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Athlete Representatives Newsletter

May 2006 Issue:


USATF announces 2006 Outdoor Visa Championship Series

USA track and field athletes this summer will take another step on their journey toward the 2008 Olympics with the 2006 Outdoor Visa Championship Series, whose schedule was announced Monday by USA Track & Field.

With the Visa Championship Series featuring broadcasts on NBC and ESPN, fans around the country can watch America's Olympic and world-champion athletes as they compete throughout the outdoor season, aiming for a Team USA berth for the 2006 IAAF World Cup in Athens in September.

Adding to the excitement of competition on the track and over the airwaves, the Visa Championship Series features over $1.5 million in prize and promotional dollars, including a jackpot prize going to the Outdoor Visa Champions. Visa Champions will be the top male and female performers of the Visa Championship Series, with top performances rated according to the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics.

Click here for more information on the Visa Championship Series.

AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis will host the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 21-25. The final event of USATF's Visa Championship Series, the event serves as the selection meet for the IAAF World Cup of Athletics, which will take place later this summer.

Entries: The entry process is open until June 16, 2006 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Late entries will be accepted until June 18, 2006 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Click here for more information on the AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Questions about the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships should be directed to Sandy Snow at 770-330-6482.

Professional Athletics Association (PAA) Announces August Meet

What: 2006 PAA Mid-Summer Twilight Classic
When: August 8, 2006
Where: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon
Events: TBA
Prize Money: Over $250,000

For more information, contact Michael Conley at 317-713-4652 or Michael.Conley@usatf.org

USADA Athlete Location Forms

This is a reminder that 3rd quarter USADA Athlete Location Forms are due on June 1, 2006. Athletes can submit online or contact USATF for a hardcopy or an e-mailed version of the quarterly form. If your athlete is not compliant, please have them contact Melissa Beasley at 317-713-4650.

More anti-doping information is available in the Zero Tolerance Newsletter.

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