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Nebraska site will have temporary pools

Updated: June 29, 2005, 2:21 AM ET
Associated Press

The 2008 U.S. Olympic swimming team will be picked in Omaha, Neb., home of the College World Series but a city with little pool heritage.

USA Swimming announced its choice Tuesday, selecting Omaha over two higher-profile finalists -- San Antonio and St. Paul, Minn.

Omaha will be the first city to host the trials indoors using a temporary pool. The 2-year-old Qwest Center, normally a venue for college basketball and hockey, will be transformed into a natatorium seating about 14,000.

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