SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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Page 10 of 59 November 2016 11 America, featuring more than 78,000 square feet of skating surface, and Dylan Park, a park designed for children of varying abilities. The skate park had more than 120,000 visitors this year, including skaters from 23 countries. BMX is cycling's newest Olympic discipline and is experiencing outstanding growth. Its popularity is wide- spread and UCI BMX World Championships have been organized in countries on five continents. The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually to crown a BMX World Cycling Champion and are expected to attract 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from more than 40 countries. Top College Hoop Teams Head to Portland in 2017 PORTLAND, OR — The Rose Quarter will host what could become one of the greatest events in college basketball history in November 2017 as 16 of the top men's college bas- ketball teams come together for a unique tournament to honor Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday. The tournament — PK80, the Phil Knight Invitational — will include Duke, North Caroli- na, Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Georgetown, Oregon, Texas, Gonzaga, Portland State and the University of Portland among others. Two eight-team tournaments consisting of three games per team will run simultaneously in the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum, ultimate- ly crowning two champions. All games will be televised on ESPN networks. USA Masters Games Head to San Diego SAN DIEGO — The 2017 USA Masters Games will be held in San Diego, with the pri- mary dates set for July 12-16, according to Hill Carrow, CEO. The USA Masters Games, the National Sports Festival for Adult Athletes, is a multi-sport event for competitors aged 21 and older. The first USA Masters Games was held in Greens- boro, NC, in July with more than 2,500 registered partici- pants competing in more than 400 events in 24 sports at 19 venues. Athletes aged 21 to 91 hailed from 10 countries on 6 continents and 45 states. There were 11 World Records, 15 American Records, 6 Zone Records, and 47 State Records set. Athletes were treated to exciting Opening and Closing Ceremonies, , the Games Vil- lage, social activities, and live entertainment. n t SPORTS Talk

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