WATCH LIVE: Liberty University to host 2019 State Games of America

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Liberty University will host the 2019 State Games of America.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon.

According to its website, the State Games of America is "an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze), from across the nation."

There are 30 states that hold state games.

The event is held every two years. Last year, it was held in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2017, the games will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Several local sports organizations are partnering for an announcement at 2 p.m. Thursday at Liberty University.

The organizations that will be on-hand include Virginia Amateur Sports, organizers of the Virginia Commonwealth Games, the City of Lynchburg, and Liberty University.

WDBJ7 plans to live stream the news conference. To watch live at 2 p.m., click here or in the video player below.