Friday, June 01, 2012

Why the Olympic trials are held so close to the Olympics

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. 
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?


Anonymous said...

jaja.. it's ok, the warming five minutes before the competition

Tony Austin said...

Ja-hahahaha. :-D