2012 Olympic Trials - Track & Field
Returning to one of the most hallowed sites in the sport, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will return in 2012 to Hayward Field, site of the '72, '76, '80, and '08 Olympic Trials. The country's most prestigious pre-Olympic event, the Olympic Trials is where the roster for Team USA will be selected for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Eugene has long been dubbed "TrackTown, USA" for its rich track and field history and the community's appreciation of the sport. The Nike Prefontaine Classic regularly draws standing-room-only crowds, while athletes consistently rate Hayward Field as having one of the most compelling atmospheres of any stadium in the world.
The largest national championship track meet in the world, the U.S. Olympic Trials hosts more than 1,000 athletes as they compete for the right to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games. Averaging more than 20,000 fans per day at the last Olympic Trials in TrackTown USA, and at each edition of the meet, more than 1,000 members of the media from around the world covered the event while thousands of volunteers and officials provided support.