I view that Alzain Tareq took part in the Kazan 2015 swim championship at age of 10!

It seems that FINA (International Swimming Federation) has no age limits for races. Are there any other international sport where a "baby" can take part at the event?

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Surprisingly, Football is one of these. The only restriction is a maximum age of 23 for the men's competition.

Men’s Tournament

  1. All players participating in the preliminary and final competitions of the Tournament shall be born on or after 1 January 1993. However, a maximum of three male players who do not meet this age limit may also be included in the official list of players for the final competition.

Women’s Tournament

  1. There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the Women’s Tournament.

» FIFA Rules for Rio 2016


Bowls has no minimum or maximum age restriction on most competitions.

However, most national and international competitions require entrants to be affiliated to a recognised club and most clubs have a minimum age limit of 9 or 10.

There are some competitions with a minimum age, but these are the exception.


Wales have named 11-year-old Anna Hursey in their squad for the table tennis event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has already (at age 10) represented Wales at the European Championships.

Source - BBC Sport

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