April 27, 1989
Leaders of the International Olympic Committee voted to allow pro tennis players to continue in the Games, a reinforcement after pro eligibility was granted on an experimental basis in 1988. Also in the meeting at Barcelona, Spain, Primo Nebiolo, who is being investigated in an Italian business scandal, failed to win reelection as president of the group of summer Olympic sports organizations, even though he was unopposed. Delegates to the annual meeting of the Assn. of Summer Olympic International Federations, concerned with Nebiolo's tarnished image, voted to postpone the election until a meeting in October.
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.
January 8, 1989
Primo Nebiolo resigned Saturday as chairman of Italy's track federation after a series of scandals and subsequent criticism of his leadership. Federation spokesman Augusto Frasca said the resignation was expected and would take effect Feb. 8. Nebiolo, 64, is also president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, track and field's world governing body. His resignation had no immediate effect on that position.
August 2, 1995 |
Primo Nebiolo will be elected without opposition today or Thursday to a fourth term as the international track and field federation's president, one of sport's most powerful positions. But he has been no match for the Swedish media, which have battered him to the extent that he is threatening to return home to Italy even before the World Championships begin Friday.