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This study is designed to make an analysis of old people taking part in sports and factors hindering their participation. With this in mind, the researcher worked with a total of 164 old people(90 subjects taking part in sports; 74 subjects not participating in sports) attending senior citizens' colleges with the help of a personality test, and arrived at the following conclusions. 1. Although there was a statistically significant difference in educational level( x²=24.38, p<.001) according to the participation of the old people in sports, there was no significant difference in age, living standards, health status, and cohabitation status. 2. Senior citizens who didn't take part in sports felts individual hindrances more seriously than their counterparts, and there was a statistically significant difference(t=-2.69, p<.01). 3. The former felt more economic hindrances the latter, and there was a statistically significant difference(t=-2.65, p<.01). 4. The former felt more social hindrances than the latter, and there was a significant difference(t=-6.49, p<.001) according to participation in sports. The study shows that there was a high correlation between the old subjects who didn't take part in sports and social hindrances.