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Bidding reopened for 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials


during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 8, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.

Andy Lyons

USA Track and Field reopened bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Trials amid litigation surrounding the construction of a new stadium at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, Calif., where the trials were originally awarded.

USA Track and Field hopes to reaward the trials no later than June.

Mt. SAC said it “will no longer be hosting” the trials, but it “is ready to execute our plans to host the 2020 event should USATF reconsider their decision.”

The Los Angeles area college originally beat out Eugene, Ore., and Sacramento for the right to host the 2020 Olympic Trials, USATF announced last June.

A top Sacramento Sports Commission official said the city will likely rebid, according to the Sacramento Bee. A Eugene official said the city is “excited about the possibility” of staging the trials, according to the Eugene Register-Guard.

Eugene hosted the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Trials. Sacramento hosted in 2000 and 2004.

Mt. SAC previously hosted the 1960 Olympic Trials and annually hosts a popular relays meet in April.

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