Closing ceremony

Closing ceremony

World Masters Games 2021 Kansai will be the first World Masters Games to be held in Asia and over a wide area. An important part of the Games is the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Based on the Games theme of "The Blooming of Sport for Life," the ceremonies will aim to show the world Japanese culture and traditions and the best of the Kansai Region. It will be a ceremony for lifetime sports inspiring dreams for the next generation.


To the future. Together.
Creation of a Osaka-Kansai Closing Ceremony.

The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai Closing Ceremony is not the end, but the beginning.
Memories of Kansai and the bonds created during the Games will be solidified during a fun and memorable closing ceremony and will be connected to all future competitions.


Osaka-Kansai and Beyond

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Past Closing Ceremonies

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Closing Ceremony Overview

Venue Osaka city:Osaka-Jo Hall
Date and Time May 30th, 2021 (Sun.) at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
*The finale event will take place at Osaka Castle Park after the closing ceremony.
Expected Number of Participants Capacity: Up to 10,000 people.
Venues Osaka-Jo Hall 1F Arena, 2F Stands
*Games participants have priority admission to the ceremony location (including participants with children under 12 and those accompanying participants with disabilities) but there will be a general admission spectator area.
Ceremony Languages Japanese, English, and sign language (Japanese sign language and international sign language).
Policies Specific Features Based on the Concept
  • ■Points to keep in mind for production
    • ・Give a sense of enjoyment for those who want to "DO" sports forever.
    • ・Develop a strong sense of bond and connection through competition.
    • ・Give people the motivation to want to visit Japan, the Kansai area, and Osaka again someday.
    • ・Get people to feel the spirit of Japan so they become fans of Japan itself.
  • ■Points to keep in mind to encourage motivation for participation and increase guest numbers
    • ・Create an atmosphere to make the most memorable memories.
    • ・Foster opportunities to participate in the closing ceremony.
    • ・Some things cannot be gained without participation.
The World Masters Games 2021 Kansai Closing Ceremony is not just the finale of the competition, but is also a place (opportunity) to create an even larger legacy for the future of Osaka-Kansai, including EXPO 2025.

Closing Ceremony Program

Finale event
Time To be determined.
Place Osaka Castle Park
Description Finale event to foster opportunity for participation in the closing ceremony
Closing Ceremony
Time 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Place Osaka-Jo Hall
  • ・Opening performance
  • ・Official speech
  • ・Handing over ceremony
    The IMGA flag will be handed over to the next Games host city, and who will then give a speech.
  • ・Participatory finale event, closing words.
【Development plan】
  • ・Open with a performance reflective of traditional Osaka-Kansai theater entertainment.
  • ・Hold handing over ceremony with the IMGA flag to the next host city.
  • ・Create unity and exchange opportunity for Games participants through the Finale event that they will be a part of.

*The program above is current as of November 19th, 2019. Subject to change without notice.


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