How Old Are The Oldest And Youngest Olympians?
Different sports take a different toll on athletes' bodies, so how old is too old to compete?
In the past 3 summer Olympic Games, only 64 of the 1,707 athletes of team USA have been over the age of 40. The Washington Post created a data visualization of average age ranges for Olympic sports, including an interactive tool to see if you’d be too old to compete. As presented, athlete ages range from 15 for female gymnasts to nearly 60 for male sailors.
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