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10 Oldest Olympic Athletes at the Tokyo Summer Games

While some are veterans of their sports, others began competing later in life

a large scale version of the five colorful olympic rings are displayed in tokyo bay for the games

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En español | Olympic athletes come in all shapes, sizes and, yes, ages. Competitors in this year's Summer Games range from as young as 12 — Syrian table tennis prodigy Hend Zaza — to as old as 66. What they all have in common are dedication, skill and passion for their respective sports. Here are the 10 oldest athletes from around the world set to participate in Tokyo's Olympic Games.

Aaron Kassraie writes about issues important to military veterans and their families for AARP. He also serves as a general assignment reporter. Kassraie previously covered U.S. foreign policy as a correspondent for the Kuwait News Agency's Washington bureau and worked in news gathering for USA Today and Al Jazeera English.