The first 6 members of the USA Track & Field team were named this weekend at the Olympic Marathon Trials. The day was hot and the races were intense. I dug into the finishing times and places a bit.
Qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials is supposed to be the hard part…not coming up with the money to get yourself to the actual race. Not only do all “B” qualifiers, which includes some serious Olympic contenders – Kara Goucher, Galen Rupp, Diego Estrada to name a few – have to pay for airfare and lodging, every athlete – A & B – has to pay a race fee.
Oh sweet relief. After announcing earlier this week that athletes or their countries will have to pay for air conditioning in their dorm rooms, Rio Olympic organizers announced that they have reversed their decision. Organizers are still making drastic cuts in an effort to balance the budget of $1.9 billion USD. For instance, there will […]
Today Mario Andrada, an official for the 2016 Rio Games, gave an interview in which he detailed some of the steps the organizing committee has taken to balance the budget for the games. The biggest cut for the athletes: Air conditioning. Athletes dorm rooms will not have air conditioning unless they pay for the cost. Some […]