April 30, 1988 |
The United States Olympic Committee's executive board voted Friday for Atlanta over Minneapolis-St. Paul as the country's bid city for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The USOC would not reveal the count of the secret balloting, but reliable sources who were present for the vote at the Washington Hilton Hotel said it was 65-42 in favor of Atlanta. "The work just starts now," Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said.
September 18, 1989 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee's 21-member administrative committee has recommended suspension of any athlete who competes in South Africa from further competition in any sport over which the USOC has control. The proposal will be placed before the USOC executive board, which is expected to endorse the stronger sanctions at its Oct. 20-22 meeting. The committee's unanimous recommendation for strong sanctions to discourage athletes from competing in South Africa came at a meeting here this weekend.
April 8, 1989 |
The eight-month suspension of the Soviet Union's only approved analytical laboratory is not likely to jeopardize the proposed drug-testing agreement between the United States and Soviet Olympic committees, according to Baaron Pittenger, executive director of the USOC.
November 13, 1994 |
Officials are losing the war against performance-enhancing drugs, former U.S. Olympic Committee executive director Baaron Pittenger said after revealing in an interview that six athletes in five sports tested positive during last summer's Goodwill Games. "My feeling is that these results are indicative of what is still going on," said Pittenger, an administrator of the joint U.S.-Russian doping control effort that tested 300 athletes during the 16-day competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.
October 7, 1987
Harry Usher, who was executive vice president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, and Harvey Schiller, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, are among four finalists for the United States Olympic Committee's executive director position, a source close to the USOC said Tuesday. The source said one of the other candidates is Joe Bailey, an executive with the Dallas Cowboys. The name of the fourth finalist was unavailable.
February 8, 1993 |
In making no decision on Sunday, the NHL's Board of Governors might have furthered the concept of having professional hockey players in the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway. There have been other opportunities for the governors to vote on the proposal, but each time it was postponed. Baaron Pittenger, executive director of USA Hockey, came to Montreal believing the concept wouldn't get the necessary two-thirds majority from the governors.
September 11, 1988 |
Baaron Pittenger, secretary general of the United States Olympic Committee, said Saturday the urine samples that apparently revealed the use of a banned substance by swimmer Angel Myers may be sent to another laboratory for confirmation. But Pittenger said he believes the initial test, conducted by Dr. Don Catlin at the UCLA analytical laboratory, was accurate. Myers qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in five events during the U.S. trials last month at Austin, Tex.
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July 19, 1986 |
Executives of the national organizations of several youth service agencies--including the YMCA, Girls Clubs of America, Camp Fire Inc. and 4-H--said in Los Angeles Friday that the soaring cost of liability insurance is driving some of them to consider self-insurance or to cancel some of their more risky youth activities. The cost of liability insurance to the nation's YMCAs has gone from $5 million a year in 1983 to an "outrageously expensive" $27 million a year, Solon B.
October 25, 1987 |
Dr. Harvey Schiller, Southeastern Conference commissioner, was elected executive director of the United States Olympic Committee Saturday without dissent by an 85-member executive board. Schiller, 48, will assume the $150,000-a-year position on Jan. 1. His contract expires in February 1989, but USOC President Robert Helmick said he is virtually certain it will be extended through 1992.
September 19, 1991 |
Wednesday's announcement that U.S. Olympic Committee President Robert H. Helmick will resign was greeted with sadness, disappointment and a sense of relief by some leaders of America's Olympic sports organizations. A handful of national governing body executive directors called Helmick an important figure in the growth of the U.S. Olympic movement.