In addition to correctly entering the meet and having equaled or bettered the
qualifying standard during the stated
qualifying period, the following criteria must also be met:
- Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the
United States in an Olympic competition under United States Olympic
Committee and International Olympic Committee rules are eligible to compete
in the Olympic Trials. Athletes who have citizenship questions should
contact Lamont Jones, USATF's General Counsel, at Lamont.Jones@usatf.org.
- Female athletes must be 14 years or older on the day of competition. There
is no age restriction for male athletes.
- 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:
Proof of qualifying performance, if required, must be submitted to USATF
no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Any submittal
received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for verification procedures.
All athletes must be 2008 members of USATF in good standing. USATF
memberships may be purchased
through your local Association Office, or by
calling the USATF National Office at 317-713-4665.
Athletes must be bona fide members of a 2008 USATF club in order to
represent a club. An athlete's current club affiliation can be viewed in
his/her membership profile and as part of
the online entry process. Athletes wishing to change affiliations can make
such a request through their local USATF Association
(note that this request must be made by the athlete--see Regulation 7 in the
USATF Governance Manual, Section III). All club affiliations must be
finalized by close of declarations. No club changes will be accepted after
this date for the Olympic Trials.
In addition to a club affiliation, athletes are able to represent one (1)
corporate sponsor. This corporate sponsor must be a registered USATF
Corporate Member and be part of the athlete's membership profile. Corporate
Membership applications can be obtained by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
All sponsor affiliations must be finalized by close of declarations. No
sponsor changes will be accepted after this date for the Olympic Trials.
Athletes wishing to represent a branch of the Armed Forces of the United
States must be registered with the membership committee of their local USATF
USATF Rule 11.3(b) concerning adding athletes to make a competitive field
and USATF Rule 10.3(b) i and ii concerning automatic qualifications will be
- A 2008 USATF membership
- Completed the entry process
- Met the entry standard
- Completed the declaration process
- An updated athlete location form on file with USADA
if they are in the Out-Of-Competition Drug-Testing Pool (OOC).