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Omaha Will Host Olympic Swimming Trials

Apr 27, 2013

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb.
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USA Swimming has announced that the 2016 Olympic swimming trials will be held in Omaha, besting St. Louis and the other finalist for host city, San Antonio. 

The announcement was made during a 20 minute presentation on Saturday evening.   

Omaha also hosted the trials in 2008 and 2012.   In 2012 the trials gave Omaha a $20 million economic boost and were attended by more than 164,000 fans.  The eight day event also aired on prime time television.

USA Swimming assistant executive director Mike Unger says Omaha won again because the setup for the athletes and coaches was the best among the three finalists.

The trials will be held in early July.