Thousands of athletes to participate in NM Senior Olympic Games | KOB 4

Thousands of athletes to participate in NM Senior Olympic Games

Erica Zucco
July 13, 2018 06:12 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Organizers are gearing up for the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games. They kick off in Albuquerque July 18. The national qualifier will bring thousands of seniors from across the state to the Duke City, impacting neighborhoods throughout the metro area.


“They may be seeing some athletes competing in the streets with either the run or the cycling event, so if they will be patient with us, we will be done with our competition, hopefully, before noon and we'll let them go about their business once our competition's concluded,” said NM Senior Olympics Executive Director Cecilia Acosta.

For five days, senior athletes will compete in more than a dozen events.

“Venues for our 24 sports are going to be throughout the City of Albuquerque so that's going to be at Balloon Fiesta Park, Manzano Mesa Park, UNM with the swimming and the track, the Raymond Sanchez Community Center on 4th street with our table tennis,” said Acosta.

Organizers are reaching out to neighborhood associations so they know what to expect, and they invite everyone to play a role in the games as a volunteer or spectator.

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Erica Zucco

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