Sunday, May 23, 2004; Page P02
Athletes will go for the gold soon at the Summer Games, but if you can't get to Athens, you can watch Americans compete for spots on the U.S. Olympic team on home soil. Called trials, the competitions either determine wholly or help pick the teams in numerous sports. We asked Elissa Leibowitz to run down the events. (Note: Ticket availability was as of press time.)
When/Where: Through June 3 at Fort Benning, Ga.
Why Go: An upcoming trip to Atlanta could include a two-hour detour south to see pistol, rifle and running-target competitions.
Info: USA Shooting, 719-866-4670, www.usashooting.org; Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, 800-847-4842, www.georgia.org.
• JUDO/TAE KWAN DO
When/Where: June 5 in San Jose, Calif.
Why Go: Two sports for the price of one, as both martial arts have merged their Olympic trials into one event. Four tae kwan do athletes will compete for two spots; each of 12 judo weight classes will send one athlete to the Olympics, with five players in each class competing.
Admission: $25; buy through TicketMaster (408-998-8497, www.ticketmaster.com).
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