6 cities bidding for 2016 US Olympic swim trials

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 4:03 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former hosts Omaha and Indianapolis are among six cities bidding to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

The other contenders announced Monday are Greensboro, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., St. Louis and San Antonio, Texas. The winning city will be announced in late April.

An evaluation team from USA Swimming, along with an outside member of the governing body's board, will visit each location and select finalists from the group. A recommendation then will be forwarded to the group's executive director, Chuck Wielgus, the board of directors and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Omaha hosted the 2008 and 2012 trials, where more than 164,000 fans attended the eight-day meet that was broadcast live on NBC. Both times temporary pools were built inside the downtown CenturyLink Center.

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