People of Northwest Public Radio
Thu April 11, 2013
Track And Field Trials Return To Eugene In 2016
USA Track and Field announced today that Eugene will host the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
Chief executive Max Siegel announced the decision at the Oregon state Capitol.
"Last year, Hayward Field provided a backdrop for our Olympic team, which went on to dominate the Olympics in a way that was the best performance in a generation, and we believe that bringing the trials back to Track Town will prepare the team for an equally impressive performance in Rio," Siegel says.
The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro. This will be the sixth time Eugene has played host to the Olympic track trials.
U.S. athletes compete at the trials for a spot on Team USA.