Officials with the Iowa Games are hoping for cooler conditions during the second weekend of the summer sports festival. The opening weekend of competition saw temperatures soar into the mid-90s but executive director Jim Hallihan says there were few problems associated with the heat.
Hallihan says the temperature went up quickly and people didn’t have time to acclimate to the high temperatures. But, he says the coaches and commissioners on site took the appropriate steps and they didn’t have near the problems they had last year when temperatures hit 99 during almost every day of competition.
With only about a dozen sports contested Hallihan says is a much easier weekend to organize. He says the number of sports are more manageable. The two biggest sports this weekend will be flag football and adult soccer. Competition will run through Sunday.