AAU Junior Olympic Games Return to Hampton Roads
AAU Junior Olympic Games Return to Hampton Roads
One of the largest amateur multi-sport youth events in the U.S. and is expected to include 2,300 Virginia athletes

(Hampton Roads, VA) – Magic Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Kerri Strugg --all are world-class athletes who also made their mark as young champions in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games. The Games return to Hampton Roads this summer from July 29 to August 7, 2010 with a new crop of outstanding amateur athletes vying for the coveted top honors.

In partnership with the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, five regional cities combine efforts to host the AAU Junior Olympic Games and its more than 45,000 participants, including 15,000 athletes and their families and coaches, venturing here from all across the United States. Billed as one of the largest amateur multi-sport youth events in the country, it's also expected to deliver an economic impact of almost $50 million to the region. Held annually throughout the Unites States, Hampton Roads last hosted the games in 2006 and is one of five cities in a ten-year rotation to host the games through 2016. Other sites include Des Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; and New Orleans, LA.

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