"We may not be a large city Barcelona or New York City for that matter, but what we are is a city that believes in the sport and has for many, many years," said Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA.
That belief started a bid three years ago to bring the World Juniors to Eugene.
Eugene becomes the first city to host the event in the U.S.
Willamalane Park and Recreation District is set to welcome more than 1,750 youth athletes from around the world at the Oregon14 Welcome Party on Monday, July 21, at Island Park in Springfield.
The free public event, set from 7 to 9 p.m., is a kickoff party for the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon at Hayward Field.
A Vancouver woman spent 12 hours trapped in a car with her dead passenger before being found by a hitchhiker after an accident near Cannon Beach on Sunday, Oregon State Police said.
Final preparations are underway for the first day of competition and opening ceremonies of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at historic Hayward Field.
This is the first time the championships have been held in the U.S.
All 1,600 athletes and 175 countries have arrived and are now on campus.
Oregon's 32nd Governor Victor Atiyeh passed away at age 91.
Gov. Vic Atiyeh was the last Republican to serve as governor of Oregon, from 1979 to 1987.
Kitzhaber released this statement about Atiyeh's death Sunday evening - "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Vic Atiyeh — a great Oregonian, an historic governor, and a remarkable human being."
The wildfires raging across Washington, Oregon and Idaho are not only bringing a dense, smoky haze to much of the area just to the east of the Cascades, but its effects are being felt over 1,000 miles away across the Upper Midwest.
Crowds welcomed home the Army Reserve's 971st Movement Control Team Sunday with a ceremony at Elijah Bristow Park near Pleasant Hill.
The group of 20 uniformed service men and women spent the last year in Afghanistan. The special ceremony not only honored their service, but also celebrated the passing of the torch.
The 971st’s Captain Matt Mitchell stepped down, issuing the new command to Captain Tom Dargan.
“We went out there with a lot of brave soldiers who didn't come back. Fortunately our group from Eugene all came back alive. Can't say that for everyone,” said former Captain Matt Mitchell.
Assa Traore’s story of dedication, perseverance, and love made her a clear candidate for the 4th annual Duck My Ride event, where a local auto body shop gives away a restored ride to a deserving family.
Traore moved to the U.S. from Bali, Africa to find a better life for herself and her four children.
“I received so much support when I came to the U.S.,” said Traore, wiping away tears. “Oregonians have helped me so much."
The second annual Eugene Running Of The Bulls took place in Alton Baker Park this morning. With their skates laced and horns strapped to their helmets, the Emerald City Roller Girls were ready to chase runners through the 4-mile course.
Fees from the fun run help the Emerald City Roller Girls pay for track time, travel expenses, and uniforms.