January 17, 2003 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee's policy-making executive committee, in a conference call Thursday night, began the process for seeking a no-confidence vote in Marty Mankamyer, elected last August as its president. Illustrating the political infighting that has long marked USOC affairs, the executive committee has turned the focus on Mankamyer in the aftermath of Monday's decision to take no action against Chief Executive Lloyd Ward in an ethics-related controversy.
August 16, 2002 |
Marty Mankamyer, a 68-year-old grandmother of seven and self-described "soccer mom," was elected president of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday, a development that backers insisted would bode well for the USOC but others bemoaned as prime evidence of a systemic malaise plaguing the most important national Olympic committee in the world. Mankamyer, a real estate broker in Colorado Springs, Colo., was elected with a majority of ballots returned by the USOC's 123-member board of directors.
February 5, 2003 |
Marty Mankamyer, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, abruptly resigned Tuesday, saying there "seemed to be no possibility for peace" within the USOC "unless I stepped aside." Mankamyer, 69, elected USOC president last August, had fought off calls for her resignation for several weeks. Several high-ranking members of the USOC executive committee, including all five vice presidents, said they had lost confidence in her in the wake of an ethics-related inquiry into Chief Executive Lloyd Ward.
June 10, 1996 |
Bill Hybl of Colorado Springs, Colo., who served as interim president of the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1991-'92, has been selected by a nominating committee to become the organization's next president, sources told the Times. Other officer candidates to be recommended by the USOC-appointed nominating committee are Sandra Baldwin of Phoenix, Herman Frazier of Tempe, Ariz., and Paul George of Wellesley, Mass.
June 25, 2003 |
With the Athens Olympics a year away, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is pushing to have legislation reforming the scandal-plagued U.S. Olympic Committee signed into law by Congress' August recess. Lawmakers should quickly enact the sweeping reforms to restore the faith of athletes and the public in the USOC, McCain said Tuesday.
April 12, 2003 |
After months of saying he didn't want the position, Bill Martin agreed Friday night to serve as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee if he's elected. Martin, acting president since Marty Mankamyer resigned Feb. 4, had said he was too busy as athletic director at Michigan to take the job full time. He changed his mind Friday after several USOC members, including Vice President Paul George, voiced their support over the last week.