March 8, 1992 |
Primo Nebiolo, president of track and field's international governing body, received his long-sought appointment to the International Olympic Committee on Saturday at Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch made the announcement at a council meeting of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, which Nebiolo heads. "It is necessary to strengthen still further the existing close ties between the IAAF and the IOC," an IOC statement said.
August 31, 1990
Forward Charles Shackleford, who denied allegations that he shaved points at North Carolina State, was put on waivers by the New Jersey Nets and plans to play in Italy for $1 million a year.
August 15, 1990 |
Laker officials confirmed Tuesday that their No. 1 draft choice, 6-foot-11 Elden Campbell, is in Italy at the training camp of the Phonola Caserta team, but said they have been told it's only a fact-finding trip. "We knew in advance he was going over there," said Mitch Kupchak, Laker assistant general manager. "We have talked to his representatives. The understanding that we have is that it's just a trip to explore the opportunity.
June 27, 1990
Brian Shaw, the former UC Santa Barbara basketball star who was a first-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics in 1988 but who played for Italy's Il Messaggero last season, must return to the United States and honor the five-year contract he signed in January with the Celtics, a judge in Boston ruled Tuesday. Even so, General Manager Jan Volk said the Celtics can't go into today's NBA draft assuming that the point guard definitely will be on the team next season.
June 1, 1990 |
With a blessing and a papal plea for good sportsmanship, Italy laid aside years of chaotic preparations and civic bickering Thursday to shout jubilant welcome for the futuristic soccer stadium here that will be headquarters of the 1990 World Cup. Pope John Paul II, Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, cup officials and representatives from teams of two dozen competing countries, including the United States, joined 75,000 Romans in inaugurating the white steel-rimmed oval in Rome's northern suburbs.