There are many reasons to be proud to live, work and play in London Ontario! The most exciting reason, is that London LOVES sports and knows how to put on a world class event.
Over the last number of years, London has had the chance to host some of the BIGGEST sporting events from around the world. These events created an unmistakable buzz and excitement in the city, helped our local economy ($42.6 million in economic activity in London during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2013) and showcased London as the ultimate sports tourism city!
The countdown to the Ontario Summer Games in London are officially on after yesterday’s kick-off event at TD Stadium. AM980‘s Mike Stubbs (voice of the London Knights) was there to get all the details about the events, preparations and need for volunteers. Click on his story below for more information and a great interview with London pole vaulter Alysha Newman!
AM980‘s Mike Stubbs had a chance to talk to Dave De Kelver- General Manager of the 2018 Ontario Summer Games about the preparation heading into the Aug 2-5, 2018 event and how the community can get involved! The Ontario Summer Games will feature 3,500 of the best athletes in Ontario between the ages of 12-18 years of age.
Here is a list of all the participating sports:
Beach Volleyball Box Lacrosse
Field Lacrosse Field Hockey
Hockey (Women’s) Mountain Bike
Road Cycling Rugby 7s
Softball Table Tennis
If you’re not sure what the Ontario Summer Games are like, or you just can’t wait a YEAR to see some of the action…here are some pics and videos of what you can expect!
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