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Eugene track trials host

The U.S. Olympic track and field trials will return to Eugene in 2016, USA Track & Field announced Thursday at the Oregon Capitol in Salem. This will be Eugene’s sixth time hosting the Olympic track trials. The city is known for its involvement with track and field, earning it the moniker Track Town, USA. Eugene has played host to the trials in 1972, 1976, 1980, 2008 and 2012. Eugene, Oregon’s second-largest city, has a long history with track and field. At the trials, athletes from around the country compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21. – AP

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