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10 Dec 2013

2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games

2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games

The AAU Junior Olympic Games has officially announced the individual sport dates for competition.  Mark on your calendars for your sport – start striving to be your best and show up in Des Moines, Iowa to go for Gold!  The overall AAU Junior Olympic Games dates are July 22-August 2, 2014.  For more information on the dates visit


The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, our host for 2014, has officially opened Online Housing Reservation system.  You can book your hotel today for the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games.  The AAU makes every effort to provide the best quality experience for athletes, coaches and families that participate in AAU events. Participants can choose from a wide variety of accommodations in various price points and with several levels of amenities. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau has carefully selected host hotels for participants with the lowest rates available.  The hotels selected for the program not only provide great rates, but also the greatest convenience in regards to location and other amenities.   Make your reservation today – Click Here.


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