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Ensuring Safety at the 2024 US Olympic Trials: Pono Security’s Commitment to Excellence

UPDATE: Pono Security has successfully interviewed over 400 applicants for the 200 guard and usher positions for this event. With the event starting today, we expect over 11,000 attendees.

Pono Security is proud to support TrackTown USA as they host the US Olympic Trials of Track and Field this month. The event, held at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, runs from June 21 to June 30. Pono Security, a trusted name in event security, has supported this prestigious event twice before, as well as the World Games. We have always ensured the safety and security of athletes, officials, and spectators. Likewise, this event will be no different.

Pono Security’s Role at the US Olympic Trials

The US Olympic Trials is a crucial event where top athletes from across the country compete for a chance to represent the United States at the Olympic Games. Given the high stakes, ensuring the safety and smooth operation of the event is paramount. Pono Security provides a range of event services, including security personnel and highly trained ushers. Everyone is trained to maintain a secure and welcoming environment, with past guests stating “they didn’t know security could be like this”. Their expertise and experience make them an invaluable partner for this high-profile event. Above all, Pono Security has been praised in the past for the highest caliber of customer service, which will be continued this year.

Collaborating with Local and Federal Agencies

In addition to Pono Security, the event’s security is bolstered by the University of Oregon Campus Police, Eugene Police Department, and numerous other local and federal agencies. This collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive security strategy, addressing potential risks and ensuring a safe environment for all participants and attendees.

The History of the US Olympic Trials and Hayward Field

The US Olympic Trials have a rich history, serving as the gateway for athletes to compete on the world’s biggest stage. Hayward Field, located at the University of Oregon, is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and has been the site of many historic moments in track and field. The venue’s deep connection to the sport makes it an ideal location for the Olympic Trials, inspiring athletes to achieve their best. So, Hayward was the logical choice for this event.

Notable Athletes to Watch

This year’s US Olympic Trials will feature some of the country’s most talented athletes. For instance, notable names include sprinters Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson, hurdler Sydney McLaughlin, and distance runner Galen Rupp. These athletes have already made significant marks in their respective events and expect to deliver outstanding performances as they vie for Olympic berths.

Benefits of Comprehensive Security Measures

Implementing comprehensive security measures for such a significant event offers numerous benefits:

  • Reduced Risk: Effective security measures minimize the risk of incidents, ensuring the safety of athletes and spectators.
  • Enhanced Trust: A secure environment fosters trust among participants and attendees, enhancing the event’s reputation.
  • Operational Continuity: Well-planned security ensures that the event runs smoothly, without disruptions.

Best Practices for Event Security

Effective US Olympic Trials security begins with thorough risk assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities, followed by the development of tailored security strategies that address the specific needs and risks associated with large-scale sporting events. Moreover, collaboration with local law enforcement and other agencies is crucial for ensuring a coordinated security approach. Implementing advanced security measures, including the latest technology and practices, protects against both physical and cyber threats. Additionally, regular training and drills for security personnel are essential to maintain preparedness for any situation, ensuring they can respond swiftly and effectively to incidents. Furthermore, incorporating Evolv access control systems, fielded by Ingressotek, enhances the overall security framework, providing efficient and reliable entry management.


Pono Security’s comprehensive solutions are vital for the successful execution of the US Olympic Trials. Their commitment to excellence and collaboration with local and federal agencies ensures a secure and enjoyable experience for all. Learn more how Pono Security makes security great, and explore our support for the Olympic Trials and World Athletics Championships. Finally, we wish every qualifying athlete the best as they head to the Olympics in Paris, France this year!


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