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San Diego Senior Olympians Carry The Torch

A group of seniors prove getting old doesn't mean you can't compete in sports.


As the middle-aged begin to feel an ache here and a pain there, the temptation is to give up on strenuous activity. You might think that kind of thing is best left to the young, the age-range of kids who are at their peak, like Olympics athletes.

Right now in San Diego, we're learning there are all types of Olympic athletes - San Diego's Senior Olympics is underway.

Anyone over 50 can participate, but many of the most enthusiastic athletes are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. The activities of senior Olympians is documented in a new film 'Age of Champions' premiering in San Diego this weekend.


Cori Thompson - captain, San Diego Splash, women's basketball team

Audrey (Toodie) Wrighte - team member, San Diego Splash

Christopher Rufo - director, Age of Champions

Age of Champions

'Age of Champions' screening is Saturday, October 1st at 12:30pm at the San Diego Film Festival's Gaslamp Theater. Tickets are free to AARP members, contact your local AARP.

San Diego Splash Take Gold - 2009

San Diego Splash women's senior basketball team take the gold in 2009

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