Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Games have begun!

BINGHAMTON — Well ... at least they've begun in spirit, as we just had the Opening Ceremonies to kick off the 2008 Empire State Games.As you can see, Binghamton University's Events Center was packed with thousands of participants and fans, jamming the arena for the opening events.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” said soccer player Josh Maley, who just graduated from Spackenkill High School last month. “It’s almost like the Olympics.”

The ceremonies were originally scheduled to take place in the school's soccer stadium, but a day full of rain pushed the event inside.
Hopefully, the weather will cooperate the next four days, as the actual games begin tomorrow morning.

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