Olympics: Synchronized Swimming

Nominees selected for synchronized swimming team

November, 29, 2011
After three days of competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, nine athletes were nominated for the U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming team.

The U.S. team is coming off a silver medal victory in team and duet at the Pan American Games. They will try to earn a berth in the London Games at the Olympic Qualification Tournament on April 18-22.

The roster is subject to approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

New coach Mayuko "Mayu" Fujiki was named the U.S. national team coach in January 2011. He led Spain to silver medals at the 2008 Olympic Games and the overall trophy at the FINA World Trophy in 2010.

Dive in! London Aquatics Center unveiled

July, 28, 2011
Tom DaleyKirsty Wigglesworth/Getty ImagesTom Daley performs the first dive into the pool, knifing cleanly into the water off the 10-meter board with an inward 1.5 somersault pike.

London organizers marked the completion of the Aquatic Center by having 17-year-old Tom Daley take the first dive in the venue, days after he qualified for his second Olympics.

"It's a pretty big moment for us," organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe said. "Though a mountain of work is still needed to prepare [the venues], we have an extraordinary platform to build on ... I don't think we are sitting here fearful of anything; we have everything under control."

The 17,500-seat venue, which will be used for swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo events, was expected to be among the first major projects to be finished and one of the boldest architectural statements on the 560-acre east London site.

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