Villagers Prepare for the National Senior Games

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Last Updated on April 28, 2022

After a one year postponement due to COVID-19, the National Senior Games are returning this May to Fort Lauderdale and athletes from all 50 states are anxiously preparing for what is now the largest qualified multi-sport competition in the world. For the past decade, the one city, town or community in the entire country that has the largest number of entrants The Villages, Florida. We caught up with some of their athletes that will be competing in this year’s games.

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