The 28th version of the Summer Iowa Games will be held over three weekends in July and for the first time the event will feature more than 60 sports according to spokesman Cory Kennedy. They are adding Dekhockey, Kub, roller derby and black powder shooting.
Dekhockey is played on an artificial playing surface in tennis shoes and Kubb is a lawn game that has been described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes. Kennedy says they research local ands national trends before making the decision to add a sport.
Kennedy says there is an application process for a sport to be added and the process can take up to two years to complete. He says growth potential is another factor in the decision. He says if they feel there will be enough participants and the potential to grow, they will consider adding them. It can take a year of two before they can add a sport.
The main weekend for the summer games, which includes the opening ceremonies, will be July 17th through the 19th.