You Can Be in The Olympics – After Age 50!
With the 2012 Summer Olympics getting underway in London this week, many of us will set aside several hours to watch the incredible beauty and athleticism of perhaps the
world’s greatest sporting event. And during these Olympics, how many people may recall past glories of former athletic achievements on any scale, maybe longing for the days and wishing they’d done more.
Are you thinking time has passed you by?
Not on your life.
Seniors and masters athletes in the US, anyone over the age of 50, can work to qualify for the US National Senior Games. Okay, so it’s not the Olympics, but it’s still an opportunity to compete on a state and national stage against the very best US senior athletes in your age group.
The 2013 Summer National Senior Games, presented by Humana, are coming to Cleveland, OH, July 20 – August 1, 2013. To participate, athletes must be at least 50 years old and qualify at an NSGA State Games during calendar year 2012. In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals.
Events are varied but fall pretty closely to many of the major Olympic events, including track and field, swimming, softball, soccer, triathlon, golf, and many other events.
All individual sports are offered separately for men and for women in five-year age divisions, beginning with 50 and ending with 100+. All team sports are offered separately for men and for women in the following age divisions: : 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, and 75+. In addition, 3-on-3 basketball will have an 80+ division, how cool is that?
So as you watch the 2012 Summer Olympics heat up in London this week, remember that, if you’re over 50, you too can be an Olympian of sorts in the US National Senior Games.
For more information, go to the NSGA website to find out how you can become the next games superstar!