The sports world has focused on Omaha this week with two huge events taking the spotlight – the College World Series and the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. This year the two events are overlapping for several days but it will be a different story in 2020.
The Tokyo summer games in 2020 start July 24th and that pushes back the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials by 12 days. That means the trials and the CWS will take place at the same time instead of overlapping for just a few days.
Executive Director for USA Swimming Chuck Wielgus says, “I don’t think the issue will be hotel rooms or restaurants. I think the issues are more political. Is this something we can work out with the powers that be with the NCAA and certainly here in Omaha and have it work. We want to come back. I’ll think we’ll get there but we have to work through a couple of hiccups.”
Wielgus says when they consider all the factors needed for a successful U.S. Olympic Swim Trial event Omaha fits the bill with an A-plus. He continues to be optimistic that Omaha will be selected as the 2020 host site