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Please see below for a list of sports that have been in previous games

  





Athletics is an exclusive collection of sporting events that involve running, jumping, throwing and walking.  Also commonly known as Track and Field.  The simplicity of the competitions and the lack of a need for expensive equipment makes Athletics one of the most commonly compete sports in the world.  Track events are timed races, while Field events such as throwing and jumping are measured events. 

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Badminton is a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net that divides the court in half

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Bowling refers to a series of sports or leisure activities in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball towards a target. It is one of the major forms of throwing sports. In pin bowling variations, the target is usually to knock over pins at the end of a lane.

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Cycling is a time trial event where riders propel themselves forward on bicycles for a set distance.  This is an endurance event.  Alberta 55 plus also includes a Time-Predicted component where the race isn't against the clock, but how close you can be to your predicted length of time to complete the course.
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Darts is an indoor game in which small pointed missiles with feather or plastic flights are thrown at a circular target marked with numbers in order to score points.

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Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.  Alberta 55 plus has modified our Golf rules to allow either low gross play or Callaway golf, for all levels of play).
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Hockey is a game played on an ice rink by two teams of six players on skates whose object is to drive a puck into the opponents' goal with a hockey stick.

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Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 30 or 40 feet apart. Modern games use a more stylized U-shaped bar, about twice the size of an actual horseshoe.  Participants in Alberta 55 plus competitions are placed in their (ringer percentage√∑ category for more equal play.

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Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles.

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PICKLE BALL

Pickleball is a racket sport in which two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a polymer perforated ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racket sports, the dimensions and layout of a Badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with a few modifications.

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Slo-Pitch is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine to fourteen players. It is a direct descendant of baseball although there are some key differences: softballs are larger than baseballs, and the pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. In Slo-Pitch, the pitch is thrown with a high arc at a slow speed, giving the batter the easier chance of making contact.
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FEMALE SOCCER

Soccer is a game played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball that may not be touched with the hands or arms during play except by the goalkeepers. The object of the game is to score goals by kicking or heading the ball into the opponents' goal.

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Swimming is a water based sport in which competitors race each other in a pool at set distances, using a variety of strokes.  Alberta 55 plus currently features Freestyle, Breast stroke, Back Stroke and Individual Medley, as well as a Time Predicted race.
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Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).  Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.  Tennis is played on a rectangular, flat surface, usually grass, clay, or a hard-court of concrete and/or asphalt.

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