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First Olympics For Seniors Hosted In Brussels Proves That Age Cannot Bind If You're Young At Heart

Age is state of mind.

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How can someone, who is 75 years of age, associate with sports such as javelin throw or relay race? 

But the first Olympics for Seniors, which was organised in Belgian capital Brussels, recently has changed this perception.

The event, which was held on Tuesday this week, saw senior citizens participating in activities ranging from tossing a pancake, throwing a wool ball, a wheelchair relay race of 25 meters and a music quiz. The event, Olympics for Seniors, gave an opportunity to enthuse senior citizens of Brussels aged between 75 and 96. More than 130 residents of private rest homes, nursing homes took part.

Brussels and an organisation working with rest home residents, A Travers les Arts, decided to launch the first edition to encourage outdoor activities for elderly people and to make the Belgian capital more age-friendly.

In line with Olympic founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin's principle, the important thing was not winning, but taking part. 

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