2028 Olympic Events To Be Held In The Heart Of Oklahoma

Right in the heart of Oklahoma, the Olympics will bring visitors from all over the world to visit. The Olympic committee feels the same way. They chose Oklahoma City to host the Softball and Canoe Slalom competitions.

Friday, June 21st 2024, 6:08 pm

By: News 9, Tevis Hillis


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Right in the heart of Oklahoma, the Olympics will bring visitors from all over the world to visit.

“I didn’t even know about it until right now. I think that’s cool. I wish we could come back here and see it,” said Emma Almassy, who’s visiting the city from Virginia. “It’s a great city. There are so many things I didn’t know about until I started walking around.”

The Olympic committee feels the same way. They chose Oklahoma City to host the Softball and Canoe Slalom competitions.

"For the sport of canoe slalom, there are no existing venues in California or, frankly, the Western United States. We carried out a national-wide search and found the top-tier venue in Oklahoma City,” said Casey Wasserman with LA28.

Olympic trials have already been held in town. Mayor David Holt’s plan was to always make it bigger and better.

“I look forward to sharing the full story of this historic journey in the future, and I look forward to honoring many important people,” said Mayor Holt.

The Olympic Committee says athletes will have the full experience. They will see either the opening or closing ceremony in LA and be awarded their gold medal in OKC.

“We are excited about the opportunity to support one of America’s great global cities, Los Angeles, and work closely with the LA28 organizing committee to ensure that the 2028 Olympic games are a success,” said Mayor Holt.

Riversport’s capacity is to be determined at this time. U.S.A. softball can hold 14,000 fans.

The Olympic Committee is confident it will have every seat filled.

For a full breakdown of what led to this decision click this link: Oklahoma City Confirmed For Multiple Olympic Events

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