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By the Numbers: AAU Junior Olympic Games

Peacemaker staff reports / August 1, 2019

Jordan Thomas of Dumfries, Va. clears 1.25 meters in the girls 10-year-old high jump competition on Sunday, July 28, at BBT Stadium on NCA&TSU campus. Photo by Joe Daniels/Carolina Peacemaker

  • Approximately 15,000 athletes participated in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 35,000 spectators cheered on their favorite youth athletes.
  • 14 sports represented during the games.
  • 46 states are represented at this week’s games in Greensboro, N.C.
  • 17 AAU national track and field records were broken during the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Estimated economic impact to previous host cities since 2011 – $50 million.
  • During the 52-year history of hte AAU Junior Olympics, 19 states have served as its host.
  • Since 1967, AAU Junior Olympic Games have been hosted by 31 cities across the U.S.

8 live feeds are available to stream at AAU Junior Olympic Games, including all track events, long jump competition, high jump competition and awards presentations.

Event Schedule

Basketball, August 1-3
Greensboro Coliseum

Baton Twirling, August 1
GSO Special Events Center

Taekwondo, August 1-3
GSO Special Events Center

Wrestling (HS Teams) August, 1-2
GSO Special Events Center

Track & Field, August, 1-3
NC A&T – BB&T Stadium

Field Hockey, August, 1
WFU – Kentner Stadium

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