Senior Games: Week 1 photo gallery

Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – As the first week of the 2012 Huntsman World Senior Games comes to a close, relive all the action, from the pageantry of the opening ceremonies to triumphs in table tennis, through the lens of St. George News photojournalist Chris Caldwell.

Opening ceremonies, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Opening ceremonies, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Opening ceremonies, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Opening ceremonies, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Parade of Athletes, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Parade of Athletes, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Parade of Athletes, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Nascar racing legend Morgan Shepherd, 71, addresses the crowd and athletes as the Games’ Guest of Honor, St. George, Utah, Oct. 9, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Lighting of the torch, 2012 Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 9, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

Archery 3D, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Archery 3D, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Senior competitor from Barbados, Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Senior competitor from Barbados, Basketball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Cowboy action shooting, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Cowboy action shooting, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Cowboy action shooting, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Cowboy action shooting, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Cowboy action shooting, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Racquetball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Racquetball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Racquetball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Racquetball, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Senior competitor from Barbados, Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Senior competitor from Barbados, Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Senior competitor from Barbados, Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Table tennis, Huntsman World Senior Games 2012, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

For more on Huntsman World Senior Games 2012:

Senior Games: Week 2 photo gallery

Senior Games: Santa Clara’s golden boy chases tennis three-peat with faithful partner

Senior Games: Barbadian athletes cast a ray of Caribbean sunshine on St. George

Senior Games: Global Cup men’s volleyball, veritably world

Senior Games: Chinese volunteers keep score and score for life success

Senior Games: Women’s softball teams triumph after tragedy

Senior Games: Santa Clara’s golden boy chases tennis three-peat with faithful partner

Photo Gallery: Senior Games opening ceremonies bring pride, grandeur to St. George

Senior Games begin with 10,000 athletes battling for gold

Gold to go around, Marathon and Senior Games come to town

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25 Comments

  • Murat October 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Excellent job, Caldwell. The photograph of the parachutist dragging an American flag from his butt is exquisite. Keep up the great work.

  • M A October 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    @ Chris: the parachute photo is a dang good shot.
    @ Murat: you’re rude

    • Murat October 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      M A, I am not rude; I’m direct.

    • Murat October 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Maybe you don’t know what ‘exquisite’ means.

  • Jared Gifford October 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Rude – adjective, rud·er, rud·est.
    1. discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply.
    2. without culture, learning, or refinement: rude, illiterate peasants.
    3. rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.
    4. rough, harsh, or ungentle: rude hands.
    5. roughly wrought, built, or formed; of a crude construction or kind: a rude cottage.

    The only thing I see that you haven’t been is number five my dear Mister Murat. You can’t tell me that you have exactly been supportive.

    I would also like to take this chance to show you what “direct” means
    Direct-verb (used with object)
    1. to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, etc.: He directed the company through a difficult time.
    2. to regulate the course of; control: History is directed by a small number of great men and women.
    3. to administer; manage; supervise: She directs the affairs of the estate.
    4. to give authoritative instructions to; command; order or ordain: I directed him to leave the room.
    5. to serve as a director in the production or performance of (a musical work, play, motion picture, etc.).

    Many of the comments you have made haven’t met these standards, they haven’t managed or guided us, they only thing they’ve regulated the course of is your humongous ego, they definitely have not administered or managed anything unless you count making others angry a great tool. They haven’t given us instructions unless the instruction is to not so subtly tell us to go do something not so clean to ourselves(I’ll let you use your imagination for that one as I myself try not to stoop so low as to use gutter slang).
    Also as far as I can tell the only production you have put on is the “Murat knows everything and his word is infallible, now kiss my feet peasants” production of which you are the only one enjoying.

    So in closing I would like to state that if your reason for making these comments is to make others angry and further alienate yourself from as many people as possible well then sir I say “bravo”.

    • Murat October 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

      I was just trying to pay the photographer a compliment for a great photo. Don’t be such a creep, Jared Gifford.

