Liberty University set to host third Commonwealth Games

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- In less than 45 days, let the games begin!

The Virginia Commonwealth Games that is.

It's Liberty University's third year hosting the event, and this year, will be bigger than the last.

During Tuesday's press conference, games director Amanda Mangrum announced over 11-thousand 500 participants are expected to compete in 60 events, including some new additions.

"I'm pleased to announce we have six new sports for our lineup. It'll be the wing racing event, aquathon, taekwondo and three shooting sports with three gun pistol and rifle," Mangrum said.

The games start July 27 through the 29 and are open to all ages and ability levels.

To learn more, visit http://www.commonwealthgames.org.