Corporate Greed Decides 2012 USA Olympic Trials Women’s 100m Finals Race

24 Jun

Yesterday, June 24’th, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials women’s 100 meter finals race, everyone witnessed the most despicable display of corporate greed and injustice to an athlete that has come along in a very long time!

The race was stacked with amazing talent, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, and any of the 8 women running had a good chance of qualifying for the 2012 USA Olympic team heading to London where the Olympics are being held later this summer. Only the top 3 finishers make the Olympic team.

Allyson Felix without any question was one of the favorites, and the most well known due to many large corporate sponsors. She has some of the largest endorsement deals in all sports and arguably the largest figure today in all of Track & Field in the world. She had been promoted as the face of USA 2012 Olympics.

Only one thing, no-one told all this to little known runner Jeneba Tarmoh!

As the race unfolded, Carmelita Jeter won the race solidly with a time of 10.92 and Tianna Madison came in second in a time of 10.96. There would be only one spot left on the Olympic team if Allyson was going to make the team.

Termoh and Felix were stride for stride coming to the finish line and crossed in a photo finish. Who would get 3’rd place and the final spot on the Olympic team would now come down to the computerized photo finish automated system. A few moments passed and the scoreboard posted the third place finisher and it was Jeneba Tarmoh by 0.001 seconds. Such a narrow margin, but a margin no doubt!

Oh but wait! This can’t be true! What are all the sponsors going to do? They’ve already printed all the point of purchase displays with Allyson Felix and the Olympic rings. What is NBC Broadcasting going to do with all the commercials they’ve already filmed with Allyson in them? What is Track & Field going to do without Allyson Felix?

Wait for it…wait for it…wait for it….That’s right, lets over-rule the computerized finish and study that finish photo ourselves!

What a crock of SH*T! They declared the race a tie! They reversed the computers ruling and decided to continue to line their pockets with Money! WTF?

Is this how we now decide our professional sports games and races!?

Apparently so! What a disgrace USATF!

Now they are talking about having a “Run Off”. This is completely unfair to Jeneba Tarmoh who ran the race of her life! The chances of her duplicating or bettering her time is 50/50. The odds of Allyson Felix having a better race is pretty much about 90%. This is very unfair to Jeneba and a sickening display of GREED!

You make me sick USATF (United States Track & Field)!

**  Note:  Both Jeneba and Allyson are competing in the upcoming 200 meter race.

**  Note:  I believe the top 4 finishers make the 4 x 100m relay team.

**  Note:  Allyson and Jeneba are training partners under Bob Kersey

**  Note:  Jeneba and Allyson are both Nike sponsored athletes.

3 Responses to “Corporate Greed Decides 2012 USA Olympic Trials Women’s 100m Finals Race”

  1. MIke September 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM #

    You say yourself “…Jeneba Tarmoh who ran the race of her life! The chances of her duplicating or bettering her time is 50/50. The odds of Allyson Felix having a better race is pretty much about 90%.” You are clearly saying that Allyson Felix is the better contender, having a 90% change of bettering her time, while the loser only has a 50% chance. Why would we send a 50% chance athlete over a 90% chance althlete? Your argument makes no sense.

  2. EarthZebra September 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM #

    @Mike

    The Olympic Trials selection process as they are currently set up is to select our Olympians by a 1 meet competition. Nothing to do with who has had the best season. Nothing to do with who is fastest, most qualified to win in the long run, or kangaroo court best suited to represent the country. Whoever wins in the 1 race goes to the Olympics. Going to the Olympics in Track & Field for the USA all comes down to racing at the trials. “May they best man win” as they say. Jeneba Tarmoh won her spot and the USATF, and NBC changed the results for $$$$$$$. Shame on them and shame on all America for allowing it to happen. The real victim is Jeneba.

    Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.

    EZ

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