Track trials could bring demonstrations on the medals stand

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — If American athletes plan to use their Olympic spotlight to take a knee or raise a fist, U.S. track and field trials figure to be the first place to see what sort of reaction they’ll get. The majority of America’s Black Summer Olympians come from track and field, which puts the medals stand in Eugene under the microscope when the action starts Friday. In a major shift in policy, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has committed to not sanction athletes who use their platform for social demonstrations.