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Decsion Expected Later Today For U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Decsion Expected Later Today For U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

     San Antonio will soon learn if they will get the bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic team-swimming trials.

     So far the city has done everything necessary to stay a contender, said Mary Japhet with San Antonio Sports.

     “One of the things USA swimming has stressed over the years and hasn’t really activated in to their own satisfaction is growing the sport in minority communities,” Japhet said.

     If selected, the trials will be held in the Alamodome and will have the same set up as past Spurs games, Japhet said.

     “We would have the competition pool on the court side of the curtain,” Japeht said. “The warm up pool or polls on the south side of the curtain.”

     The Alamodome would become the site of competitive competition for hundreds of Olympic hopefuls like Olympians Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin. Those that qualified would then go on to compete in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

     “It's down to three finalist: St. Louis, Omaha and San Antonio,” Japhet said.

     The decision will be announced Saturday at 5 p.m. through a special webcast. Those wanting to watch the live webcast can watch it here.

 

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