swimming http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Omaha Will Host Olympic Swimming Trials http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/omaha-will-host-olympic-swimming-trials <p></p><p>USA&nbsp;Swimming&nbsp;has announced that the 2016&nbsp;Olympic&nbsp;swimming&nbsp;trials will be held in Omaha, besting St. Louis and the other finalist for host city, San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>The announcement was made during a 20 minute presentation on Saturday evening.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Omaha also hosted the trials in 2008 and 2012. &nbsp; In 2012 the trials gave Omaha a $20 million economic boost and were attended by more than 164,000 fans. &nbsp;The eight day event also aired on prime time television.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 22:54:55 +0000 The Associated Press & Tim Lloyd 25875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Omaha Will Host Olympic Swimming Trials Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-missouri-beaches-remain-closed-despite-latest-e-coli-tests <p>Water samples taken this week from 12 coves at the Lake of the Ozarks did not contain elevated E. Coli levels, but two Missouri beaches will remain closed because of elevated average amounts of the bacteria.</p><p>All 12 samples are from coves in the lake&#39;s upper region, from the Highway 65 bridge to the Brown Bend area 30 miles down-lake.&nbsp; Renee Bungart with the Department of Natural Resources says the upper-lake testing is part of a 5-year study to examine the Lake of the Ozark&#39;s ecological health.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:46:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Missouri beaches remain closed despite latest E. Coli tests Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/swimming-closed-three-mo-state-beaches-due-bacteria-levels <p>If you were planning on going swimming at three specific Missouri state beaches sometime soon, you may want to make other plans.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says &quot;bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming&quot; are the reason behind the temporary closing of beaches at:</p><ul><li>Grand Glaize Beach, also known as Public Beach #2, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park</li><li>Public beaches at Mark Twain State Park</li><li>Public beaches at Harry S Truman State Park</li></ul><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:08:58 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Swimming closed at three Mo. state beaches due to bacteria levels