The Games Daily
Welcome to the Games Daily News archive! Here you can find daily news pages from 2019, 2017 and 2015 that capture the spirit of competition and cameraderie that the National Senior Games is famous for.
Enjoy the memories with links for each day’s edition. You can also use the search box to enter keywords to find athletes by name or year for events or athlete names mentioned in the Games Daily. See you in 2022!
There was sun and fun and records done in Greater Fort Lauderdale! The 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana has closed the books with its athletes chalking up seven American records and 154 National Senior Games records. Nearly 12,000 athletes 50 and over competed in 21 sports in five-year age divisions over 13 days
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It’s not easy to provide a true picture of what the National Senior Games is all about, but the talented and dedicated staff at the NSGA Media Center has done another heartfelt effort to convey the impressions we gain from witnessing these amazing athletes. We hope it inspires others to pursue more healthy and active
Director’s Note: As we close the book on the 2022 National Senior Games, we thought it would be illuminating to ask our communications intern Jennifer Coco, 20, to share her thoughts from the experience. Jennifer was already aware of the Games and older athletes because her grandmother is 81-year-old Senior Games swimming icon DeEtte Sauer,
Pittsburgh is excited and ready to host the National Senior Games AGAIN! Get ready for a great experience coming July 7-18, 2023. Remember you must qualify at one or our state games in 2022 to be able to compete in Pittsburgh at the 2023 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Participation in the 2022
Terence Purcell, 51 Springfield, Illinois Top Male overall time: 21:59:55 What made you want to try the National Senior Games? “Because I turned 50 last year, and I’m at an age where I’m proud of my age. I heard about the Illinois state senior games through Facebook, I did those and qualified for nationals.”
In 2020 we introduced you to Oklahoma cyclist Simeon Gipson, who picked up cycling to work his way back to health and away from diabetes and who has become a role model in the Cherokee Nation. (Read his inspiring Personal Best story here.) Since that time, Simeon was given a new racing bike by
Carrol “Blu” Walsh only discovered archery eight years ago, but the Charlotte resident has quickly become the best in his recurve barebow class in North Carolina senior play and has earned two bronze medals and been close to the podium in National Senior Games since 2013. At 60 Blu found out about organized sports for
By Vincent Pensabene The New Jersey Diehards are the quintessential team to represent what the 2022 National Senior Games presented by Humana are all about. They are competing in their third consecutive Games playing men’s softball in the 75+ division. Al Cheli had no issue transitioning to a managerial position for this year’s event as
Editor’s Note: Nick Gandy (on right with athlete Ed Soderberg) does an excellent job as the media director for the Florida Senior Games and was eager to contribute stories about “his people” to the Games Daily. Nick is your typical veteran sports writer, but he’s not burned out or lost his passion for people nor