Credentials & Guest Passes
The Olympic Trials will be a controlled-access event. Admission to Hayward
Field will be by credential, guest pass, or admission ticket only. Photo-style
credentials will be required to access competition and athlete services areas
such as the warm-up track, practice track, sports medicine, athlete seating, and
the event shuttle.
Athletes who wish to submit an electronic photo to save time on-site may submit a passport-size photo of themselves and a copy of the
front page of their passport if they have not already submitted these during the
Indoor Championships. The photo must meet the following requirements:
- measure 1.75" x 1.4" (45 mm x 35 mm)
- show the front view of the athlete's head on a white background
- be submitted in JPEG (*.jpg) format (50-500 KB in size)
- be identified by full name and date of birth in the following format for
Athletes who have either had their photo taken by the LOC prior to the
Olympic Trials, have submitted an electronic photo to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or have submitted a photo to USATF during the Indoor Championships will pick up
their credentials at Autzen Stadium during packet pick-up with little to no
waiting. In order to avoid delays or long lines when picking up credentials,
it is highly recommended that all athletes and athlete support personnel submit
their electronic photos in advance of their arrival in Eugene.
Photo credentials will be made during the packet-pick-up process for
credentialed personnel who have not submitted a photo prior to the Olympic
Trials. Athlete and athlete support personnel requesting a credential must
appear in-person and present a valid, government-issued photo identification
(driver's license, passport or military ID) to receive their credential. Athlete
("A") and Athlete Support ("AS") credentials will be
processed only at Autzen Stadium during the same hours as packet
All "Athlete" ("A") credentials, "Athlete
Support" ("AS") credentials, Personal Medical ("PM")
credentials, and Guest Passes must be picked up and/or purchased during packet
pick-up. See packet pick-up schedule.
- Athlete Credential ("A") - Each athlete qualified and
declared for the Olympic Trials will receive one "Athlete"
("A") credential for himself/herself.
- Athlete Support Credential ("AS") - Each athlete
qualified and declared for the Olympic Trials will receive one
complimentary "Athlete Support" ("AS") credential
for his/her coach, which is good for all sessions. Individuals receiving
this credential must meet the guidelines below. Requests for Athlete
Support ("AS") credentials must be completed at the time of
entry. The "AS" credential is available to coaching personnel
- Personal Medical Credential ("PM") - Each athlete may
purchase one Personal Medical ("PM") credential, which is good
for all sessions. Individuals receiving this access must meet the
guidelines below. Requests for Personal Medical ("PM")
credentials must be completed at the time of entry. The "PM"
credential is available to true medical personnel only.
- Guest Pass - Each athlete may purchase one guest pass for
additional personal coaches or family members. Individuals receiving
this pass must meet the guidelines below. Requests for purchase of a
guest pass must be completed at time of entry; however, the guest pass
will be paid for at packet pick-up.
Athlete Support Credentials, Personal Medical Credentials, and Guest Pass
- All participating athletes may request one (1) free "AS"
credential for their coach by specifying the name of the individual
designated to receive that credential on their entry form. Athlete
designation will be the only way a coach will be able to obtain an
"AS" credential to work with his/her athlete. USATF reserves
the right to deny "AS" credentials to any coach who (a) has
been convicted of a doping violation; or (b) is under investigation by
USADA or other authorities. USATF also may deny credentials to coaches
whose actions have indicated unethical patterns of behavior. The
"AS" credential is only available to the coach of record. It
is not available to family members unless said family member is the true
coach of record.
- Participating athletes will be able to purchase (or authorize the
purchase of) one (1) guest pass by providing the name of the individual
for whom the guest pass is intended on their entry form. Only the
individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be
allowed to purchase such guest passes. USATF reserves the right to deny
a guest pass to any individual who (a) has been convicted of a doping
violation; or (b) is under investigation by USADA or other authorities.
USATF also may deny guest passes to individuals whose actions have
indicated unethical patterns of behavior.
- No coach or support staff who is currently banned or under investigation
by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) may be authorized to receive or
be given an "AS" credential/"PM" credential or guest
pass, whether complimentary or purchased.
- Any unauthorized person in possession of an Athlete Support credential
("AS"), Personal Medical credential ("PM"), or guest
pass and/or found in any credential-restricted area of Hayward Field,
athlete warm-up areas, or other restricted zones of the 2008 U.S.
Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, will be immediately escorted
from the facility, and the credential/guest pass will be revoked.
Athletes who ignore this policy may be subject to penalty.
Athlete ("A") and Athlete Support ("AS") credentials
permit access to the event shuttle service that will operate between the athlete
hotels and Hayward Field, the athlete seating area (first-come, first-served),
athlete hospitality areas, practice facilities, and warm-up areas.
Personal Medical ("PM") credentials permit access to the warm-up
area's medical center, practice facility, and the athlete hotel's medical areas.
Guest Passes permit access to the event shuttle service that will operate
between athlete hotels and Hayward Field, athlete hospitality, and the athlete
seating area (first-come, first-served). The guest pass does not grant access to
the warm-up or practice facility.
Personal Medical Credential and Guest Pass Purchase
Athletes who have designated an individual to purchase a personal medical
credential or guest pass for the Olympic Trials on their entry form must pay for
the pass during the packet pick-up process.
Personal Medical credentials and Guest Passes may be purchased as followed:
- Four-Day Pass - $150
- Eight-Day Pass - $245