Above: Georgia archer Ed Brown competes at the National Senior Games. Courtesy of Georgia Golden Olympics.
Georgia residents 50 and older are invited to stay active and enjoy competitive fun through the Senior Olympics. While games are held on national and state levels, they’re also hosted in several Atlanta metro counties.
In 2020, games will be held in Gwinnett, Cherokee and north Fulton counties. Georgia Golden Games, normally held through September in Warner Robins, Ga., will qualify participants for the 2021 National Senior Games. The national games are scheduled for Nov. 5 through 18, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
There’s information below to find out how to qualify and register. If you’re not interested in competing, you can still go to the games and support the players.
Cherokee County Senior Olympics
The games will be held in April. For info, visit cherokeecountyseniorolympics.com.
Fulton Golden Games
The opening ceremony is scheduled for April 29, with the closing ceremony on May 28. Find out more at johnscreekga.gov; go to the Recreation & Parks page, click on ‘Seniors,’ then ‘Fulton Golden Games.’
Gwinnett Senior Golden Games
Georgia Golden Olympics
The games usually are held in September. Start watching in June and July for information on their website, georgiagoldenolympics.org.
National Senior Games
Next year, Nov. 5-18, 2021, older adult athletes from across the U.S. will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to compete in a variety of events. Details are available at nsga.com.