Category Archives: Olympic Trials

>Questioning the Olympic Marathon Trials Bidding

>Joe Battaglia has a long and involved story at Universal Sports about the selection process for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. It’s interesting to read at face value, and reading between the lines is even more interesting. Quick recap if … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping "News"

>From the Orange County Register (via RunZoom): The U.S. Olympic Committee, concerned about the potential embarrassment of a doping scandal involving American athletes at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, conducted an informal drug testing program in the months leading up … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials, continued

>I don’t think I made my proposal for qualifying to the Trials particularly clear yesterday, so let me work on that. Even when looking at only national team selection, USATF serves a widely varying group of athletes. International pros, collegians, … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials Ideas

>In a look back on the year, one issue that jumps out is the Olympic Trials. After the US team laid an egg in Beijing, there were calls for changes to the Trials format. I, along with many others, think … Continue reading

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>Grievance over 2012 Olympic Trials site

>The USATF Pacific Association has hosted many national championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento. They had hoped to host the 2012 Trials but got beat out by Eugene, and are also shut out of all the national meets in the … Continue reading

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>Olympic Team Chosen

>In case you hadn’t noticed, the Olympic Trials for the men’s 50k walk was today in Miami. The race was won by Philip Dunn; in the extreme heat he did not get an Olympic qualifying time. Those who pay attention … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials atmosphere

>From an Oregon Live article about the upcoming trials: A section of the U[niversity of] O[regon] campus — from 15th Avenue to the north, 18th Avenue to the south, Agate Street to the east and University Street to the west … Continue reading

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>TV/Web Listings

>Monday, February 4Showtime Family Zone, 6:00-7:30 a.m.1972 Munich Olympic Games(repeats Feb 5 at 3:25 a.m., Feb 10 at 6:45 a.m.) YES Network, 11:30 p.m.Running(repeats nearly ad infinitum throughout the month) Tuesday, February 5ESPN Classic, 9:00-9:30 a.m.SportsCentury: Florence Griffith-Joyner Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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>Hayward Field renovations

>The upgrade of the nation’s premier track facility is nearly complete, with only the jewel in the crown remaining. Designed by former UO track star Tinker Hatfield, who graduated from Oregon with a degree in architecture and now works for … Continue reading

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>Marathon Olympic Trials TV Numbers

>Let’s Run breaks down the numbers on last fall’s men’s Olympic Trials marathon TV coverage and compares to other TV races. I hope we also get access to info on the live internet coverage. Remember how it crashed due to … Continue reading

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