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New U.S. Olympic Committee Director Considers Leaving Job, Report Says

January 20, 1988|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The new executive director of the United States Olympic Committee was said to be considering leaving his post after only two weeks in the position, according to a published report.

The Washington Post reported in today's editions that Harvey Schiller may be attempting to return to his former job as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.

Schiller is said to have contacted presidents of SEC universities during the past week inquiring about the possibility of his returning to his former job, according to the newspaper's sources.

"He's calling all the presidents in the league and wanting his job back," a Post source was quoted as saying.

Schiller served as SEC commissioner for 15 years.

Schiller, 48, was named to replace Gen. George Miller as executive director of the USOC on Oct. 24. He officially took over the job on Jan. 4, and the Post said he will make a decision whether to remain with the Olympic committee within the next 24 hours.

Schiller was scheduled to travel from New York to Geneva, Switzerland, today to meet with USOC President Robert Helmick, but the newspaper said the trip had been canceled while a decision was considered.

USOC officials could not be reached for comment by the newspaper.

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