— Published 22 September 2023

Eugene will be back

American track and field loves its blue chips. For the fifth consecutive time, next year’s Olympic trials will be held in Eugene, Oregon. The United States Track & Field Federation (USATF) announced on Thursday September 21 that the next trials will be held from June 21 to 30, 2024 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, in the stadium that hosted last year’s World Outdoor Championships and this season’s World Athletics Diamond League Finals. With this decision, Eugene will host its eighth Olympic selections since 1972. The last edition to elude it was held in Sacramento in 2004, prior to the Athens Games.