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Olympic Sports for Adults

By |   February - 22 - 2010

Geena Davis Archery

Geena Davis Archery

I recently admitted that I’m a little swept up by Olympic fever and have determined to get in better shape after seeing those Olympic bodies and then taking stock of my own body. I also confessed that I once wanted to be an Olympic athlete, I was a pretty serious gymnast as a child and so wanted to beat Nadia. But (big sigh) those days are long gone, heck I can’t even turn a cartwheel now without getting acid reflux. So it leads me to wonder what sports I can still participate in at my (advanced) age.

Obviously curling is in, AND it’s a sport where you can drink beer while playing, gotta love that. There also isn’t much equipment needed but the rules are a little confusing and the terms are foreign but I’m pretty sure I could be an Olympic curler.

Then there’s archery. I have always thought I’d be really good at archery from some unknown reason and if Geena Davis can do it why can’t I?

There are also some shooting sports at the Olympics that I might be good at. I’ve shot the O’s out of Mountain Dew cans in the past and did a pretty good job, how hard can it be?

And I see that speed walking is still an Olympic sport (although I’m not sure why) and I am a pretty good walker, I may be able to amp my speed and enter the Olympics as a speed walker.

But no matter what sport I pick I’d better get cracking, most Olympic athletes are rather young but there’s still hope as the oldest Olympic winner ever was 72 years old.

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