May 15, 1999
The story that appeared on May 6 regarding the marketing of the World Taekwondo Federation equipment did not include the following facts, which entirely alter the thrust of the article: 1. Century Martial Art Supply, correctly identified as a company without rights to market WTF equipment, negotiated with our federation for those rights but ultimately refused to pay the same price that eight sanctioned competitors, worldwide, agreed to pay. ...
October 28, 2001 |
Last week, Lloyd Ward was selected chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee. This weekend, he got a taste of what the USOC traditionally has too often been all about. Petty, personality-driven politics. At Ward's first meeting of the USOC's policy-making Executive Committee, the arguing literally went on for hours over how to assign weighted percentages to an internal voting system. "Silly," one insider said after emerging. "A travesty," another said.
May 25, 2002 |
Sandra Baldwin resigned Friday as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, a day after admitting to discrepancies in her USOC biography, including the listing of a doctorate in American literature that she does not possess. Baldwin, 62, of Mesa, Ariz., the first female president in USOC history, tendered her resignation following a lengthy conference call involving the USOC's policy-making executive committee. The call settled nothing.
August 2, 2001 |
One of Southern California's oldest industries will vanish this fall when tuna giant Chicken of the Sea International closes its San Pedro cannery. It is not only the last tuna cannery in the harbor, it is the last full-scale tuna canning plant in the U.S. Chicken of the Sea officials said Wednesday they will close the San Pedro plant and lay off its 250 workers because the cost of doing business in California is too high and the tuna catch too small. The country's No.
October 20, 2002 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee will debate chief executive officer Lloyd Ward's membership in Augusta National Golf Club at the Nov. 1 meeting of its executive committee, officials said Saturday, raising the prospect that Ward may face the choice of keeping his job or his golf membership. Ward, who took over as the USOC's CEO about a year ago, has publicly declared twice -- once in April, again a couple of weeks ago -- that he hopes to work for change from within Augusta National.
March 2, 2003 |
Lloyd Ward, the center of the storm of controversy that has enveloped the U.S. Olympic Committee for the past two months, resigned Saturday as chief executive. Ward, a former Maytag CEO hired only 16 months ago, had for months been a focus of increasingly critical attention. It intensified Dec. 30, with the disclosure that he was under investigation for ethical misconduct. He proclaimed then he intended to keep his job.