DeKalb County Senior Olympics to be Held in May

03/23/17 7:51 am

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host the 31st annual DeKalb County Senior Olympics, May 1-10, at venues across the county. Participant registration is available through April 15.

Participants are encouraged to register as individuals or as teams and will compete in a variety of sports, including free-throw basketball, bowling, horseshoes, track and field, billiards, swimming, table tennis and water volleyball. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games is open to all residents of DeKalb and surrounding counties. Online registration is available at by clicking Register Now on the home page, or registration packets are available at all recreation centers, libraries and select senior centers. 

Seniors needing special assistance regarding transportation should call MARTA Mobility at (404) 848-5389.

The DeKalb County Senior Olympics was established in 1986 as a program held at the Mason Mill Recreation Center. Since then, the program has expanded into a countywide event that plays an important role in DeKalb communities by promoting sports for seniors. 

For more information about the DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games, contact (404) 371-2711.

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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