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The Shawnee News-Star
  • OKC Boathouse Foundation, Olympics renew contract

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and the United States Olympic Committee have renewed a contract to use the Boathouse District as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site.
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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and the United States Olympic Committee have renewed a contract to use the Boathouse District as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site.
     
    The district houses 40 national team athletes who compete in rowing, para-rowing and canoe/kayak. It also has served as a community-based Paralympic Sport Club.
     
    The training center includes two 4,000-meter courses on the Oklahoma River and the Route 66 Boathouse at Lake Overholser. The Boathouse District has also hosted international competitions and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for spring canoe.
     
    The district was recently selected to host the 2014 International Canoe Federation Marathon World Championships, marking the first time the event will be hosted in the United States.
     

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