May 26, 2000 |
The U.S. Department of Justice, as expected, has notified the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Games that it will not be prosecuted for its corporate role in the worst corruption scandal in Olympic history, officials said Thursday. In a letter dated May 12 that was received Wednesday by the committee's Washington attorneys, the department said it has "no present intention" of seeking an indictment of the nonprofit corporation.
October 1, 2000
In the letters responding to the pulling of Nike's "Slasher" commercial, the word "hypocrisy" came up ["Nike 'Slasher' Commercial a Loser at the Olympics," Letters, Sept. 24]. Sure, the commercial can be seen as making light of violence toward women. Then again, it can be seen as empowering by showing how a woman can survive an actual attack. What was missed is the fact that the "Slasher" commercial was pulled, while Nike's "Gladiator" commercial still airs. I guess it's OK to depict violence against a man (specifically, a gladiator trying to decapitate, skewer and otherwise dismember a man on a skateboard)