INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- Earlier this month, the City of Greensboro put on their best splash and dash for the US Olympic Committee in hopes of hosting the 2016 U Olympic Team Trial--Diving.
The Trials will determine the divers who will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Monday, the United States Olympic Committee announced that Atlanta and Indianapolis have been named as the two finalists in the bid process to select a host city.
According to a news release from USA Diving, Atlanta and Indianapolis were selected after a committee of USA Diving staff and board members conducted site visits with all six potential host sites. The committee visited Greensboro, NC, Minneapolis, MN Riverside, CA, and Tucson, AZ.
"The Olympic Trials are the most important event we hold, and all six cities we visited brought something special and unique to the table. From the bids submitted to what we saw on our site visits, we believe Atlanta and Indianapolis presented an overall package that will best meet the needs of our athletes and our vision for our 2016 Trials," USA Diving President and CEO Linda Paul said. "We sincerely thank the four cities not advancing in the bid process. They have been excellent partners in hosting other diving events in the past, and we look forward to continuing these relationships in the future."
As the bid process continues, the committee will conduct a second site visit to Atlanta and Indianapolis and will further evaluate the bids and facilities.
A final recommendation will be made to the board of directors and the U.S. Olympic Committee, and a host city is expected to be named in December 2013.
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