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Never Too Old for Gold

Never Too Old for Gold

Each year in early June, hundreds of senior citizens compete and participate in the Empire State Senior Games, an organized sports and leisure program for New York State residents. These individuals, ranging in age from 50 to 90 and beyond, gather annually to share their enthusiasm for sports and fitness. NEVER TOO OLD FOR GOLD showcases the many athletes and competitions of The Empire State Senior Games, one of the largest senior competitions in the country. The events covered include: Track & Field; Swimming; Archery; Cycling; Basketball; Shuffleboard; Volleyball; Race Walking and many more. Throughout the program, interviews with a variety of competitors illustrate the diversity of these senior athletes who dedicate many hours to achieve personal success throughout the competition. Their drive and determination, as well as their youthful outlook on life, demonstrate that one is "never too old for gold." [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Each year in early June, hundreds of senior citizens compete and participate in the Empire State Senior Games, an organized sports and leisure program for New York State residents. These individuals, ranging in age from 50 to 90 and beyond, gather annually to share their enthusiasm for sports and fitness. NEVER TOO OLD FOR GOLD showcases the many athletes and competitions of The Empire State Senior Games, one of the largest senior competitions in the country. The events covered include: Track & Field; Swimming; Archery; Cycling; Basketball; Shuffleboard; Volleyball; Race Walking and many more. Throughout the program, interviews with a variety of competitors illustrate the diversity of these senior athletes who dedicate many hours to achieve personal success throughout the competition. Their drive and determination, as well as their youthful outlook on life, demonstrate that one is "never too old for gold."

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