Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 6/19/12
The Olympics are little more than a month away, and over the next few weeks the United States will be finalizing its team rosters. The USA’s best runners, jumpers, and throwers will gather this weekend in Oregon in hopes of earning a trip to London as a part of their country’s track and field delegation. Here’s a preview of this weekend’s track and field Olympic trials, including television information and athletes to keep an eye on. U.S. Olympic Team Trials, track and field June 21–July 1, Eugene, Oregon Venue: Hayward Field. The University of Oregon facility, which opened in 1919, also hosted the Olympic trials in 1972, 1976, 1980, and 2008. It is one of only four Class 1 internationally certified tracks in the United States. The hammer throw trials will be held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Television: Friday June 22, 8:00–10:00 p.m. CST, NBC Sports Network Saturday June 23, 7:00–8:00 p.m. CST, NBC Sunday June 24, 6:00–7:00 p.m. CST, NBC Monday June 25, 8...
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