2017 National Senior Games

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The 2017 National Senior Games or National Senior Olympics is a sports competition showcasing multiple events for athletes aged 50 and over. The event has been held by the non-profit National Senior Games Association every other year since 1987. For the 30th anniversary games in 2017 as many as 10,000 participants will compete in nineteen events at ten different venues.

Birmingham was announced as host of the June 2-15, 2017 event at a press conference in January 2016. Michael McGreevey chairs the organizing committee. Humana is the presenting sponsor. Organizers are seeking thousands of volunteers to help conduct the event, which is expected to have a direct economic impact of around $36 million for the region.

The opening ceremonies, torch lighting and recognition of athletes are to be held at Legacy Arena. "The Village" hub, also located at the BJCC, houses interactive visitor exhibits and information for participants and spectators. Admission to all events is free.



  • Wray, Cheryl (January 29, 2016) "National Senior Games coming to Birmingham in 2017." The Birmingham News
  • Walsh, Lauren (January 23, 2017) "Birmingham, local venues prepare to host 10,000 athletes at 2017 Senior Games." abc3340.com

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