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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, felt...
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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 t...
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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 July ...
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68 is the New 40?

Seniors Who Exercise Can Shave a Quarter-Century—Or More—Off Of Their Age National Senior Games Association Survey Reveals Vital Stats on Fitness Age of Athletes BATON ROUGE, La. (June 30, 2015) – Just in time for the start of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana, The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) — a Multi-Sports Council Member of the United States Olympic Committee — tod...
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"Unexpected Plot Twists" June 2015 Athlete of the Month

Jane Pittman, 60, Alexandria, Virginia In her mid-50s, independent filmmaker Jane Pittman was looking for her next documentary subject. A friend suggested she check out the nearby NOVA United Senior Women's Basketball Association, in which more than 50 women between the ages of 50 and 76 from all around the metro Washington, DC region practice and compete. At the time, four NOVA teams were gearing...
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"Medal Worthy - In More Than One Way" May 2015 Athlete of the Month

Jane Soeten, 88, Wasilla, Alaska Jane Soeten has earned many medals as a senior athlete, including one gold and two bronze in field events at the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Last year, however, she picked up a special medal from a very different field of play when she traveled from Wasilla, Alaska to Washington, DC to receive a Congressional medal for her service in the Civil A...
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The Family That Plays Together...

  From left: Monica, Tom, "Pop", Nancy, Buffy, Dan, Carl Jr. The Family That Plays Together...-The Horstman Family, Evansville, Indiana As the biennial National Senior Games approaches its 14th gathering of athletes since the first event was held in 1987, we are delighted to see more and more intergenerational participation. Earlier in our history, we saw participation by couples, siblings an...
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Evansville, Indiana

As the third-largest city in Indiana, Evansville does not receive the attention it deserves. It has the distinction of being first in the state for senior athletics, since local annual Senior Games have been held there for over 25 years. The Southwestern Indiana Region Council on Aging (called SWIRCA & More) has been the driving force behind this achievement, and when the opportunity came up t...
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Walk Like a Mississipian

Walk Like a Mississipian - Donna Gonzales, 72, Terry, Mississippi Race walking is an often unappreciated sport. The casual observer might consider its movements quirky, but anyone who has tried it or watched closely will attest to the skill and focus it demands of athletes. Precise technique and endurance, requiring extensive mental and physical preparation, is required to properly compete. Race w...
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Biloxi, Mississippi

When we first called longtime volunteer and organizer Lucy Bickham to ask if NSGA could participate in the Celebration of Athletes for the Mississippi Senior Olympics (MSO), she warned us that there might not be more than 50 or 60 people coming. After all, the Mississippi Senior Olympics was merging with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Games for the first time. Would people come down from the no...
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"Carving the Lanes - and Birds" April 2015 Athlete of the Month

Jim Barksdale, 80 and Jan Weisel, 55 - Steeleville, Missouri Some people take up sports as a hobby. Jim Barksdale of Steeleville, Missouri certainly has fun bowling, but considers his five decades of rolling the rock as a bit more than a hobby. Along the way he has collected a 25 year American Bowling Congress tournament plaque, multiple Missouri Senior Olympic medals of all colors, plus more gath...
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Rallying Through Life's Kill Shots

  Photos by: Matt Oleszczak Rallying Through Life's Kill Shots - Sharon Huczek, 67, Rochester, Michigan If you are looking for a model of perseverance and persistence, you need not look farther than Sharon Huczek. The same would be true if you are looking for a model of an inspirational person who makes a difference in other people's lives. As you will find from our conversation below, Sharon...
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A Different Kind of Fish Story

A Different Kind of Fish Story - Alexandra Stafford, 54, Metairie, Louisiana N S GA's Personal Best initiative seeks to inspire an attitude for lifelong health and fitness in everyone by presenting profiles of Senior Games athletes who are successful examples of healthy, active aging. Having a sensible approach to nutrition is one aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so we decided to have a ...
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10 July 2015
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Founders of Games in Maryland and Georgia recognized for contributions to growth of Games ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 10, 2015) - The National Sen...
10 July 2015
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  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results 100 Meter Dashed by Cara Desmond and Dan Piering Bob Whildon had the ...
09 July 2015
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  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Judge Calls Order on the Court by Amy Adamle - Photo by: Tyler R...
08 July 2015
Games Daily News
  2015 Games Photos - 2015 Games in the News - 2015 Games Results Personal Best Spirit Ripples Through Pool by Amy Adamle Male and fema...