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Senior Olympics

The Senior Olympics is the best chance for the sports persons, who have passed their prime age, to prove their mettle in the sports arena. This international competition is held mainly in North America and features participants from the United States of

America and Canada. The Senior Olympics is a multi-sport event and is held every two years. The Olympic for senior players was started in the year 1987. It has since been an extremely popular sporting event.

The major rule of the Senior Olympics states that the competition is open only to the people, who are over 50 years of age. A large number of reputed senior sportsmen also participate in this Senior Olympics. The main organizer of the event is the NSGA or the National Senior Games Association, which also organizes several local sporting events for senior citizens.

A number of sports are included in the Senior Olympics. These include several solo as well as team events. There are also a number of duet or doubles sports and events. Some of the events included in the Senior Olympics are listed below:

  • Golf
  • Pickleball
  • Shooting
  • Triathlon
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Men's Softball
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • 5K and 10K Races
  • Cycling
  • Billiards
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Bowling

  • Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

    Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

    In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

    Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


    Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

    French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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