Research all the events in both the Summer and Winter Olympic
Games. You will notice that some events feature mostly young athletes (Like gymnastics, swimming, ) , but many have a mixed
bag of ages. For example , age is probably not a factor in
Curling, archery, pistol events, equestrian, and perhaps in some of the endurance events like Cross country skiing, or marathon
running; Athletes in their 30's are common, in fact some are at
their best at this age. The US discus thrower Al Oerter won
gold medals in four consecutive Olympic games, and bearly missed making the Olympic Games for a fifth time. He ended
his throwing career at the age of 43.