Huntsman World Senior Games 2016

October 12, 2016
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video – Around 11,000 senior athletes signed up to compete in the 30th annual Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George this year. The games have grown into the world’s largest annual multi-sport event for men and women over age 50. This year, the oldest registered participant was 99 years old.

All 50 states were represented at this year’s events, with athletes from more than 34 different countries, which is a new record. Just like the olympics, senior athletes competed for gold, silver and bronze medals. There are 30 different sports offered in the games. Among those is the Global-Cup World Senior Volleyball Championships. The invitation only tournament features the very best men’s players in the world, coming from Russia, Canada and event Switzerland.

The world wide games are not only important for the athletes, but play a big role in the St. George area economy.  The 2016 event is expected to bring in more than $18 million.

Registration for the games open in March of every year, and end in September.