Synchronized swimmer Tammy Crow, the driver in a Northern California car crash last year that killed two people, is all but assured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in Athens, officials announced Friday.
In an extensive review, the USOC's policy-making executive committee said it found no legal or ethical reason to keep Crow off the team. It considered the case in conference calls on Tuesday and Thursday.
"It is a relief," Crow said Friday. "I know it's a huge responsibility and I'm excited to show ... this country that I'm the right person for the job."
Crow, 27, who for years has trained in Santa Clara, was sentenced Jan. 23 to 90 days in the Tuolumne County jail after pleading no contest to two counts of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. She was the driver in a Feb. 16, 2003, crash near Yosemite National Park that killed her longtime boyfriend, Cody Tatro, 26, of Walnut Creek, Calif., and 12-year-old Brett Slinger of Danville, Calif.