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December 1, 1991 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean-Claude Killy, looking slight for a legend, sits behind his desk in the office of the organizing committee for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. He wears a blue dress shirt by Polo and a tie. His brow is furrowed, in Gallic resignation. He makes jokes at his own expense. The effect is anything but Olympian for the co-chairman, who has a detail or two left to attend.
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March 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee just weeks after finishing his work as the chief coordinator for the Sochi Games. In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago. "Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
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September 27, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
  Tennis legend Martina Navratilova took to Twitter on Friday morning to express her "disappointment" with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission. "The latest statements from the IOC and Jean Claude Killy are an extreme disappointment to our gay athletes. Shame on them…" Killy spoke at a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday after the commission's latest visit to assess the preparations for the Winter Games, which are in February.
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March 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Alpine skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee just weeks after finishing his work as the chief coordinator for the Sochi Games. In a statement released by the IOC on Friday, officials the 70-year-old Killy had informed them of his plans some months ago. "Jean-Claude was a great ambassador of the Olympic ideals and I thank him for his many years of excellent service to the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
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February 11, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY, From Staff and Wire Reports
Former skier Jean-Claude Killy, who organized the Games here, told CBS that he would never do it again. "The first time around was a privilege," he said. "The second time around would be a suicide."
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February 8, 1991 | Agence France-Presse
Organizers of the 1992 Winter Olympics, which open here a year from today, have taken out insurance with Lloyds of London against the U.S. team pulling out because of the Gulf War. CBS' $243-million deal with Albertville will be cut substantially if the Americans do not compete, either because of fears of terrorist attacks or because the war is prolonged. Jean-Claude Killy, co-chairman of the organizing committee, revealed they had taken out coverage.
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February 24, 2002 | Alan Abrahamson
In 1968, at the Winter Games in Grenoble, France, after the host nation's Jean-Claude Killy had already won two gold medals in skiing, he went for a third in the slalom. The race was held in fog, mist and shadows. The sun shone through only once--during Killy's first run, which was good enough to put him in first place. That's where he ended up, winning his third gold medal. And that's the kind of life he has had.
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February 9, 2010 | By Philip Hersh
The year before the 1968 Winter Olympics, skier Jean-Claude Killy was virtually unbeatable, winning 12 of 17 World Cup races and turning into the athlete upon whom the host country's hopes rested at Grenoble, France. "In everybody's mind, I was supposed to win a lot," Killy said Tuesday. When he reached the starting gate for his first race in Grenoble, only 130 miles from his home in Val d'Isere, Killy dealt with that pressure in an unusual way. "I decided to think the Olympics were being put on for me and me alone," Killy said.
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February 24, 2002 | Alan Abrahamson
In 1968, at the Winter Games in Grenoble, France, after the host nation's Jean-Claude Killy had already won two gold medals in skiing, he went for a third in the slalom. The race was held in fog, mist and shadows. The sun shone through only once--during Killy's first run, which was good enough to put him in first place. That's where he ended up, winning his third gold medal. And that's the kind of life he has had.
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February 24, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The XVI Winter Olympics closed Sunday night with a much-deserved celebration as concerns that the efforts of France's Savoy region would be sabotaged by an avalanche of logistic problems, and perhaps snow, proved unfounded. "These are Games which ran perfectly--impeccable Games," said International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch of Spain through spokeswoman Michelle Verdier.
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February 11, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY, From Staff and Wire Reports
Former skier Jean-Claude Killy, who organized the Games here, told CBS that he would never do it again. "The first time around was a privilege," he said. "The second time around would be a suicide."
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February 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an action at least theoretically designed to add flexibility to the selection process, the International Olympic Committee voted Wednesday in La Lechere, France, to allow its president to choose two at-large members at his discretion without regard to country. Previously, no country was allowed more than two representatives in the 93-member IOC. "We knew we had to find some way around our procedures," said Richard Pound, a former IOC vice president from Canada.
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January 19, 1992 | From Associated Press
He is one of the most glamorous skiers of all time, a French national hero named to the Legion of Honor. Jean-Claude Killy is probably the only French athlete many people in the world can name -- 24 years after he won his last big race. And that fame, along with years of hard work, played a big part in bringing the 1992 Winter Olympic Games to France.
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March 1, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Even before the torch was lit for the 15th Olympic Winter Games here, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch made a subtle political move designed to improve the chances for success of the 16th Winter Games four years from now in Albertville, France. Subtle political moves are his forte, no doubt refined during his years as Spain's ambassador to the Soviet Union. He persuaded IOC members to award the prestigious Olympic Order to Jean-Claude Killy.
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February 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an action at least theoretically designed to add flexibility to the selection process, the International Olympic Committee voted Wednesday in La Lechere, France, to allow its president to choose two at-large members at his discretion without regard to country. Previously, no country was allowed more than two representatives in the 93-member IOC. "We knew we had to find some way around our procedures," said Richard Pound, a former IOC vice president from Canada.
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December 1, 1991 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean-Claude Killy, looking slight for a legend, sits behind his desk in the office of the organizing committee for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. He wears a blue dress shirt by Polo and a tie. His brow is furrowed, in Gallic resignation. He makes jokes at his own expense. The effect is anything but Olympian for the co-chairman, who has a detail or two left to attend.
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February 8, 1991 | Agence France-Presse
Organizers of the 1992 Winter Olympics, which open here a year from today, have taken out insurance with Lloyds of London against the U.S. team pulling out because of the Gulf War. CBS' $243-million deal with Albertville will be cut substantially if the Americans do not compete, either because of fears of terrorist attacks or because the war is prolonged. Jean-Claude Killy, co-chairman of the organizing committee, revealed they had taken out coverage.
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