2012 Junior Olympics to be held in Houston

Houston to host 2012 Junior Olympics
— Houston Business Journal

Houston has been selected to host the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games, the country’s largest amateur sports event.

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This is good news. The event is expected to bring in $40 million of economic impact.

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6 thoughts on “2012 Junior Olympics to be held in Houston”

  1. Please would you send me any information regarding your junior olympics in houston. Is this open to all countries? and what are the sports involved.
    I have a son Charlie who was 10 years old in may 2009 he currently has a mens golf handicap of 6.7 and is the youngest junior with the lowest handicap in the united kingdom he plays for the county and was the youngest ever to play for the county, he was 8 years old, when he started.
    This handicap is based on all competitions being played off the mens white competition tees not reduced yardage, as i know in america your juniors have a different handicap system .most of the competitions Charlie plays are at least 6200 yards off the white tees.
    I would be gratful for any information you could provide me with.
    kind regards
    Natalie

  2. Natalie, I only reposted the info that the Houston Business Journal reported on. But from their site, posted at http://www.aausports.org/Governance/District/DistrictOffices.aspx#25, more info can be found at:

    GULF DISTRICT (Organized March 6, 1931)

    Lola Wesley, 281-381-2938

    2010 District Bi – Annual Meeting – Wednesday 6/9/2010

    That part of the State of Texas bounded on the North and including the counties of Angelina, Houston, Leon, Nacogdoches, Robertson and Shelby; on the East by the State of Louisiana; on the South by the Gulf of Mexico and on the West by and including the counties of Austin, Brazos, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Matagorda, Robertson, Waller, Washington and Wharton. (Territory re-aligned September, 1992.)

    http://www.aaugulf.org
    http://www.gulf-aau.org

    I hope that helps.

  3. I have recently heard that cheerleading is now an Olympic sport in 2012 as well as a Junior Olympic sport. That is so awesome if that is the case. I would love for the world to know what cheerleaders actually do and not what tje world thinks we do.

    Is it true that it is an exhibition sport in 2012 in London and a sport in the Junior Olympics?

  4. @Haylee Parker
    I don’t think cheerleading is going to be part of the olympics. Did search on yahoo answers and most of the responses to this question are coming back negative.

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