refund any compensation or fees for participation in the Games.

The World Masters Games

You can check-in for the Games at the Opening Village, Center Village, Masters Village and Temporary Accreditation Venue.
For the Sporting venue which does not equip Temporary Accreditation venue, you cannot check-in for the Games, therefore you must check-in at villages or elsewhere before heading to the Sporting venue.
Please refer to following URL (http://etcetcetc) for details on Games check-in, since there are different period/time depending on venues for Games check-in.
It does not matter which location to check-in, however please specify the location at the time of your appreciation.
At the Games check-in, we will verify the identity of applicants and then issue the AD card, also handing over participant kit etc.
Sports check-in will be conducted at the designated venue on the Sports Information Guide of your participating Sports.
Please check-in at the designated location on designated date and time, since we might let you know of various cautions and more.
Athletes and Non-Playing Officials are required to conclude "Games check-in" and "Sports check-in" (Supporter must conclude Games check-in only), the participant must conclude Games check-in by themselves at lease one day prior to competition date.
At the Games check-in, we will verify the identity of applicants and then issue the AD card, also handing over participant kit etc.
QR code screen on your smart phone (it is shown on My Page of Entry system) or print out QR code screen with identification document with picture (One of the following - Passport, Japanese Driver's Licence, My Number Card or Citizen Identification Card (with picture), Residence Card, Physical disability certificate) are required, and if not bringing those, we are unable to conclude your Games check-in.
Sports check-in will be conducted at the designated venue on the Sports Information Guide of your participating Sports.
Please check-in at the designated location on designated date and time, since we might let you know of various cautions and more.
We will check you in at the Sports Venue of your participating Sports.
Please refer to the Sports Information Guide of your participating Sports/Discipline since Location/Period/Time differs from each disciplines.
Please note that it is necessary to complete the Games check-in before the Sports check-in. In addition, some discipline requires to be checked-in by the day prior to the first day of the competition, therefore please check the Sports Information Guide for each disciplines for details. Also, the location for check-in varies from disciplines, therefore please check Sports Information Guide for that matter as well.
In order to verify identity by identification document at the time of check-in, check-in by representative is not allowed. Please be aware that participants themselves must be present at the check-in.
For the participant with physical disability certificate, there will be verification of identity by identification document at the time of check-in, therefore check-in by representatives are not allowed. Please make sure participants themselves to be present at the check-in.
It is necessary for each and every member of the team must be checked-in for the Games.
No. We do not conduct Games check-in at Sports Venue, however for some Sports Venue which is far from each Villages have set up temporary accreditation venue at or surrounding area of Sports Venue. Please refer to (URL) for Temporary Accreditation Venue.

Competing in the Games

In April 2021, the competition venue and the match schedule will be decided and announced to participants. We are planning to inform you from the Games entry site.
You cannot choose the competition venue as you wish.
Sports check-in will be conducted at the designated venue on the Sports Information Guide of your participating Sports.
Please check-in at the designated location on designated date and time, since we might let you know of various cautions and more.
We will check you in at the Sports Venue of your participating Sports.
Please refer to the Sports Information Guide of your participating Sports/Discipline since Location/Period/Time differs from each disciplines.
Please note that it is necessary to complete the Games check-in before the Sports check-in. In addition, some discipline requires to be checked-in by the day prior to the first day of the competition, therefore please check the Sports Information Guide for each disciplines for details. Also, the location for check-in varies from disciplines, therefore please check Sports Information Guide for that matter as well.

Transportation

The transportation pass will be given to you at the time of Games check-in.
Please be aware that you cannot receive transportation pass prior to Games check-in.
Limited to during the entry period, participants of the domestic residents can purchase transportation pass as an option. However, it will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and both ① and ② can be purchased up to one piece per person
①Original KANSAI ONE PASS (suburban area)/3,000yen (2,500 yen pre-charged)  
②Original Wide Area Pass (wide region excursion)/7,000yen (unlimited JR rides for 7 consecutive days within Games holding area)

Opening Ceremony , Closing Ceremony

In principle, the ceremony venue area is open only to participants of the Games (those under the age of 12 accompanied by the participants of the Games and those accompanying participants with disability are also allowed to enter).
We are planning to set up an area where the general public can also observe the ceremony.
You do not need any fee if you only wish to spectate competitions.
Since the Opening/Closing ceremonies will have an area where only participants can enter, if you wish to spectate ceremonies in that area, you will need to apply for participation in the Games.
Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be carried out rain or shine. The Opening Ceremony will be held in the Rohm Theatre in stormy weather, and admission may be restricted due to the capacity of the venue.
For those who have entered the Games have access to the participants area where designated for Games participants only, by presenting AD card.
For those who have not entered for the Games can only enter to the general public area.

