As 2018 moves to the past quickly, 2019 jumps into action. Just 7 weeks from today the 9th Harry Jerome Indoor Games will attract track and field athletes from all over western Canada and the USA to test their skills in one of the great legacy’s of the 2010 Olympic Games. In the late months of 2010 the Richmond Olympic Oval underwent critical revision to become a hive of physical activity for the community.
The ROO is now able to accommodate a myriad of sports including indoor track and field, basketball, hockey, table tennis, rock climbing, weight training, indoor cycling and rowing, baseball, volleyball and more.
Achilles International Track and Field Society and the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club have hosted the HJIG since 2011. This meet is designed to provide opportunities U10 youths to U80 seniors to demonstrate the physical fitness through indoor track and field.
Organizers from the host organizations met with the administrators of the Richmond Olympic Oval to take inventory of the site needed to insure another successful event set for Saturday, February 2, 2019.
The 2018 Harry Jerome Indoor Games was the biggest and best in many ways. Not only did Greg Stewart of Kamloops win the shot put in his journey to represent Canada in the World Para Athletics Championships but 437 athletes from 29 clubs from British Columbia, Alberta and Washington produced 780 entries on Saturday, February 3rd at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Athletes from 9 years to 80 years broke 2 dozen records in the eighth edition of this indoor track and field competition. Past Olympians participated in the opening ceremonies before a crowd of over 1000 spectators. Entry information is found here. https://www.harryjerome.com/news-from-the-track/2018/10/29/entry-bulletin-for-9th-annual-jerome-indoor-games