Flagstaff on Olympians' radar screen
By ANNIE TURNER
Sun Sports Staff
Sunday, March 09, 2008
It is an exciting date (08/08/'08) for spectators across the United States and the world. For the athletes it is the benchmark of years of hard work and determination.
Some of the finest athletes in the world are training in Flagstaff for the chance to be in Beijing on that date. They are using the facilities at the Center for High Altitude Training at NAU.
Assistant director Sean Anthony said the excitement to work with these world-class athletes should extend beyond the center to Flagstaff itself.
"I think it's exciting for the community too, because once we get closer to the Beijing Games we're going to publish a list of all the athletes that trained through the training center in preparation for the Olympic games," he said. "So that way members of the community can look at the names and say, 'Wow that guy trained in Flagstaff,' or, 'I remember seeing that guy at the pool,' or, whatever the case may be."
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