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Since 1980, the Maryland Senior Olympics has played a major role in helping promote physical fitness and wellness for active adults, aged 50 and above. From May 4 to Oct. 2, 2016, MSO will host around 1,300 athletes from throughout the state in 22 sports with events in Montgomery, Howard, Prince George’s, Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Frederick counties.

But you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to compete in MSO. Our motto is, “To Participate Is to Win!” Many will participate for the love of staying active, the friendly competition or the hallmark of our Games—camaraderie.

Athletes can compete on teams such as volleyball, softball and 3-on-3 basketball, or they can participate individually in sports like golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, track and field, and more! You are slotted in each event by gender and your age group (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc,).

In 2016, the Maryland Senior Olympics is your qualifier for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. The top four finishers in each age group of an event qualify for Nationals. MSO is open to out-of-state participants in all sports.

This year, our venues are pretty much the same as last year with the exception of 3-on-3 men’s and women’s basketball shifting to the elite Discovery Sports Center in Boyds. Both events will be held simultaneously Aug. 27. Pickleball was so popular last year that we have added a third day of competition for singles play. You can find the dates, locations and addresses for where all our sports will be played on our 2016 Events page.

New this year: A 20-second shot clock throughout basketball games; the addition of the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley in swimming; and now you can compete on two different teams in the same sport. For the state and national rules, visit the 2016-’17 Rules page from the National Senior Games Association.

You can also find out more on being an MSO participant on the following pages:

General Information
Rules and Qualifying
Events and venue locations
Registration and entry forms
Our registration and information brochure

You can also email us at info@mdseniorolympics.org or by calling 240-777-4930.

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