US Olympic Trials 2012: Sunday Event Schedule, TV Info, Preview and More

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IJune 24, 2012

All eyes will be on Tyson Gay in the men's 100-meter dash on Sunday.
All eyes will be on Tyson Gay in the men's 100-meter dash on Sunday.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The 2012 US Olympic Trials continue on Sunday from Eugene, Ore., where a handful of Olympic hopefuls will attempt to fulfill their dream of earning a spot to compete at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Two Americans to watch for on Sunday are Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin. Gay won his qualifying heat on Saturday in 10 seconds flat, while 2004 Olympic champion Gatlin won his heat with a slightly quicker time, finishing in 9.90 seconds.

Fans will want to keep a close eye on both athletes because they have a great shot at representing the United States in London this summer.

Gatlin was banned from the 2008 Beijing Olympics because of a doping scandal. Meanwhile, Gay suffered through a hamstring injury four years ago that derailed his Olympic dreams in China. The 29-year-old is still without an Olympic medal despite showing such promise throughout his prolific career. 

There is a whole lot to be gained for every competitor participating at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field this weekend, but most notably the chance to wear the Stars and Stripes on their back in England next month. 

You won't want to miss a second of Sunday's Olympic Trial action. After all, this is where the journey to London begins. 

 

Where: Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore.

When: Sunday, June 24, 4 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC (7-8 p.m. ET); Live Streaming on NBCOlympics.com

 

Event Start Time (ET)
Women's Pole Vault -  Final 4 p.m.
Men's 100-Meter Dash - Semifinal 5:30 p.m.
Men's Long Jump - Final 6 p.m.
Women's Discus Throw - Final 6:05 p.m.
Men's Shot Put - Final 6:30 p.m.
Men's 400-Meter Dash - Final 7:20 p.m.
Women's 400-Meter Dash - Final 7:35 p.m.
Men's 100-Meter Dash - Final  7:48 p.m.

 

Information courtesy of USA Track & Field.

 

National Anthem begins at 5:20 p.m. ET

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