Date: 06/20/2012 09:44 AM
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Eugene readies for Olympic Track and Field Trials
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Nearly one-third of the $10 million budget for the eight-day Olympic Track and Field Trials at Eugene is being spent on security.
One of the organizers, Oregon track coach Vin Lananna, isn’t talking about specifics, but he told The Register-Guard (http://is.gd/8AtJ51) plans would include dealing with protesters.
One costumed group plans to walk through Hayward Field’s gates Friday for a demonstration about police treatment of homeless people. Another group plans a march Friday against Nike, one of the sponsors.
Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner also will be in Eugene with a TV crew Friday for the start of the trials. Jenner is a regular on the TV show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.