The Huntsman World Senior Games returns to Southern Utah for its 32nd year next week. he annual event takes place each October in St. George and is open to athletes age 50 and above from all around the world and of all skill levels.

According to a press release issued by the Huntsman World Senior Games.

This year, the Games will welcome a record number of participants — over 11,000 — to Southern Utah.

All 50 of the United States are represented and athletes from more than 29 different countries will take to the playing field, competing in 32 different sports from Oct. 7-19.

The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Following the tradition of the Olympics, the ceremonies feature a parade of athletes, singing and dancing and a fireworks display.

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