Athletes Revolt on Twitter

Athletes Revolt on Twitter

                       Where's the $$$$$ Lebowski?
             Rule 40 hurting Olympic athletes ability to make a living.
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WeDemandChange #Rule40 


Sanya Richards talks about Rule 40 at Olympic Press Conference





The athletes are not happy with Rule 40 and they are making their voices heard...... Except for Team GB. Sanya Richards-Ross has lead the way, because of her super star staus in the sport, more and more people are starting to notice.


Here is Sanya's comments about Rule 40 at Today's Olympic Press Conference VIDEO

From the TFAA relaease:

Yesterday, members of the Track and Field Athletes Association competing in London launched the #WeDemandChange #Rule40 campaign to draw attention to Rule 40 (link provided below).  This rule severely limits athletes’ rights to market themselves during the Olympic Games.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to grow the scope of this rule, limiting all athlete interactions with outside companies to official Olympic Partners . We feel this needs to change.

While we consider representing our country at the Olympics the highest honor, every day we face the reality that achieving that dream requires financial support.  This support requires that we be able to effectively market ourselves and acquire sponsorship, a process that is part of an ongoing journey, 365 days a year, every single year.

Our hope is that our unified voice is heard by not just the IOC and USOC, but also by the fans and our fellow athletes in other Olympic sports.  We want to work towards a system that ensures long-term success of the Olympic Games, for which the ability of athletes to dedicate their lives to their sport is imperative.

So please join 
#WeDemandChange and support your US Olympic Track and Field Team.

Rule 40 - http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF/athleteInfo/Rule40_Pamphlet_4.pdf

Bowerman Awards Photo Gallery

Johanna Gretschel 2017 Bowerman Award finalists

Last night, the USTFCCCA named Raevyn Rogers of the University of Oregon and Christian Coleman of the University of Tennessee as the 2017 Bowerman Award Winners. Rogers, the NCAA record holder for 800m, is the third women's winner from Oregon, and Coleman, the NCAA 60m and 100m record holder, is the first-ever winner for the Volunteers. Check out the photo gallery from the evening in Phoenix, Arizona below; watch interviews and highlights from the event here.

Christian Coleman Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Tennessee’s Christian Coleman has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

Raevyn Rogers Wins The 2017 Bowerman Award

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Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers has been named The Bowerman award winner for the 2017 NCAA season.

NXN Champ Katelyn Tuohy To Attempt H.S. 5K Record LIVE on FloTrack

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Nike Cross National champion Katelyn Tuohy has just one more 5K on her schedule, and that one will be the fastest of them all. On Saturday, January 20, LIVE ON FLOTRACK, she will toe the line at the VA Showcase in a special section of the 5K with the sole purpose of taking down Brie Oakley's 15:55 national record. 

Ruby Stauber To Transfer From LSU To Oregon

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After a standout freshman season with LSU, Ruby Stauber will take her talents to the Pacific Northwest to compete for the University of Oregon. A since-deleted tweet from the Wayzata High School girls cross country account first made the announcement, and FloTrack later confirmed it with Stauber.

'Just Wait,' Fred Kerley Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Raevyn Rogers Could Win The Bowerman

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

How Christian Coleman Could Win The Bowerman Award

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This week, FloTrack will introduce you to all six Bowerman finalists ahead of Friday's Bowerman Awards, which will crown one male and one female as the best track and field athletes in the NCAA for the 2017 season. You can watch the awards ceremony live from Phoenix on FloTrack here.

Who's No. 1? FloTrack Tackles The Katelyn Tuohy vs Claudia Lane Debate

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If you've paid the slightest modicum of attention to high school girls cross country this season, you know the names Katelyn Tuohy and Claudia Lane. 

2017 Bowerman Blind Resume Test

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The Bowerman Award Ceremony will be LIVE on FloTrack this Friday, December 15, at 9 PM ET.