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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Seniors compete in Olympic games at Arroyo Seco Racquetball Club

Bob Rydberg, left, 75 of San Deigo swinging at racketball against his opponent Cal Depaz 77 of Nipomo, California Friday June 11, 2010, during Southern California Senior Olympics. Seniors squaring off in racquetball for singles over 70 Friday and Saturaday event at Arroyo Seco Racquet Club in South Pasadena. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Walt Mancini)

SOUTH PASADENA - The Pasadena State Senior Olympics and the California State Senior Olympics entered the second weekend of competition Friday, with more than 140 men in their 70s and 80s vying in a racquetball tournament at the Arroyo Seco Racquetball Club.

Doubles for ages 50 and up will be held Saturday, and singles for ages 50 to 69 will be held on Sunday.

Other events this weekend include table tennis, push-ups, bowling, men's basketball and swimming.

More than 2,000 older athletes are converging in the city for the Senior Olympics events, which are hosted by the Pasadena Senior Center and will last through June 28.

The California State Senior Olympic Games is the only qualifying site in the state for the 2011 National Senior Games in Houston.

"They're going great," said Cynthia Rosedale, Senior Olympics coordinator. "People are happy. In so many of the events, we've really raised the bar as far as quality goes."

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