Another example as to why money comes first well before the athletes on our national teams.
From the Star Tribune:
The four American trials were scheduled concurrently in the final weeks of June because of NBC's desire to create interest for the London Games, July 27-Aug. 12. But the schedule makes it difficult for athletes to peak twice within a month to try to win medals.
[Link]Two words could end all this: "Collective bargaining." Don't forget, the USOC got 1/2-a-billion dollars from the IOC and all our athletes got was what?