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New history center exhibit tells story of sports in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new exhibit tells the story of Ohio sports and their role in shaping American athletic history.

The exhibit, "Ohio-Champion of Sports," relies on first-person accounts from athletes, coaches, team owners and fans. It opens at the Ohio History Connection museum in Columbus on Saturday and runs into 2020.

The exhibit covers 25 sports including everything from baseball, football and basketball to roller derby, skateboarding and e-gaming.

Burt Logan, the Ohio History Connection executive director, says the state's contribution to national sports history is significant.

He says the exhibit's goal was to connect visitors directly with the stories of Ohio sports legends like boxer Buster Douglas, Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan and track star Stephanie Hightower.

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