2021 Olympic Trials

Joshua Gurnick (USATF IMC)

The Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene were delayed Sunday due to excessive heat, after heptathlete Taliyah Brooks fainted before the javelin throw.

 

Yet neither heat nor the delay stopped athletes from having outstanding performances.

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Two former Duck athletes qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo amid triple-digit temperatures at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene Saturday.

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Olympic hopefuls who train in the typically cool and cloudy Northwest say they’re prepared for extreme heat during the final weekend of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials.

City of Springfield

On Saturday, the Olympic Race Walk Trials will be held in downtown Springfield.

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Crowds at Sunday’s Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene got to see Rudy Winkler break an American record in the hammer throw. Winkler threw 82.71 meters, beating the previous record of 82.52 set by Lance Deal in 1996.

  

Karen Richards

The Olympic Track & Field Trials, put off by a year because of the pandemic, are underway at Hayward Field in Eugene. When they’ve been held here in past years, the Eugene area experienced a $37-million economic boost, according to industry experts.

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On day one of the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ryan Crouser broke the world record for shot put.

Karen Richards

While there won't be a free festival area outside Hayward at the Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, there will be a food court for ticketed fans. KLCC checked in with one company that jumped at the chance to be there.  


Karen Richards

For fans with Olympic Trials tickets, information about the event has been slow to come and sometimes confusing.

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Oregon businesses are eager to resume the pre-pandemic economy. Yet even with COVID-19 cases declining, there are challenges.

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Olympic gold-medalist and University of Oregon alum English Gardner is preparing for the Olympic Track & Field trials in Eugene after recovering from COVID-19 this spring.

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Several University of Oregon Ducks and alumni are preparing to compete in the Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene starting Friday. 

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As the Olympic Trials at Eugene’s Hayward Field near, hobbyists and photographers with drones are told not to fly them during the event. 


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The USA Track & Field Olympic Trials kick off Friday (6/18) at Hayward Field in Eugene. And while the crowd’s attention will focus on the events, authorities hope some will help keep an eye out for trouble.  

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Several dozen families displaced by last year’s Holiday Farm Fire were relocated again last month, to make room for athletes competing in the Olympic Trials in Eugene.

Scott Touchette

A woodworking class at Springfield High School stepped up to build a Japanese arch for the race walk at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June.


TrackTown USA

TrackTown USA has announced that recent changes to Oregon health regulations means spectators will be able to watch the Olympic Trials in person at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The trials are scheduled for June 18-27.