The World Masters Games generated an operating surplus of around $800,000 which will be distributed among amateur sports organisations.

The April 2017 Games included 28 sports who automatically receive grants ranging from $8000 to $24,000, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has announced.

The size of those initial grants is influenced by participation numbers in the Games. Applications can be made for further funds to run events and buy equipment etc, with the recipients announced in September.

The Games involved 28,000 participants and generated $34.2m for the Auckland region.

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India's Man Kaur, aged 101, competing at the Masters Games. Photo / Michael Craig
India's Man Kaur, aged 101, competing at the Masters Games. Photo / Michael Craig

ATEED have announced the surplus was $831,000 of which $50,000 will go to New Zealand Masters Games leaving the rest for the 28 sports.

WMG2017 Chief Executive Jennah Wootten said: "It was wonderful to see the amateur sport legacy live on.

"(the Games) reinforced that major events, when planned and delivered strategically, deliver significant economic and social benefits."

The 28 sports are.-
Archery NZ, Athletics Auckland, Badminton NZ, Baseball NZ, North Harbour Basketball, Waka Ama NZ, Cycling NZ, Auckland Rugby, Torbay Sailing Club, Shooting NZ, North Harbour Softball, Squash NZ, Surf Life Saving Northern Region, Swimming NZ, NZ Football, NZ Golf, Hockey NZ, Bowls NZ, Netball NZ, Orienteering NZ, Rowing NZ, Auckland Table Tennis Association, Tennis Northern, Touch NZ, Triathlon NZ, Volleyball NZ, Water Polo NZ, Olympic Weightlifting Auckland.