- This article is about a senior sport competition. For a Yes, Dear episode, see Senior Olympics (tv episode).
The National Senior Games or "Senior Olympics" is a sports competition for seniors from the United States. It is a multi-sport event specifically devoted to adults aged 50+ (events are divided into age groups with five years interval). It is composed of regional competitions held yearly in all American states. Every two years a nationwide event is held in one state (the National Senior Olympics).
The first Senior Olympics took place in 1987 and attracted 2,500 people. Recent attendance (Louisville, 2007) had over 10,000 competitors and 20,000 spectators, with oldest competitors being over 100 years old.
The event is supported by the National Senior Games Association.
See also 
External links 
- National Senior Games Association
- Dates and locations of previous Senior Games
- Deborah Wheeler, Local octogenarian wins in Olympics, The Walton Sun, July 5, 2007
- Dan Farrand, Golden memories: Local athletes win medals at Senior Olympics, NewsTimesLive, Jul 06 2007
- Associated Press, Gray grit: boom times for Senior Games, July 4, 2007
Knoxville News Sentinel
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:17:59 -0700
“We all think the Senior Olympics is a bunch of wrinkly old people who try to be athletic. I thought the same way until I began to look at the clock time of these racing cyclists,” he said, “The 5K cycling time trial isn't just a race. It is a flat-out ...
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:13:57 -0700
Registration is now open for the forthcoming Iowa Senior Olympics, which will be held this summer at various venues around the Des Moines area. The games are open to all participants who will be 50 and older this year. Some of the events include ...
The Patriot Ledger (blog)
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:58:27 -0700
Barry Welch, Director of the Quincy Recreation Department, standing on the right, with Thomas Clasby Jr., the Director of Quincy Elder Services, at the Kennedy Senior Center luncheon with the senior athletes who are participating in the 31st Senior ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:35:08 -0700
This Memorial Day weekend, Spectrum Retirement of Missouri, with four senior living communities in St. Louis, will sponsor the 34th Annual St. Louis Senior Olympics to be held at the Jewish Community Center on Millstone Campus Drive in St. Louis.
Tue, 14 May 2013 13:20:20 -0700
LIMA — Senior Citizens Services will be sponsoring the 18th annual Senior Olympics, which will be held June 1-7. The events for this year are: swimming, table tennis, bocce ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, miniature golf, volleyball, tennis water ...
Farmington Daily Times
Fri, 03 May 2013 20:36:43 -0700
FARMINGTON — On Friday, more than 300 people filled the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center's main hall for the San Juan County Senior Olympics awards ceremony and picnic lunch. Over the course of a month, seniors showed their mettle in a broad range of ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 06:45:58 -0700
The Tidewater Bridge Unit scored exceptionally well in the 30th Annual Senior Olympics - Bridge Event held at Norfolk State University May 6-8, 2013. Pictured at left is Helen Lake, Recreation Specialist at Southside Senior Center in Berkley ...
The Carroll News
Sat, 04 May 2013 08:02:38 -0700
Nine months after its inaugural event, the Twin County Senior Olympics is back and better than ever. The first edition of the Twin County Senior Olympics was a huge hit with participants last September. But organizers have listened to seniors who took ...
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