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Time running out to dive into Outgames

Mon 28 Feb 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Fancy yourself as a budding Matthew Mitcham? You can still sign up for diving! Last minute registrations will remain open for a number of sports at the Wellington Outgames for the rest of the week. Procrastinators can sign up for bridge, diving, football, golf, hockey, mountainbiking, squash, tenpin bowling, triathlon, and volleyball until Sunday, 6 March. No further registrations are being accepted for badminton, dancesport, lawn bowls, running, swimming or tennis. Registrations for the games have surpassed 1,300 and competitors come from 21 countries. The most popular sports at the Outgames will be swimming, with 166 participants, and running, with 110 participants. Outgames Co-Chair Virginia Hopkins-Burns says with 87 competitors, dancesport will be unmissable for spectators. "Not only is the competition being held in Wellington's magnificent Town Hall, and featuring amazing costumes and talent, but it is being compered by popular television host Tamati Coffey." The dancesport competion is on Sunday 13 March. The diving competition at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre on 15 March has attracted a number of Australian participants, and is also expected to be popular with spectators. The Human Rights Conference has already attracted 248 participants from around the world. Last minute conference registrations, and bookings for the arts events in the Outgames registration system, are open until Wednesday 9 March. The full range of Outgames activities, with venues, dates and times, is on the website The 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames will be held March 12-19, in Wellington.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 28th February 2011 - 2:44pm

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