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2016 USA Olympic Swimming Trials Could Be Hosted In Greensboro

6:41 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- City officials rolled out the red carpet and made a big splash for the representatives from the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming trials.

Tuesday, Team Greensboro gave the USA Swimming members a tour of of the city.

"I think Greensboro did well," said Mike Unger, Asst. Executive Director of USA Swimming.

City leaders held a luncheon and gave a pretty compelling argument.

"I think the venue shoed very well. The venue has mad some unbelievable improvements. I cant tell. I was here in September," said Unger.

On Tuesday, Greensboro's goal was to land the 2016 USA Olympic swimming trials.

"The city layout was nice. So, it would be a good place for a lot of our athletes and coaches to come."

The Olympic team are in Greensboro for a site visit as part of Greensboro's bid to host the 2016 USA Olympic trials for swimming.

"I do see the entire community of North Carolina coming together."

If Greensboro is selected, it could see up to $35 million in economic impact. According to Unger, you can't buy the exposure the city would get for hosting such a worldwide event.

"You are bringing in a lot of visitors in for the even and into the community."

If Greensboro is chosen, a lot of work will have to be done to accommodated the hundreds of swimmers.

The 27 member board of directors are expect to make a decision on the host city by April 27.

WFMY News 2 will continue to follow this story and will bring more details as they become available.

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