Crews Clean Up After Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials are over, the clean-up begins. The clean-up effort taking place post track and field trials had been in the works and carefully planned out over the past year and a half. Lane County Waste Management, the City of Eugene and Sanipac teamed up … Continue reading »

UO Science Departments Get Exposure

EUGENE, Ore. — A game that revolved around the Olympic Trials is bringing attention to University of Oregon academia. The Gold Medal Game is like a scavenger hunt. It was created by the University of Oregon to encourage spectators to check out the campus. Many scientists, like those in the chemistry and physics departments, jumped at the … Continue reading »

Local Florists Win with Olympians

EUGENE, Ore. — Making the Olympic Team is an unforgettable moment and one that a local florist got to be a part of each and every time. Dandelions Flowers and Gifts in Eugene is a little shop that was chosen to do the important task of making the 120 bouquets handed to each athlete as they … Continue reading »

Track Fans Say Goodbye to the Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — An Olympic event came to a close Sunday evening. Sunday was the tenth and final day of the trials, and the City of Eugene will soon be getting back to normal. Closing ceremonies wrapped up the event around 5 p.m., and fans headed back to their homes all across the country with memories of … Continue reading »

Catering Crew Feeds Thousands

EUGENE, Ore. — While competing in the track and field trials obviously draining, watching the intense competition can be pretty tiring too. And when it comes down to it, everybody’s got to eat. So feeding thousands of people may seem like a really daunting task, but M Culinary Concepts said they’ve got it all figured out. … Continue reading »

LTD Reports Record Shuttle Numbers

EUGENE, Ore. — LTD reported about a 30 percent increase in shuttle usage during this year’s U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials compared to the 2008 trials. The shuttles ran from two places this year. There was one at South Eugene High School, and the other was located at Autzen Stadium. Shuttle organizers said that … Continue reading »

Pub Brings London Flavor to Track Trials

EUGENE, Ore. —   All this talk of the London Olympics probably has a lot of us wishing we could go, right? If it’s not in your budget, never fear. We found some London flare at Hayward Field. There’s no Big Ben or Buckingham Palace in Eugene, but it does have what most love about London–a … Continue reading »

University of Oregon Takes Advantage of Trials Crowds

EUGENE, Ore. — The Olympic Track and Field Trials are monumental for athletes hoping to get to London, but the event is also a big opportunity for the University of Oregon. The trials are bringing thousands of people to Eugene and subsequently, right to the UO campus. The school said it’s doing its best to make the most … Continue reading »

Big Names Discuss Redemption, Bacon on Eve of Trials

EUGENE, Ore.– Track & Field’s big names were front and center for today’s press conference on the eve of the Olympic Trials. The theme was redemption, particularly for Justin Gatlin, one of the biggest and most polarizing names in the sport. After serving a four-year doping ban, the embattled star returns to the Trials with … Continue reading »

Residents Offer Houses for Rent During Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Travel Lane County estimates 25,000 athletes, media and spectators will flood Eugene next week for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. But there aren’t enough hotel rooms for everyone. Even if there were vacancies, you’re not going to find a hotel room close to Hayward Field. But you will find a … Continue reading »

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