December 4, 2014 -
San Jose Selected to Host 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Women's Gymnastics
SAN JOSE, California – USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced today that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s gymnastics have been awarded to San Jose, Calif. The event will be conducted at SAP Center at San Jose, site of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and will be held July 8 & 10, 2016. The men’s event has been awarded to St. Louis, Mo.
“San Jose has been a valuable partner for many great moments over the past 10 years and their commitment to the highest level of success for the 2016 Olympic Trials is undeniable,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “It is a true community effort and this has been reflected at every moment of their desire to see the trials return to the Bay Area.”
The trials and nationals for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
San Jose is hosting its second consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials. Competition for the women’s trials is slated for July 8 and July 10 and ticketing and session times will be announced in 2015. However, fans can secure a seat now by placing a 25% deposit to reserve an all-session ticket package at sanjose2016.com or calling (408) 999-5760. Gymnastics clubs will have the opportunity to purchase discounted all-session tickets through the Gym Club ticket program which will kick off in early 2015. Also, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be staged at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in conjunction with the trials.
[Full Story and Details at SanJose2016.com]
October 20, 2014 - Amgen Tour of California Names Host Cities for 2014 Race; San Jose to Host for 10th Consecutive Year
SAN JOSE, California –The Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, announced it will make its grand return to Sacramento, the capital of California, to kick off the 10th anniversary of America’s largest cycling race. The eight day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The Amgen Tour of California is also proud to announce a first of its kind, three-day professional women’s cycling race on May 8-10, 2015, as well as an invitational Time Trial on May 15, 2015.
Regarded as the largest and most prestigious cycling event in America, 50 California cities have hosted the race throughout the past nine editions. For the 10th anniversary, the start of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will take place in Sacramento, the state’s capital, and travel through 12 additional host cities during the eight day event including Nevada City, Lodi (first-time host city), San Jose (ten-time host city), Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena.
The San Jose Stage will be produced by a veteran Local Organizing Committee, led by the San Jose Sports Authority.
“We are honored that San Jose has been selected to serve as a Host City for the Amgen Tour of California for each of the Tour’s ten years,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “This signature event attracts top cyclists from around the world and draws thousands of spectators to San Jose each year. I’d also like to thank the San Jose Sports Authority for their support in bringing this race back through San Jose.”
The San Jose Sports Authority, a non-profit organization that serves as the sports commission for the City of San Jose will lead the planning and implementation of the Stage 3 Start and Finish.
[Full Story] [Offical Amgen Tour of California Website]