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The Road to Eugene '08
Reports air November 12-18, 2007

KLCC News Special Issues reports on The Road to Eugene ‘08 Olympic Track & Field Trials.


Throughout the week of November 12-18, KLCC News will report on aspects of the Olympic Trials coming to UO’s Hayward Field next June. 


The series is edited by KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer.


The stories will air at 6:20 and 8:20 a.m. on Morning Edition and between 4:00-4:30 p.m. on the Northwest Passage November 12-16, and then repeat on Sunday at Noon November 18 with listener call-in.

Audio, photos, resources, and more information will be added to this page throughout the week of the series.

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Monday 11/12/07 
Interview with Greg Erwin - by Claude Offenbacher  Listen to story

Greg Erwin, immediate past president of the Oregon Track Club and co-chair (with UO Track Coach Vin Lananna) of the "Eugene '08" local organizing committee for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in June and July 2008, speaks about how Eugene secured the trials.  They were held in Sacramento last year (which bid again for the '08 trials) and were most recently held in Eugene in 1980. Erwin also discusses the event itself; ancillary activities; preparations being made; funding; and lasting benefits he anticipates the trials will have for the greater Eugene-Springfield area.

Tuesday 11/13/07 
A look at the impact and influence the trials will have on public safety, the economy and tourism - by Angela Kellner  Listen to story

For more information visit these sites:
Eugene 08
Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County
Hayward Field Enhancements
Eugene Chamber of Commerce
City of Eugene  
U.S. Olympic Committee

See photos from today's feature below.

Wednesday 11/14/07
Exploring how “green” the trials and related activities will be in terms of recycling, local food initiatives and renewable energy  - by Jes Burns  Listen to story

For more information visit these sites:
EWEB Green Power Site
Organically Grown Company
Green TV short about Olympic Games and Sustainability

Audio Web Shorts:
Interview with Alex Cuyler - Chair of Sustainability Committee: Talks about three tenets of sustainability - and where Eugene '08 isn't keeping up.

Interview with Mike Kelly - Chair of Transportation Committee: Talks about a alternate transportation incentive program they're trying to get up and running for the trials.

Interview with Tom Williams - EWEB, Member of Sustainability Committee: Talks about the role of green power in Sustainability efforts.

Thursday 11/15/07
The issue of steroids in track and field and how it effects the track community in Eugene - by Andrew Bartholomew  Listen to story

For more information visit these sites:
United States Anti Doping Agency
United States Track and Field
Oregon Track Club
World Anti Doping Agency  

Audio Web Shorts:
Interview with Vin Lananna - Vin Lananna is the University of Oregon Track and Field Coach and Co-Chair of the Olympic Trials LOC (local organizing committee).

Interview with Frank Gagliano - Frank Gagliano coaches the Oregon Track Club Elite, the NIKE sponsored team that trains in Eugene.

Interview with Nick Symmonds - Nick Symmonds runs for the Oregon Track Club Elite and finished second in the 800 meters at the U.S. Championships last August.

Interview with John Halliwill - John Halliwill is a physiologist at the University of Oregon.

See photos from today's feature below.


Friday 11/16/07
How biomechanical analysis can help develop better runners - by Mike Van Meter  Listen to story

For more reading on biomechanics and other aspects on technology forathletes:
- Wired Magazine on VO2 max testing
- A New York Times interactive graphic (audio collected by Mike Van Meter) describing sprint biomechanics
- Rebound Sports Performance Lab in Bend
- History of the Ball State University Human Performance Laboratory


Sunday 11/18/07
All segments repeat on Sunday at Noon, with opportunity for listener call-in.  Listeners can call 463-KLCC or 800-922-3682

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