2024 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials awarded to Twin Cities

By Patricia Duffy | June 13, 2023
The Target Center will play host to the 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials.
The Target Center will play host to the 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials. (Photo Courtesy Meet Minneapolis.)

The 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials are officially heading to the Twin Cities from June 27-30.

The Target Center will play host to the official Olympic selection competition for the U.S. men and women’s artistic teams — consisting of five athletes each — after initially being hinted at by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz in May.

“Minnesota athletes like [Sunisa Lee] are writing sports history – and we’re working to keep that winning streak going by bringing sports like the gymnastics Olympic trials to the Twin Cities,” Walz said on Instagram last month.

Twincities.com initially reported that the event was approved, and it was officially announced midday Tuesday.

“There is no bigger stage for gymnastics in this country than the Olympic Trials,” USA Gymnastics President and CEO Li Li Leung said. “With world-class venues in a compact urban environment and an incredible track record of successfully hosting large-scale events, Minneapolis is an ideal location. We look forward to hosting fans from across the country for an unforgettable nine days of gymnastics competition and celebration.”

Highlighted by the Olympic Trials, USA Gymnastics announced that Minneapolis will take on the moniker of Gymnastics City USA 2024, bringing together four of the sport’s most prestigious events over the course of nine days in June 2024.

It all begins June 22 with the USA Gymnastics Championships, with the rhythmic and trampoline Olympic teams to be announced at the conclusion of the championships.

St. Paul native Suni Lee won the individual all-around title at the 2020 Games and is making another run at Paris.

Former University of Minnesota gymnast Shane Wiskus is one of the leaders of the men’s team and also competed at the Tokyo Games two years ago.

St. Louis, Missouri, which hosted trials in 2021, and Omaha, Nebraska, also made their bids public.

All-session tickets for the 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials are on sale now online at usagymolympictrials.com