Older Athletes' Perceived Benefits of Competition

  title={Older Athletes' Perceived Benefits of Competition},
  author={Rylee A Dionigi and Joseph Baker and Sean Horton},
  journal={The International Journal of Sport and Society: Annual Review},
Intense sport competition is typically associated with young people. Also, much of the literature on exercise for older adults focuses on benefits derived from regular physical activity, such as walking, dancing and fitness classes, and suggests that one should avoid extremely strenuous exercise. The rising phenomenon of older people competing in sport presents a challenge to these assumptions. In 2009, approximately 28,000 athletes from 95 countries gathered in Sydney, Australia to compete… 
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