Throwing Implements and Vaulting Poles
Athletes will be permitted to use their own implements for competition provided they pass implement inspection. Meet organizers will provide a limited supply of implements for use by competitors not wishing to use their own implements or whose implements have not passed inspection. Personal implements, once approved for competition, may be used by all competitors throughout the competition.
All personal implements to be used in competition must be checked in at the Implement Check-in no later than the day before the start of the qualifying round for that event. Once implements are checked-in, they are impounded. The exact location and check-in schedule will be included in the athlete packet, which will be provided upon arrival in Eugene.
Transportation of vaulting poles from the City of Eugene Airport will be available on the Olympic Trials Airport Shuttle. Vaulting poles will be transported from the designated athlete hotels to the competition venue and the practice track on the event shuttle.
Transportation of vaulting poles from the Portland International Airport will be on a "reservation only" basis. Instructions for reserving the Portland Shuttle will be posted in the Spring of 2008.