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A perfect place for the Games

Updated: April 4, 2005, 5:36 PM ET
Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau

From July 8-11, athletes from around the world will come to Madison, Wisc., to compete in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. It is Madison's first time hosting the Games, yet it comes as no surprise as to why this city was chosen as the host. Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery and boundless outdoor opportunities. Add to that an active community, which enthusiastically participates in and supports annual events like the Mad City Marathon, ...

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