While the object of any competition is to win, the underlying premise of Senior Games is to encourage participation within a spirit of good will and camaraderie - win or lose. This is not to say that winning is not important, it is. However, to take part; to train; to set goals and strive towards them; to be in the "arena" as an active participant gives greater meaning to the true significance of Senior Games competition than the medal won. Senior Games competition attempts to never lose sight of the participation aspect while at the same time challenging the elite athlete. It is imperative that Senior Olympics serve all athletes, with a variety of offerings to meet every competitive appetite.
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