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For Immediate Release 

August 1, 2023

Flag Football to be at 2024 Ontario Summer Games

Flag Football to Debut in London at 2024 Ontario Summer Games

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario is thrilled to announce that for the first time in history, flag football will be a part of the Ontario Summer Games. Starting in 2024, both girls flag football and boys flag football will be contested at the event.

The countdown is on! London is thrilled to be hosting the 2024 Ontario Summer Games starting one year from today. The Games will be hosted in various venues across London from August 1-4, 2024 and will welcome 3,500 participants to the city over the August long-weekend. London most recently hosted this event in 2018 and was scheduled to host again in 2020 AND 2021, both of which were postponed/cancelled due to the pandemic. The estimated economic impact for the Ontario Summer Games is $5 million


The following 18 sports will be contested at the 2024 edition of the Games:


Hockey (Women’s)


Road cycling



Beach Volleyball


Box Lacrosse


Canoe Kayak Sprint 


 Field Lacrosse


Flag Football




London is excited to announce that for the first time in the history of the Ontario Summer Games, the sports of Flag Football AND Women’s Baseball will be contested at the 2024 event. Another addition to the London 2024 Games is Men’s Softball, which made its Games debut in 2022. Venues for all events are still being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Ontario government is proud to support the Ontario Summer Games in London. As we saw in 2018, these Games will provide a boost to London’s economy, attract visitors from across the province, engage volunteers and leave a lasting legacy in the community.”

–  Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the 2024 Ontario Summer Games in London. After the challenges of the past years with postponements and cancellations, we are determined to make this event a resounding success and provide a memorable experience for all participants. With the unwavering support of our community and the dedication of our volunteers, we look forward to showcasing the spirit of sportsmanship and athletic excellence that defines the Ontario Summer Games.”

– Mayor Josh Morgan, City of London

“We are so excited to welcome the Ontario Summer Games back to London in 365 days. It’s been a difficult few years with postponements and cancellations, so we cannot wait to finally be hosting this event again soon. The 2018 event was a tremendous success, and we look forward to using this experience to once again, deliver the best possible experience for all the athlete, coaches, officials and volunteers involved in 2024.”

–  Zanth Jarvis, Director of Sport Tourism, Tourism London

Opening Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, August 1 , at Alumni Stadium located in the heart of campus at Western University. All participants of the Games will be invited as well as spectators and members of the general public. More details around this event will be released closer to the Games.

For those interested in sponsorship or any other Games information, please visit:


Zanth Jarvis

Director, Sport Tourism, Tourism London

(226) 984-8640 |

About Tourism London

Tourism London, the city’s destination marketing organization since 1996, is a trailblazer in developing real experiences, promoting its vibrant and diverse visitor destination and attracting and hosting people with warm, genuine hospitality. We enhance the reputation of our city and grow the resilience of our sustainable tourism ecosystem by driving tourism visits and spending, collaborating with industry partners and enriching our community.


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