Archive for November, 2008


The Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon were an unequalled success. Everything possible was done to assure the most competitive and successful Trials of all time. The Trials results bore ample witness to this fact. The Trials ended on Sunday, July 7 and entries to the USOC were due on Monday, July 8. The Chinese had […]


Recently I was asked by an interested party in the Northern California chapter of USATF about the bidding process that went on for the 2008 Olympic Trials. He had been persuaded that the process was flawed and unfairly influenced by people trying to enrich themselves in the process. Nothing could be further from the truth. […]

Olympic Trials – Comments of a Coach

There was a whirlwind of activity concerning the Olympic Trials being held in Eugene, Oregon after two very successful Trials in Sacramento, California. I personally favored Sacramento because we could count on hot weather for sprinters during the day and cool and favorable weather at night for distance runners. In addition, the stands capacity at […]