Be A Part Of The Olympic Experience: Competitors Prepare For Olympic Trials Next Week

Olympic dreams are on the line next weekend in Downtown Oklahoma City. Kayaking and Canoe competitors will be battling for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

Thursday, April 18th 2024, 5:51 pm

By: News 9, Karl Torp


-

Olympic dreams are on the line next weekend in Downtown Oklahoma City.

Kayaking and Canoe competitors will be battling for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

The competitions will be on April 26 and April 27 and will end with the team U.S.A's announcement celebration on Saturday night. 

It'll be a busy weekend downtown with the Memorial Marathon, and the Festival of the Arts happening as well. There will be some closures, so be prepared for detours. 

Related Coverage:

  1. Oklahoma City Olympic Trials Schedule Released
  2. Riversport OKC Prepares For 2024 Olympic Team Trials In April

The competition begins Friday morning with the canoe and kayak slalom qualifiers from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., then, the finals will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Later on Saturday, guests can watch the kayak cross competition and finals from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Adam Wisniewski, the vice president of sports development for Visit OKC, said it will be an exciting time.

"I think the exciting thing is it just speaks to the validity and the credibility of everything that's going on out at Riversport OKC," Wisniewski said.

The trials are open to the public and free to attend.

Guests will also have the opportunity to try out the sports for free through the Olympic Experience.

logo

Get The Daily Update!

Be among the first to get breaking news, weather, and general news updates from News 9 delivered right to your inbox!

More Like This

April 18th, 2024

May 25th, 2024

May 25th, 2024

May 24th, 2024

Top Headlines

May 27th, 2024

May 26th, 2024

May 26th, 2024

May 26th, 2024