Some might blame Jeneba Tarmoh for backing out of a runoff that might have brought great attention to her sport, but the sprinter should have never been put in a position to have to choose. The blame lies with USA Track and Field.
Two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor has already secured a spot in the London Games. Now she hopes to take care of some unfinished business.
The Pan American Games aren't just about the competition. In several sports, there are 2012 Olympic spots on the line. Here's espnW's sport-by-sport breakdown.
The 2010 World Cup final was probably seen by at least 1 billion people, though the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony appears to retain top spot as the most-watched televised event.