26 Jun '12, 5pm

Read this article on JC. 4 years later, same process, same people, same problems! Make the calls or it will not change!

Read this article on JC. 4 years later, same process, same people, same problems! Make the calls or it will not change!

An in-depth look at the Olympic Trials start list controversy By Scott Douglas As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine print mail view page: Prev 1 2 3 Next The U.S. Olympic trials process is fair and straightforward—place in the top 3 and have the Olympic “A” standard, and you’re on the team. Athletes and fans from other countries regularly praise the American system for removing politics and preferential treatment, cronyism and corruption from the mix. But what if the process for deciding who is on the start line isn’t as clear-cut? That question arose during an otherwise magnificent Olympic trials in June and July. In the distance events, there were several instances where decisions about who was let into the meet appeared more arbitrary and capricious than straightforward and easily comprehensible. With the U.S. Olympic Committee threatening USATF w...

Full article: http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=13776

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