The National Senior Games: A Life-Affirming Statement About What’s Possible

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Why did Team GB show up to cover our third National Senior Games? It’s not for the stats or results. We do it to share the stories of Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives, inspiring us all to believe that we can achieve whatever we truly put our minds to. It’s a life-affirming statement about what’s possible. It’s not an event. It’s a movement. And that movement continues in 2025 in Des Moines, Iowa. Thank you to our partners who helped us bring the stories to you, and thanks to all of you for watching and reading our coverage.

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