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Olympic Ambassadors Program

The Olympic Ambassadors Program is a mandatory USOC program for all athletes who make the 2008 Olympic Team. Its main goal is to expose 2008 U.S. Olympic hopefuls to expectations, roles, and responsibilities of representing the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games. The final Ambassadors Program as originally scheduled by the USOC will take place on May 9-10 in Chicago. Many track and field athletes have not taken this course, therefore the following plan has been put in place.

As a convenience to track and field athletes the USOC will offer the course at the Olympic Trials in Eugene as follows:

  • July 1 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eugene Hilton Bloch Room)
  • July 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eugene Hilton Bloch Room)

Athletes making the Olympic Team who have already taken the Ambassadors Program at one of the original 4 locations offered by the USOC will not have to attend the sessions offered at the Olympic Trials. Athletes who make the Olympic Team who have not taken the Ambassadors Program will be required to take it on either July 1 or July 7, 2008. This program will not be offered to track athletes at USOC Processing in San Jose. When booking air travel and housing for the Olympic Trials, please make sure you take this into consideration. USA Track & Field will provide some small financial support to those who must stay over to take the Program.

No athlete will be allowed to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games if they have not taken this course.

For questions, contact Sandy Snow at or 770-392-1027.

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