"Former Olympic gold medalists and world champions are among the athletes who have committed to compete in the innovative track and field meet - titled the Road to Eugene '08 - scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Hayward Field."
The meet is mostly going to be junior competition, as the US team will assemble in Eugene for a training camp shortly before departing for Beijing's World Junior Championships. There will also be several elite races, and the whole shebang is already lined up for a 2-hour live broadcast. The idea for a meet apparently came from Vin Lanana, the former Stanford coach who was hired to be the U. of Oregon's "Director of Track & Field" (a title which implies acting as a combined coach, sub-AD, and meet organizer). The timing is nice, too, coming in the middle of a two-week break in the World Athletics Tour and a week before the World Junior Championships.