The Running of a Regional Senior Olympic Games

By Michael Lukkarinen and Tim Piper.

Published by The Sport Collection

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the steps involved with running a successful regional Senior Olympics Games (SOG). It serves as a template for others to provide seniors an opportunity to compete and socialize in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The main purpose of the SOG is to provide an annual physical fitness gathering to promote a social, competitive, athletic, and recreational event for older adults.

Keywords: Seniors, Senior Olympics, Event Management

The International Journal of Sport and Society, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.85-90. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 172.835KB).

Dr. Michael Lukkarinen

Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA

Professor Lukkarinen has an interest in sport as recreation. In particular, he seeks to better understand the competitive drive of individuals and how that interplays with the socialization aspect often found in sport. He is also interested in the sense of community generated in a town by the sports teams that represent the community. He has been involved in coaching for 20 years at levels ranging from youth sport to NCAA Division I athletics.

Tim Piper

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA

Western Illinois University, USA