San Jose gets 2012 gymnastics Olympic trials

For America’s top gymnasts, the road to the London Olympics will

pass through San Jose.

USA Gymnastics on Monday awarded the next Olympic trials to HP

Pavilion, the home of the San Jose Sharks. The trials will be held

in 2012 from June 28 to July 1.

The city has hosted big gymnastics meets, including the 2007

national championships and the 2008 Pacific Rim championships.

In recent years, the U.S. team has awarded a few men’s spots at

the trials. The women have waited to announce their team until

training camp, usually a few weeks after the trials.