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2008 Olympic Trials - Diving

May 30, 2008, 1:10 a.m. (ET)

Every four years, America's best come together to compete for the ultimate goal: the opportunity to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. The road to Beijing comes through Indianapolis with the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving. 

Indianapolis has served as the springboard to Olympic success for four previous U.S. Olympic Teams. 2008 will be no different as Olympians Laura Wilkinson, Troy Dumais, Cassandra Cardinell and Justin Wilcock, and international medalists Thomas Finchum, David Boudia, Chris Colwill and Haley Ishimatsu highlight the divers expected to compete. Click here for a complete listing of divers who have qualified for the event.

Don't miss the Olympic excitement as former Olympians compete against a young crop of future stars with an invitation to Beijing as part of Team USA on the line.

Show Your Olympism Art and Coloring Contest
Youth 6 & under can participate in a coloring contest, while youth 7-18 can submit an original piece of art. The deadline is June 13. Full Release | Contest Guidelines and Entry Form | Coloring Contest Picture 

Join us Saturday, June 7 for "Divers and Dragons on the Cultural Trail." The event is set for 10 a.m. at the English Foundation south parking lot (615 North Alabama Street). The event will feature trampoline performances by elite divers, performances by Chinese dance troupes, and activities for children. The event is free and open to the public. More information.

Hotel Information:
There is still availability in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving Headquarters Hotel room block in Indianapolis. The Hyatt Regency is located at One S. Capitol Ave., only one mile from the event venue. The event negotiated rate of $149 (plus tax) per room is available from June 13-23, 2008. To reserve your rooms, contact Andretta Erickson, Indiana Sports Corporation Event Operations Manager, at (317) 237-5025 or Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

Click here (PDF) for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving Fact Sheet