Countdown begins to the 62nd CANUSA Games competition between Hamilton, Flint

The sport of pickleball continues to grow in popularity. AP Photo/Matt York

Hamilton’s CANUSA Games committee is hoping to attract more athletes to this year’s event.

Hamilton athletes will travel to Flint, Michigan, from August 9 to 11, to compete in the 62nd annual competition.

CANUSA Hamilton president Greg Mills says they are still looking for athletes to participate in track and field, and in particular, golf.

About a thousand athletes will face off in a more than a dozen sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, darts, golf, gymnastics, hockey, pickleball, soccer, skeet, swimming, track and field, triathlon, and volleyball.

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Judo will make its return to the CANUSA lineup since 1976 while Pickelball has become an officially recognized sport in the long-standing friendly competition.

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Flint leads the all-time series 31 to 26, and there have been four ties.

The CANUSA Games torch run from Hamilton to Flint will begin Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. in the courtyard in front of Hamilton City Hall.

The torch will arrive for the opening ceremonies in Flint on Aug. 9.

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