USA Swimming garners 2013 Sports Business Award nomination


Nominees are set for the 2013 Sports Business Awards, and USA Swimming earned a nomination for the Sports Event of the Year category. 


The Sports Business Awards is in its sixth year, and awards will be presented during a live ceremony on May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.Overall, 75 nominees are up for awards across 15 categories. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013.


USA Swimming was nominated for its 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Swimming, which was held June 25-July 2 in Omaha, Neb.


Among the other nominees in the category are the 2012 Ryder Cup, 2012 Stanley Cup Finals and 2012 U.S. Grand Prix. 


The winner will be determined by a panel of sports industry executives.


The Olympic Team Trials is the largest swimming event in the nation and was used to determine the U.S. Olympic Swim Team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. At London, Team USA won the most swimming medals with 31, 16 which were gold. 


Last year, the Trials won the 2012 SportsTravel Award for the Best Amateur Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event. Learn more about the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Swimming here.

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