CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1991 |
After winning 13 Olympic gold medals and setting 40 or so American and world records, the fate of the internationally famous Mission Viejo Nadadores swim club could be in jeopardy after the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Their major sponsor, the Mission Viejo Co., has confirmed that it will not support the team after Sept. 1, 1992, and is talking with city officials about selling four recreation centers in the city--including the Nadadores' aquatic complex.
June 19, 1997 |
With a glimmer of hope provided by the one-year stay of execution Cal State Northridge granted its men's soccer team, swimming Coach Barry Schreifels has devised a plan he hopes will save his program for a year. "We are like the cockroach you just can't kill," said Schreifels, whose men's team has been on the verge of elimination for several years. "If you are around for one year, who knows what might happen after that? My intent is to keep us alive and see what happens."
December 7, 1991 |
The Soviet Union's sports system was stunned Friday by the abolition of Gossport, the government agency that funded and controlled generations of champion athletes. The agency ceased operating by order of the State Council, the interim body that has been ruling the country since the failed August coup. "Without Gossport, Soviet sports will simply disintegrate," said Leonid Drachevsky, the agency's first deputy chairman.
July 6, 1993 |
The scoreboard was malfunctioning. It was just days before the Swim Meet of Champions--one of the Mission Viejo Nadadores' showcase events--and the most important piece of equipment, the timing clock, was on the blink. In the golden days, back when checkbook swimming was all the rage around the Marguerite International Swim Complex, the solution was simple. A phone call to Colorado Springs brought a specialist and, $1,500 later, the problem was solved.
November 17, 1990
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Friday that it has suspended its funding of the U.S. Bobsled Federation while it conducts a full-scale audit of alleged misuse of federation money. A three-member team of independent auditors will begin examining financial records next week at federation headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y. John Samuelson, the USOC's chief financial officer, said the audit is expected to take about two weeks. "This has never happened before," Samuelson said.