Greensboro to host national festival for masters athletes in 2016

By Jeff Mills/News & Record jeff.mills@news­ Apr 10, 2015

GREENSBORO — The next big event in the city’s sports tourism pantheon promises to be just that.


The Triad will host a new, sprawling, multi-sport, Olympic-style festival the last 10 days of July 2016 with the goal of drawing 10,000 athletes age 25 and older, the event’s chief executive ofäcer said.

The first USA Masters Games will feature competitions by adult athletes in more than 20 sports, said Hill Carrow, the founder of Sports & Properties Inc. and the architect of Greensboro’s successful bids for such events as the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the USA Gymnastics American Cup.

Carrow, who drew the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival to North Carolina and created the long-running multisport State Games, now wants to put on the same type of event for older athlete

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