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You must be a 2016 USATF member to enter the Olympic Trials. If you do not have a 2016 membership, please complete a membership application first before attempting to enter the trials. You must also be a U.S. citizen and meet the eligibility requirements and qualifying standards.

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Entry Information/Process
Athletes may enter an event(s) even if they have not yet met the qualifying standard for that event(s). However, athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have:

  1. A 2016 USATF membership which is required to enter (please join online if you are not a member).
  2. Completed the entry process - Online entry is the only method of entry. No other form of entry will be accepted.
  3. Met the qualifying standard for event(s) during the prescribed time
  4. Completed the declaration process (Declaration process/details can be found below)

Proof of qualifying performance, if requested, must be submitted to USATF no later than (Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET). Any submittal received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact stats@usatf.org for verification procedures. 

USATF Rule 11.3(b) concerning adding athletes to make a competitive field, and USATF Rule 8 concerning automatic qualifications, will be used for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Entry Deadline and Fee
Date Received Entry Fee
Before or on Monday, June 20, 2016 11:59 p.m. PT $30

The entry fee for the Olympic Trials is $30 per athlete. There is no late entry period for the U.S. Olympic Trials (see entry appeals process below). These fees are entry fees and are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Entry Form

Online entries must be paid for by credit card or electronic funds transfer ("electronic check"). 

Entry Status
Athletes will receive a confirmation page at the end of the entry process; please print a copy of the entry confirmation as proof of entry.  To check the status of your entry, including declarations, visit the Status of Entries page (statuses are updated hourly).

Entry Appeals Process

  • There is no late entry period. An appeals process will be available for those athletes who wish to make an appeal after the entry deadline. Appeals must be made on or before Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Appeals may be filed by emailing Phil.Bastron@usatf.org. Please note that submission of an appeal does not guarantee entry into the U.S. Olympic Trials. Results of appeals will be posted on the Status of Entries page. No other notice will be given.
  • Late entry appeals must be accompanied by a non-refundable $250 appeals fee, payable by credit card only.



THE DECLARATION PROCESS

Once properly entered, all athletes must complete the declaration process.


  • Declares your intent to compete in each event entered.
  • Scratches you from events in which you have submitted an entry, but in which you no longer choose to compete.
Each athlete or his/her representative must declare whether that athlete will or will not compete in each event they have entered. 
  • DECLARATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE. Online is the only method of declaration. No other form of declaration will be accepted.
  • A ROLLING DECLARATIONS PROCESS WILL BE USED. AN ATHLETE MUST DECLARE ENTRY INTO AN EVENT NO LATER THAN 11:59 P.M. PT TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST ROUND OF THAT EVENT.
  • Declarations will be accepted as per the declaration schedule listed below beginning Thursday June 23, 2016 at 12:01 A.M. PT. There is no late declaration period (see declarations appeal process.)
  • Athletes may declare at any time within the declaration period but no later than the declaration deadline for their event.
  • Athletes not declaring by the event declaration deadline will be SCRATCHED, from the event(s) entered.
  • The Status of Entries/Declarations web page will update hourly.
DECLARATION APPEALS PROCESS – Note Pacific Times (PT) is used here due to location of Appeals Team
  • No late declarations will be accepted. An appeals process will be available for those athletes who wish to declare after the close of declarations for their event.
  • Appeals for late declaration will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon PT on the day after declarations close for the event in question.
  • Appeals may be filed by calling ü 541-434-6844 ext. 135 – call in or ü 541-743-2049 ext. 466 – call in. However, please note that submission of an appeal does not guarantee acceptance into the Olympic Trials. Results of appeals will show on the Status of Entries page. No other notice will be given.
  • Appeals must be accompanied by a non-refundable $250 appeals fee.
  • Appeals fee must be paid by credit card. 
 
 
 
 
DECLARATION SCHEDULE
2 Components:
  • Open Declaration (all events can declare): June 23 – 26.
  • Specific Events Declaration deadline-- view the calendar below:
    Declarations deadline for each event ends daily at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time-PT). 
    The declaration schedule corresponds to the FIRST ROUND OF EACH EVENT IN THE COMPETITION TIME SCHEDULE. Entry declaration may be made earlier than the scheduled declaration deadline date, but under no circumstances may declarations be made later than an event’s declaration deadline. On-line is the only declaration method. ATHLETES MUST FOLLOW THE DECLARATIONS SCHEDULE BELOW:
 
DECLARATION SCHEDULE
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 June 19  June 20
Entry deadline for all events
 June 21  June 22 June 23
All events open for declaration
June 24
All events open for declaration
June 25

All events open for declaration
June 26
All events open for declaration
June 27
Declaration deadline for:

W-20km Race Walk
 
M-20km Race Walk
June 28
Declaration deadline for:


M-Shot Put
W-Discus Throw
M- 800m
W-High Jump
W-800m
W-Long Jump
M-400m
W-400m
M-10,000m
June 29
Declaration deadline for:

M- Decathlon
M-Pole Vault
W-10,000
W-100m
M-Javelin Throw
M-100m
M-Long Jump
June 30
No Declarations
July 1
Declaration deadline for:

W-3,000 SC
W-Triple Jump
M-3,000 SC
M-5,000m
July 2

No Declarations
July 3 Declaration deadline for:
 
W-Hammer Throw
M-Hammer Throw
 
 
July 4 Declaration deadline for:

W-Shot Put
W-Javelin Throw
W-5,000
M-Triple Jump
W-100mH
M-200m
W-400mH
M-Discus Throw
W-1500m
M-400mH
M-1500m
July 5 Declaration deadline for:

W-Pole Vault
M-110mH
W-200m
M-High Jump
July 6 Declaration deadline for:

W-Heptathlon
 
July 7 Declarations have ended


 
July 8 Declarations have ended July 9

Declarations have ended
 
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