The 2018 Can-Am games will be held in Hampton Roads, Va., not the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Committee learned the unfortunate news after four communities in the running made presentations to the Can-Am Committee in York, Pa., last week.
Committee members worked for several months to develop a package of opportunities including lodging, amenities and activities for the presentation.
Representing the lake were Lagina Fitzpatrick from the Tri-County Lodging Association, Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer, Osage Beach Police Chief Todd Davis and Camden County Sheriff's Department Sgt. John Stephens.
The lake hosted three members of the Can-Am Games Committee earlier this year.
Others competing were Ames, Iowa and Niagara, Ontario.
The committee hopes to learn why the lake was not selected.