Decathlon champion Ashton Eaton practices earlier this year at venerable Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon // photo Getty Images

Decathlon champion Ashton Eaton practices earlier this year at venerable Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon // photo Getty Images

Track and field

Eugene: track ghetto or capital?

Eugene, Oregon, is a beautiful little town. It has many virtues. The issue at hand is whether it ought to be the track and field ghetto of the entire United States.

A more charitable way to put it, of course, would be to call it the track and field capital of the United States.

photo courtesy Tokyo 2020

photo courtesy Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo 2020 support now 70 percent, up 23 from 47

TOKYO — Headline: IOC survey shows local support for Tokyo 2020 now 70 percent, up 23 percent from 47 last year.

The International Olympic Committee gave Tokyo 2020′s bid a boost Tuesday with the release of those survey figures. At 47 percent, which was what the IOC measured in what was called the “Working Group Report” last May, Tokyo might as well have not bothered; the IOC likes to feel welcomed.