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Bart and Nadia Sports and Health Festival to host high-level athletic competitions, health events

Whether you want to get up to speed on health and fitness issues, get into some healthy rowing competitions or just see where you stand in terms of your overall health, the Bart and Nadia Sports and Health Festival Feb. 10-12 at the Cox Convention Center is your event.
BY MELISSA HOWELL mhowell@opubco.com Published: February 10, 2012

Olympic gymnasts Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci have teamed with The Oklahoman to provide three days of sports, health and wellness events that are challenging and family-friendly.

Visitors to The Bart and Nadia Sports and Health Festival, Friday through Sunday at Cox Convention Center, can get free health screenings and participate in activities such as indoor rowing, archery and sitting volleyball.

The featured event is the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational at 7 p.m. Saturday. Competitors will include elite gymnasts from Romania, Israel, China, Japan, Great Britain and the United States. Tickets for the invitational are $10 per day and $15 for a weekend pass.

Also featured will be the Bart Conner International Invitational, a boys gymnastic event Friday evening and all day Saturday, and Perfect 10 Challenge, a women's collegiate gymnastics competition featuring the University of Oklahoma, Iowa State University and Southeast Missouri State University. The Perfect 10 event is Friday night.

Also Saturday will be an Oklahoma City RIVERSPORT's indoor kayak and rowing challenge and a fun run through the underground concourse downtown. Called RUNderground, the run is in its second year; participants must register in advance for the untimed run.

Other sporting events will include a 2012 London Paralympic Games Powerlifting Qualifier, a USA Archery Indoor Oklahoma State Championship and a Team USA Sitting Volleyball Scrimmage.

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