Olympics Afterglow: 3 Good Reasons to Keep Following Track and Field

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Olympics Afterglow: 3 Good Reasons to Keep Following Track and Field
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One of the greatest spectacles in sport—the Olympic Games—is quietly giving way to the burgeoning media blitz now being directed at Major League Baseball, college football and the NFL.

And while those major sports will eventually culminate in the World Series, the BCS National Championship and the Super Bowl, respectively, the Olympics do not signal the end of competition for elite track and field athletes.

If you liked what you saw in London, there is still plenty of world-class track and field action to come. And for anyone with a computer, it doesn't ever have to end.

In fact, considering collegiate and high school cross country, the indoor season and track's popularity in the southern hemisphere, it is not a stretch to say that track and field is a year-round proposition.

Yet somehow the myth persists that track and field only surfaces to show its face during an Olympic year.

Hopefully, we can dispel that myth.

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