Embarrassment or great PR move? The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee is trying to steer clear of the debate over the tiebreaking procedure - or lack thereof - that has dominated the talk at Olympic track trials for nearly a week now.
What he will say, however, is that nothing like this will happen again.
"Next time," CEO Scott Blackmun said Thursday, "we'll have a process in place that addresses this that won't involve a delay in the decision."
Last Saturday, Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh crossed the line in a photo-finish tie for the third and last Olympic spot in the 100 meters.
USA Track and Field had no tiebreaker in place, so it gave the runners a choice between a runoff or a coin flip.