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Olympic style question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dargan, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Olympic Trials or Olympic trials?

    Can't find the answer in my AP Stylebook.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Most major media organizations have it lowercase throughout.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    From the frequently asked questions portion of the AP online stylebook:

    Q: I find no AP reference for capitalization regarding "trials" as used with Olympic qualifying events. Olympic Marathon Trials? Olympic marathon trials? The trials? The Trials? Thanks for your help!

    A: Olympic trials (lowercase "t") in generic usage. Capitalize as part of an official name, such as the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If they maintain a FAQ for stuff that's not in the book, shouldn't it, you know, be in the book?
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Well played.
  6. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Agreed. Thanks for the help, y'all.
  7. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Considering the AP often doesn't follow its own style, should we be surprised? :)
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