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Commonwealth Games Kick Off With Opening Ceremonies

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    The Buena Vista "vengeance" softball team were just some of the young athletes treated to Opening ceremonies tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center   The 24th annual Subway Commonwealth games are now in full swing.  Over the weekend competition begins in 20 different sports, in venues all over Roanoke and Southwest Virginia.

      9500 athletes are expected to compete in 58 sporting events and competitions of all sorts from cornhole to arm wrestling to softball and more.

     Olympic silver medalist fencer Tim Morehouse was on hand along with Miss Virginia to deliver some guidance and inspiration before the weekend competition.

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