  • Bebo October 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Omg!! Murat got owned.

  • ken October 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    lmao@murat getting owned! No can only imagine the low self esteem when the only comments you make are to bring others down to your low level. Hold on I’m sure they will prove my point!

    • Murat October 17, 2012 at 3:58 am

      I have never met someone who is superior to me. Most people are inferior, but a few are equals.

      • Murat's Alter Ego October 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

        Alas, why do I say these dreadful things? Instead of competing at the senior games, I am forever sequestered in Mother’s basement, a prisoner of my own obesity and incontinence. At least I have my imaginary online life as Murat, through which I can fantasize about being a supreme member of society. Sigh. I hope Mother comes down soon with some lunch. And I do hope she remembers to cut the crusts off my sandwiches this time.

        Ed. Note: This is not the original Murat.

        • Murat October 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          I know you get a kick out of this, but my mother was actually killed by a brain-eating amoeba, and it is painful for me to recall the episode.

          • Murat's Alter Ego October 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm

            Blasphemy!! Mother is a SAINT, and yet the voices in my head fabricate these vicious lies!! Many thanks to the Editor for noting that this is NOT the original Murat. This is me in my right mind, after Mother has given me my pills, and a nice sponge bath.

            Ed. note: This is not the original Murat.

          • Murat October 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

            Sicko.

          • Murat's Alter Ego October 18, 2012 at 8:27 am

            And might I point out how ironic it is that the real me can dish it, but cannot take it.

          • Murat October 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

            I just think you’re rather boring and obviously disturbed.

          • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

            Editorial note: It is becoming difficult to distinguish for the readers who are enduring these comments which is the original Murat that emerged on STGnews comment forum and which is the imposter, usually posting as Murat’s Alter Ego. Suffice it to say, again, St. George News abhors censorship, encourages and embraces dissent and discussion and affirmation. The battle of Murats and Murat opponents appears to be growing very tiresome to many readers. Some of the original Murat’s commentary is insightful and thought provoking. Be kind to your STGnews Editor, and return to clever discourse, insightful commentary, and wise satire if you like, even humor. Spitting back and forth and insulting is getting quite old. This thread, as an example, is now CLOSED TO meaningless insults. Other commentary welcome.

  • DoubleTap October 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Jared Gifford Schools Murat On STGNews site. This alone should be a story of and in itself. Kudos to Mr. Gifford. Murat considers himeslf a legend in his own mind. Way to go Mr. Gifford.

    • Murat October 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      It’s actually somewhat cute that you are so obsessed with me. If you weren’t a peasant I’d be flattered!

      • DoubleTap October 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

        Murat, you proved my point…that you are so full of yourself.

  • ken October 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Over 3000 softball players and not one picture!

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Patience Ken – The games are not done yet! We hope you will be pleased, we do have a terrific story working on softball, including tremendous photos. We’ve been out there. We hope you’ve noticed we’ve covered several of the sports and been sprinkling them out over the course of the games. Softball has been tremendous. Watch for our story?

  • ken October 19, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Great to hear Joyce. I await your further coverage.

  • Elizabeth October 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    No track and field days 1&2? *tsk* great performances, great shots missed.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

      No doubt track and field athletes were remarkable, Elizabeth. This year we surpassed by a “long jump” our coverage of previous years’ Senior Games. We published about 10 posts, two galleries offering 115 professional photos, and offered stories of individuals and teams and groups. The Huntsman World Senior Games is a complex and newsworthy event to be sure, 27 events and thousands of participants from around the globe, volunteer and athletic competitors; we couldn’t catch them all but we did catch quite a few. The good news is: They will be back next year, and I bet should I be fortunate to still sit in the Editor’s chair I’ll remember your gentle “tsk” and see about directing coverage of those runners and jumpers next year. Watch for it?
      Sincerely,
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor-in-Chief

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