Olympic swim trials in San Antonio? Host city to be announced Saturday

Olympic swim trials in San Antonio? Host city to be announced Saturday

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Ryan Lochte of USA competes in the Men's 100m Individual Medley semi final during day four of the 11th FINA Short Course World Championships at the Sinan Erdem Dome on December 15, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

AP

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:10 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Swimming will choose between Omaha, Neb., San Antonio and St. Louis as the site for the 2016 Olympic swimming trials.

The national governing body says it will announce the host city on Saturday.

Omaha has hosted the last two trials, in 2012 and 2008. Last year's eight-day event was attended by more than 164,000 fans and the meet was broadcast live in prime time on network television. Two temporary pools were built inside the CenturyLink Center for the event.

USA Swimming officials have narrowed the search down to three cities: San Antonio, St. Louis and Omaha, Neb. If San Antonio is chosen, three pools will be installed in the Alamodome.

In January, USA Swimming said six cities were bidding to host the trials. Former host Indianapolis, along with Greensboro, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., were eliminated after an evaluation team from USA Swimming, along with an outside member of the group's board, visited each location.

In 2004, the trials were held in Long Beach, Calif., the first time they were held outdoors in temporary pools.

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