The Role of Sport in Promoting Physical Activity Among Older People

  • Rachael C. Stone
  • Rylee A. Dionigi
  • Joseph Baker


Given the global shift in age demographics in conjunction with an emphasis on facilitating healthy ageing, there is increased promotion and opportunity for physical activity participation in later life. This chapter focuses on older adults who compete in sport (i.e., masters athletes) and how they can help us understand the ageing process. While masters athletes may challenge traditionally negative views of ageing, the value and implications of sport participation for older persons are heavily nuanced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachael C. Stone
    • 1
  • Rylee A. Dionigi
    • 2
  • Joseph Baker
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Kinesiology and Health StudiesQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.School of Exercise ScienceCharles Sturt UniversityPort MacquarieAustralia
  3. 3.School of Kinesiology and Health ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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