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The United States Olympic Committee has designated three separate facilities on the Auburn University campus as official Olympic training sites. Beard-Eves-Memorial Coliseum, Watson Fieldhouse and the College of Education's Kinesiology Building will display an Olympic Training site sign this fall as Auburn assists the men's and women's USA Team Handball teams.

Since the summer of 2013, Auburn University has hosted elite training and competition for the men's and women's USA national team handball programs. Auburn University is one of 18 Olympic training sites in the country and one of five universities nationwide to receive the designation.

The official designation ceremony will be held on Sept. 25 and 26, in conjunction with the College of Education Centennial Celebration and the Board of Trustee's quarterly meeting. On Friday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m., guests will gather on the front lawn of the Kinesiology Building for the unveiling of Olympic designation signs. Following the presentation, a reception will be held in the lobby of the building and on the veranda. During the Auburn-Mississippi State football game on Saturday, administrators from the university and USA Team Handball and several athletes will be recognized on the field.