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Senior Olympics Could a Zimmer frame race become a new Olympic discipline?

It’s a long way off from attracting professional athletes, but in one Swiss city this week, a Senior Olympics was staged for the first time. Elderly residents from care homes let their competitive spirits loose in Fribourg to take part in races with walking frames and can-smashing. It’s not your usual track and field event!

The organisers of the games want to encourage the elderly to keep moving and using vital skills, such as hand-eye coordination. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

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