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Oklahoma City Seeks Greater Presence In Olympic Sports

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma City wants to become a permanent training home for US national teams in rowing and kayaking.

Chesapeake Boathouse executive director Mike Knopp yesterday revealed proposals for buildings along the Oklahoma River downtown that could house the US canoe and kayak team that is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The executive director of the national governing body for canoeing and kayaking says he's excited about the proposed facilities on the Oklahoma River. David Yarborough says his group is already planning to bring either the Olympic trials or the national championships for flat water sprint racing to Oklahoma City next year.

The possibility of national rowing and kayaking teams training regularly in the city is also being considered.
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