INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, October 21. TODAY, USA Diving announced that it had trimmed its final six down to just two finalists as the host city for the 2016 U.S. Diving Olympic Trials. The meet will decide who competes at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
After initially announcing five cities, USA Diving decided to cut Greensboro, N.C.; Minneapolis; Riverside, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz., from contention. Now, just Atlanta and Indianapolis are still in play as hosts.
“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.”
Atlanta and Indianapolis will now prepare for a second site visit along with input from NBC regarding broadcastability of each location. A final host city is expected to be named in December of this year.