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West Virginia Bids to Host 2024 Olympic Diving Trials

September 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Justice today announced that West Virginia has submitted a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Diving Trials at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown.  

“The world has taken notice of West Virginia and what we have to offer,” said Gov. Justice. “Hosting this event would be a tremendous honor for our great state and a big opportunity for many, many reasons. I’m proud to see our partners in Morgantown stepping up to the plate to take on a project of this magnitude.”
The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park has a long history of hosting major and multi-day events, including multiple USA Diving Events. Looking forward, it will host the 2023 NCAA Zone Diving Championships, the 2024 Big 12 Championships, and USA Diving’s Winter Nationals event this December. In 2021 alone, the facility earned more than $50,000 in bid and hospitality support from the Monongalia County Commission Tourism Advancement Fund.



“Bidding on an event of this magnitude is a validation of the hard work local leaders put into making this facility a reality,” said Sean Sikora, president of the Joint Use Management Agreement (JUMA) at Mylan Park and Monongalia County Commissioner. “I could not be more excited about showing the entire country our famous Mountaineer hospitality should we be selected to host this event.”

Partners from Mylan Park, the Monongalia County Commission, area municipalities, West Virginia University, WVU Hospital, the West Virginia Department of Tourism, and the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau (VMCCVB) all came together to serve as the bid prep team. This partnership and the positive impact from winning this bid will be felt and seen on both the tourism and economic development levels.