USA 2020 Olympic trials set for LA

June 30, 2017
United States' Dalilah Muhammad wins the women's 400-metre hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The US trials for the 2020 Olympics will be held in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana AP:

USA Track and Field said the Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Games will be held in the Los Angeles area.

Track's governing body said on Wednesday that its board of directors voted 11-2 to bring the event to Mt San Antonio College (Mt SAC) in Walnut, California. The stadium is going through a $62 million upgrade that's scheduled to be completed in 2019 and will expand seating to more than 21,000.

Mt SAC beat out Sacramento, California, and Eugene, Oregon, which hosted the last three Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. The 2020 Olympic Trials are scheduled for June 19-28.

USATF has been diversifying its locations for championship meets to foster relationships with cities. Max Siegel, the CEO of USATF, says the "level of interest in the 2020 Olympic Trials is a reflection of that effort".

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