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Welcome to the Games Daily News archive from the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana! Our daily stories capture the spirit of competition and camaraderie that characterized The Games that were hosted in Bloomington, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Enjoy the memories with links for each day's edition. You can also use the search box to enter keywords for events or athlete names mentioned in the Games Daily.

Watch for the 2017 Games Daily News to return when The Games come to Birmingham, Alabama on June 2-15, 2017!!

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The Games Daily - July 16, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results   From DQ to Gold: Redemption for Grandma Ceil by Eric Todd   Imagine the scene. It’s the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana in Cleveland, Ohio. Twenty-five family members from around the country, all in purple t-shirts, have come out to support you. Your grandchildren are wearing purple t-shirts that read...
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The Games Daily - July 15, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Teacher Follows Student to Racewalking Gold in National Senior Games Gonzales Wins 1500 Meter Event for Third Time in a Row by Russell Barnes   Donna Gonzales’ race walking career is a storybook, even if the story didn’t begin until she was past 50 years old. She has been competing in the National Senior Games since travel...
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The Games Daily - July 14, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Native American Team Carries Wisdom of “The Ancient Ones” By Russell Barnes The Anasazi Ladies were here to win - on and off the court. Despite the outcome of their afternoon game, they celebrated Sunday night. Team captain Mary Begaye smiled on the sidelines as her three teammates scored the first two shots of their matc...
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The Games Daily - July 13, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results The Unending Pickleball Honeymoon by Eric Todd What does a 72 year-old retired Air Force pilot and a 57 year-old retired Postmaster have in common? Pickleball...and love.  Self-described lovebirds Larry and Jo Honeycutt from Canyon Lake, Texas, say they met on the pickleball court and “one thing just kind of led to anothe...
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The Games Daily - July 12, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results An Unusual Eye for Bowling by Matt Oleszczak Who do you normally associate with precision? Jewelers? Tailors? Surgeons? How about an 88-year-old bowler—and she’s 90 percent blind? Mary Northrup from The Villages, Florida, plays with the best despite her visual impairment. She rolled into the 2015 National Senior Games presente...
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The Games Daily - July 11, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results A Celebration of Three Cities Fit for a Parade Bloomington, Minneapolis and Saint Paul officially welcomed the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana in last night’s Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes, and thousands of senior athletes returned the embrace. The festive event was held at the recent...
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The Games Daily - July 10, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results 100 Meter Dashed by Cara Desmond and Dan Piering Bob Whildon had the standout performance among standout performances in the 100 meter events at Thursday’s track and field competition at St. Thomas University as he smashed the NSGA all time record for men’s 80-84 100 meter race with a time of 14.71. The previous high mark of 15...
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The Games Daily - July 9, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Judge Calls Order on the Court by Amy Adamle - Photo by: Tyler Rocheleau Judge Linda Coburn’s commanding presence in a municipal courtroom in Edmonds, Washington, carries over to the volleyball court. Coburn, 50, calls Set! Spike! or Move! with a firmness unmistakable to teammates, opponents and spectators. Coburn has bee...
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The Games Daily - July 8, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Personal Best Spirit Ripples Through Pool by Amy Adamle Male and female swimmers were off to the races for the backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, and individual medley events early Tuesday morning in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. DeEtte Sauer, 74, of Houston, Texas, came out of the women’s 65-74 200-yard freestyle...
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The Games Daily - July 7, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Running to Recover   by Matt Oleszczak - Photo by Zachary A.M. Kelly Although she had no prior experience with running, Kathy Sueoka, at 55, got started six years ago and quickly progressed to winning national races. But it all came to a crashing halt in February 2012, when Sueoka, while training at the gym, fel...
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The Games Daily - July 6, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Tri-ple Threats   Senior Athletes Take On Triathlon by Dan Piering - Photo by Erica Jacques The sun was still rising over Lake Phalen in St. Paul Sunday morning, but the senior athletes poised to tackle the triathlon at the 2015 Senior Games presented by Humana were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they sprinted into ...
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The Games Daily - July 5, 2015

 2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Torch Meets Fireworks: National Senior Games Kick Off With A Bang by Andrew Ruffing - Photo by Mikailn Rae Perry The 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana officially started in grand style when the torch appeared over the Mississippi River as athletes, supporters and fireworks fans cheered Saturday night. Minnesot...
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The Games Daily - July 3-4, 2015

2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Let The Fun & Games Begin! Welcome to the first online edition of the 2015 Games Daily News! Our hope to capture the spirit of competition and camaraderie that characterizes The Games. In addition to the features, news and information, this page also provides links (see above) that will take you to a photo gallery (active on Jul...
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07 May 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Dick Lane, 87, Livonia, Michigan  An exciting new development for the 2017 National Senior Games presented by Humana ...
01 April 2017
Athlete of the Month
HUMANA Hero: Julia Hawkins, 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana As we often say, it’s never too late to get into The Games. It’s also never too...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Lee Stadem, 89, Sioux Falls, South Dakota You might say Leroy “Lee” Stadem has a reverence for sports and fitness. He believes that keepin...
19 March 2017
Personal Best Featured Athletes
Hazel Hassen Bey, 93, Montclair, New Jersey In sports, sometimes the story is about amazing feats of skill and glory. Other times, it is ab...