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2011 Summer National Senior Games Held in Houston, Texas

July 07, 2011, 10:39 p.m. (ET)

For Immediate Release

July 7, 2011

 

2011 Summer National Senior Games Held in Houston, Texas

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2011 Summer National Senior Games recently concluded in Houston, Texas.  The Summer National Senior Games is a biennial event of the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) for athletes 50 years-old and over.  The event included competition in the sports of archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, race walk, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon and volleyball from June 16-30th in Houston.  Power walking was contested as a demonstration sport.  The badminton competition was contested June 23-30th in the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

 

For complete results and full brackets from the badminton competition at the 2011 Summer National Senior Games please visit:  http://tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=98AC137C-37DE-4908-9922-72A1D4A727CE.

 

The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.  According to the NSGA more than 10,000 senior men and women athletes from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries participated during 14 days of 800 separate competitions that comprised the 2011 Summer National Senior Games.  The world’s largest multi-sport event for athletes age 50 and older was conducted at 13 separate venues in and around the Houston area. 

 

The Summer National Senior Games are held during odd years (2009, 2011, 2013, etc.).  To participate in the National Games, individuals must first qualify through an NSGA State Games during the even years (2008, 2010, 2012, etc.).  Participants must be at least 50 years old during the qualifying year.  Individuals may qualify through the state in which they live, or any State which allows out-of-state competitors.

 

For more information on the 2011 Summer National Senior Games and the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), please visit:  www.nsga.com.

 

For more information, please contact Cecil Bleiker, NGB Media Services Director for USA Badminton at 719-330-2062.  This press release is also available on the USOC’s media specific website at PRESSBOX.TEAMUSA.ORG.

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