Auburn head coach Brett Hawke at the 2008 Olympics
June 22, 2012
AUBURN - Every four years, the greatest athletes in the world convene for two weeks of competition at the Olympic Games. From Beijing, to Atlanta, to Athens, to Sydney, all over the World, chants of "War Eagle" have become commonplace as Auburn's best have gone on to represent their respective countries.
This year, the 30th Olympiad, will be no different as a congregation of Tigers make their travel plans for London, England and AuburnTigers.com will have coverage every step of the way.
Several Tigers have already punched their tickets to London, some going for the first time while others are making a return appearance at the Olympics. But, this weekend signifies the beginning for many as Olympic Trials in swimming and track & field get under way in the United States, the Bahamas and Jamaica.
Auburn is coming off an unprecedented Olympic appearance in 2008, in which more than 30 current, former and future Tigers suited up and won 18 medals in Beijing. Were Auburn its own country, the Tigers would have finished the 2008 Olympics tied with Canada and Spain for 14th in the medal count.
Coverage on Auburn's Olympic Central webpage kicks off this week with in-depth coverage of Trials, including daily recaps, features, videos and photos. Fans should also be on the lookout for video features, highlighting past and present Auburn Olympians.