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Judo Kicks Off Competition

The Minneapolis Convention Center featured a blur of throws and slams to the mat when Judo made its National Senior Games debut as a demonstration sport yesterday.     “We’re ecstatic to be here! This is a natural,” said Corinne Shigemoto, COO for USA Judo, the organization that fosters the sport nationally and builds the U.S. Olympic Judo Team under the United S...
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SAFE Screenings Popular Among Athletes

By Joey Erickson For the third time, the National Senior Games is offering the Senior Athlete Fitness Exam (SAFE) screenings. Becca Jordre, M.D., a board certified Geriatric Specialist and faculty member at the University of South Dakota, developed the screenings as a way to connect with senior athletes. Jordre arranged for local physical therapists and physical therapy students to offer the SAFE ...
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A More Natural Fountain Of Youth

Study reports that exercise can shave years off a person’s age. MINNEAPOLIS-It’s never too late to be healthy, according to Pam Peeke, M.D. “It’s as simple as assuming the vertical and walking each day,” she said. Peeke is a trustee of the National Senior Games Foundation Board. The 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana get underway this weekend in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington, M...
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Welcome to YOUR Village- A True Athlete Experience!

The Minneapolis Convention Center is the hub of activity for The Games, and the heart of it is The Village: A Health & Wellness Expo and Athlete Experience sponsored by AstraZeneca Diabetes. After you check in, take a look around and plan to return again for the many special presentations, demonstrations, interactive displays and more for you to discover. Speakers of note will take to the Good...
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The Torch is Here! Get Ready for Flame Arrival and Fireworks!

After two years of anticipation, and a week-long "whistle stop" torch tour to five U.S. cities, emotions will explode as athletes reunite and celebrate the opening of the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana This time, the cauldron lighting will be punctuated with fireworks on the banks of the Mississippi River on the 4th of July.   The Flame Arrival Ceremony sponsored by AstraZenec...
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Minnesota Senior Athletes Excited About Hosting Games

Many senior athletes from Minnesota are excited that the 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana are taking place at their "own back door," as tennis player Ruby Rott, 80, puts it. 800 individual events in 19 sports ranging from tennis to track to judo, Minnesota residents are glad to share their home state with visitors. Javelin thrower John Levy, 72, hopes that people from other states wi...
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