Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Games Council have announced the
sports that will be part of the 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games.  Manitoba athletes, coaches and officials will participate in Archery,
Athletics, Baseball, Male and Female Basketball, Beach Volleyball,
Cycling, Golf, Sailing, Male and Female Soccer, Softball, Swimming and
Triathlon.  The planned targeted age for basketball will be boys and girls ages 13 and under in as of 2012 (or born in 1999).

Manitoba Games sports are reviewed after each set of Games and must apply for the next Games where they are reassessed along with any new sports that may apply. In the 2012 application, Provincial Sport Organizations were required to demonstrate how their goals and objectives for the Manitoba Games were incorporated into their sport’s Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development model.

All of the selected sports with the exception of Cycling were a part of the 2008 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Carman. Cycling was previously in the 2004 Manitoba Summer Games. Table Tennis, which had been a part of the 2008 sport program chose not to apply and will instead prepare an application for the 2014 Winter Games which better suits the sport’s development and competition schedule.

The Manitoba Games Council also announced that the Games in 2012 would move from its traditional time slot of the 2 nd week of August to the 2 nd or 3 rd week of July with exact dates to be confirmed.

With sport selection complete, Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Games Council will now begin the process of selecting a community to host the 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games.

Communities that have expressed an interest will have until April 24 th to submit a bid application. Announcement of the host community will be made in August.

Communities that have expressed an interest in hosting the Games include Dauphin, Killarney, Minnedosa/Neepawa, Selkirk, Steinbach and Swan Valley.

As the province’s largest multi-sport event, the Manitoba Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter events and involve over 1800 participants at the provincial finals.

The 2010 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games will be held in Portage la Prairie from March 7 th to 13 th, 2010 and will feature competition in Artistic Gymnastics, Badminton, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Five Pin Bowling, Male and Female Hockey, Ringette, Special Olympics Bowling and Male and Female Volleyball.

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