Accommodation

The organising committee recommends accommodation reservations on the official accommodation site, however it is also acceptable for the participants to make decisions and use other reservation functions.
Yes, you can make reservation same as participants of the Games.

Food and Drink

Please check at each restaurants/vendors.
Please check with each food/beverage providers.

Inclusive

For WMG2021 KANSAI,
All 35 Sports 59 Disciplines will be held as general divisions, and 13 Sports 19 Disciplines among all will be established for the Para-Sports/Disciplines division.
【Para-Sports/Disciplines Division (13 Sports 19 Disciplines)】
Archery (Outdoor, Indoor), Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball (Wheelchair Basketball), Canoe (Marathon, Sprint), Bicycle (Track, Road Race), Judo (Judo for the Vision Impairment), Rowing, Shooting (Clay, Rifle), Swimming (Swimming, Artistic Swimming), Table Tennis, Tennis (Wheelchair Tennis), Triathlon (Triathlon, Duathlon), Volleyball (Deaf Beach Volleyball)
In addition, 12 Sports 20 Disciplines among the general division will be held as a 'Sports/Disciplines which takes into consideration the participation of people with impairments (to general division)' with reasonable consideration for people with disabilities.
【Sports/Disciplines which takes into consideration the participation of people with impairments (to general division) (12 Sports 20 Disciplines)】
Athletics (Track & Field,10km Road Race, Half Marathon), Canoe (Marathon, Dragon Boat), Bicycle (Mountain Bike, BMX), Football (Soccer, Futsal), Ground Golf, Rugby Football, Sailing (Sailing), Squash, Swimming (Swimming,Artistic Swimming), Bowling, Triathlon (Triathlon, Aquathlon, Duathlon), Tug of War

〇 The total number of competition which is open for Para-Athletes are 20 Sports 33 Disciplines (excluding duplicate Sports/Disciplines).

Support for Overseas Visitors

We are planning to have support in Japanese and English at each Village, Gateway Information Center, and each Sports Venues.
We have support in Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional) and Korean.
There are only Japanese support prior and after the Games period (Nov 20, 2019 ~ April 30, 2021, and May 31 ~ June 4th, 2021).
It is scheduled to have Japanese and English support available for during the Games period (May 6 ~ May 30, 2021).
It is planned to be announced on the Games website, at each venues and the Games entry site in Japanese and English.
Currently, we are considering whether it is possible to provide guidance to utilize existing facilities around the venue or to set up temporary facilities. It is rather difficult to prepare prayer room at all facilities, however we will do our best to suits your requests when requested.
When you are coming from a country which requires a visa to visit to Japan, we are aware of the need to make it more smooth to obtain a visa. We are currently considering a policy.
For more information on obtaining a visa, please contact the Japanese embassy or consulate in your country or region.

Tourism

Please refer to the tourist information page of the Games website.
We also have a "WMG Special Experience Plan" site. Application for the experience program on this site will begin in February 2020.

Other

There is a license fee applies for using the Games logo and Sufla. For more information, please refer to "About Us About the Use of Games Properties" on the Games website.
It is planned to be able on My Page of the entry system for print-out.
The Organisers will take out all legally and/or officially required insurances for the Games, however the insurance will cover only for "Athletes and Non-Playing Officials" and limited to "Injuries occurred during the competition within the Sports Venue". And it does not cover all and any risks during participating in the Games.
Therefore, it is the participant's own responsibility to take out adequate and valid insurance (such as accident insurance, travel insurance, and medical insurance), since illness and injuries are participant"s own responsibility during the Games period.
In addition, depending on the discipline, it may require to take out a specific insurance, so please confirm the Sports Information Guide for your participating discipline for details.
The Organisers are not responsible for any of these.
Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue.
There are no restrictions on the uniform of participants unless otherwise specified in the Sports Information Guide.
Free Wi-Fi will be installed for each villages and competition venues.
Please check all communication environment at airports, train stations, hotels, tourist facilities, etc. while you are traveling, or at your accommodation, tourist spots, etc. on your own.