Athletes have already been picking for Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony began on Wednesday. Even amidst an ongoing global pandemic, the summer games will proceed.
Athletes from Oregon
“I’m very excited that the Olympics are going to happen,” said gymnast Jade Carey. The freshman from Oregon State University is a very possible selection for the U.S. Olympic squad at the gymnastics team trials in another U.S. state in late June.
The summer games from July 23 to August 8th according to the international Olympic Committee and local organizers do appear bound and determined to pull it off as well as the subsequent Paralympic games.
“Business is first and foremost, so is going to this event,” said Crystal Dunn, who plays for a city in Oregon when not with the national team. “Moreover, our families have a grand old time without us and they are there to support us.”
U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field
Consisting of more than 600 athletes, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team is bounding for Tokyo. Moreover, the largest component, track, and field, has yet to be selected. Scheduled in Eugene, Oregon from June 18-27 is the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track and field. Moreover, it’s still uncertain whether spectators will be able to buy tickets to see the team trials in person at Hayward Field because of the ongoing and changeable pandemic.
Powerhouse Running Program
Traditionally, the alumni of the University of Oregon’s powerhouse running program and its local professional runners do fill out a large chunk of the U.S. Olympic track roster. In fact, this year will be more than likely be no exception. There is a Nike-sponsored Bowerman Track Club in a local city in Oregon, as well as the Oregon Track Club Elite in Eugene. They all have strong rosters of middle-distancing running talents and capabilities.
In early 2020, the U.S. Olympic marathon team was setting on at a race in another U.S. city. Sally Kipyego of Eugene, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp of another city in Oregon, and in another U.S. state and city Jacob Riley pushed their tickets to Tokyo there.