Senior Olympics set to return

Registration is now open for the annual DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, which will return for the 35th year May 6 – 17 for those 50 and older.

The kickoff for the games will begin at 9 a.m. on May 6 at Exchange Intergenerational Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur.

The Olympics-style sports festival will include free-throw basketball, bowling, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis, line dancing, water volleyball, and other athletic events which will be held at venues across the county, according to a new release.

Participants are encouraged to compete as a team or enter individual events. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Organizers said officials needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at 404-848-5389.

For more information or to complete an application to compete, visit or apply at any DeKalb County recreation center. Applications must be submitted by April 26.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games—which is open to all residents of DeKalb County as well as residents from surrounding counties—is part of National Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.


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