New BMX director for US cycling

With BMX set to make its debut as a full-medal sport at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, USA Cycling has hired Doug Martin as the Director of BMX Programs.

A position created "to help clarify and communicate processes and guidelines by which BMX athletes and teams qualify for competition" according to the press release, Martin brings more than 14 years of professional team management experience, including work with GT Bicycles, Nirve Sports, as well as world championship and Olympic teams.

"In addition to an intimate knowledge of the BMX industry and community, Doug brings a tremendous amount of experience organizing and managing international programs and teams," said Director of Athletics Steve Johnson. "The addition of BMX to the Olympic Games is an incredible opportunity for both the sport of BMX racing and American cycling in general."

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