Olympics come to Bruce McLaren

Ryman Healthcare is bringing together 12,500 residents across 41 villages for the world’s first international retirement village Games, known as Olympics@Ryman.

Olympic training is in full swing at the Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in Howick for some talented residents.

Ryman Healthcare is bringing together 12,500 residents across 41 villages in New Zealand and Australia to compete in the world’s first international retirement village Games, known as Olympics@Ryman.

There are five categories – cycling, swimming, lawn bowls, relay walk and ‘quiz-nastics’.

Cutting edge technology plays a huge part in the success of these events. From pool touch pads to fitbits,  to virtual reality cycling tracks in Japan and even a world first lawn bowls artificial intelligence.

Heats are complete and Bruce McLaren is pleased to make the individual finals for swimming, Jeanette Woo, and cycling David Cutfield. Each village also submits a quiz and walk relay team, after knockouts in-house. Competition has been tough!

Finals begin on Thursday July 29.  Bruce McLaren has its fingers crossed they come home with a medal.