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Lucas Oil might host 2016 Olympic Swimming Trials

A local group led by the Indiana Sports Corp. is bidding to bring the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to Indianapolis for the fifth time. But the event wouldn’t be in the 4,200-seat IUPUI Natatorium. Instead, officials want to host the 2016 trials in 63,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium.

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NCAA faces firestorm after replacing Shaheen

Since Tuesday, fans, coaches and prominent journalists have fired off more than 150 messages on Twitter or on blog posts either blasting the Indianapolis-based NCAA or praising Greg Shaheen, who had overseen all 89 of the NCAA’s championships since August 2010.

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Host committee CEO Melangton ponders next play

Allison Melangton and her Super Bowl Host Committee staff helped turn a one-day football game into a 10-day celebration that attracted 1.1 million people downtown and millions in visitor spending. But with the game over, Melangton, doesn’t know where her own career path will lead.

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Chicago mimicking Indy sports strategy

Tourism leaders in Chicago are launching an initiative some observers think is a direct shot at Indianapolis. In October, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau formed its own sports commission and fed it $300,000 in startup cash.

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