One Of Missoula’s Favorite Events Is Back: The Montana Senior Olympics
Well, the Tokyo Olympics have come and gone - we weren't really sure it was going to happen, after Japan went into a state of emergency amidst rising COVID cases. But to their credit, they managed to pull it off. There were the usual Olympic struggles, the triumphant victories, the devastating losses - and even a couple of athletes from right here in Montana.
But what if you've still got Olympic fever and want to see some athletes doing some incredibly impressive things, you should probably check this out when it takes place in Missoula next month: The Montana Senior Olympics are returning for another year!
If you're not familiar, the Montana Senior Olympics are exactly what they sound like - athletes all over the age of 50 competing in different kinds of events like the discus throw, 5K and 10K road races, basketball, swimming, table tennis, and more. They had to take off for 2020 due to the pandemic, but they are back and ready to go in Missoula on September 9th through 11th.
And the best part is, if you're just going to watch the games, it's totally free! You can check out their full schedule of events right here, with a more detailed one set to arrive before the event takes place.
It's pretty incredible that many of these athletes of advanced age are still able to do some of the things they do, including breaking some world records. Will you be checking out the Montana Senior Olympics?