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August 7, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent and hard-fought campaign that elected Belgium's Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee raises "troubling" questions about the IOC's commitment to reform, Canadian IOC member Dick Pound writes in a blunt, no-holds-barred letter to key sponsors. In the July 24 letter, obtained Monday by The Times, Pound writes that the election results show "almost complete disregard, even contempt" for the IOC's chief sponsors and broadcasters.
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August 4, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, The Times
Richard Pound, an International Olympic Committee executive board member from Canada, simply might have been talking horse sense when he said this week that he believes equestrian will be among four sports eliminated from the Summer Olympics before 2000. Pound said that equestrian is too expensive, claiming that it costs $10-$12 million a day to prepare a three-day event course. He also said that the sport does not provide a human challenge worthy of the Olympics.
SPORTS
July 8, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Juan Antonio Samaranch's marketing point man, Dick Pound of Canada built the Olympic movement into a billion-dollar financial juggernaut, making the rings perhaps the most recognizable symbol in the world. Along the way, Pound, a Montreal tax attorney, took on every other tough job the IOC and Samaranch could throw at him. In the last few years, for instance, he headed the IOC's internal investigation into the 1999 Salt Lake City corruption scandal.
SPORTS
August 7, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent and hard-fought campaign that elected Belgium's Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee raises "troubling" questions about the IOC's commitment to reform, Canadian IOC member Dick Pound writes in a blunt, no-holds-barred letter to key sponsors. In the July 24 letter, obtained Monday by The Times, Pound writes that the election results show "almost complete disregard, even contempt" for the IOC's chief sponsors and broadcasters.
SPORTS
July 8, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Juan Antonio Samaranch's marketing point man, Dick Pound of Canada built the Olympic movement into a billion-dollar financial juggernaut, making the rings perhaps the most recognizable symbol in the world. Along the way, Pound, a Montreal tax attorney, took on every other tough job the IOC and Samaranch could throw at him. In the last few years, for instance, he headed the IOC's internal investigation into the 1999 Salt Lake City corruption scandal.
SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choosing between America's New South and ancient Greece, the International Olympic Committee selected Atlanta over Athens today as the host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics. In a six-city campaign, Atlanta won on the fifth ballot, 51 to 35. Atlanta thus became only the third U.S. city chosen to organize a Summer Olympics. St. Louis was the host city in 1904, and Los Angeles had the Games in 1932 and '84.
NEWS
September 19, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atlanta staged the first upset of the 1996 Olympics on Tuesday, winning the right to host the games over sentimental favorite Athens and four other cities. The announcement here by the president of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch of Spain, triggered a massive celebration in Atlanta and recriminations by some bitter Athens representatives.
SPORTS
August 4, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, The Times
Richard Pound, an International Olympic Committee executive board member from Canada, simply might have been talking horse sense when he said this week that he believes equestrian will be among four sports eliminated from the Summer Olympics before 2000. Pound said that equestrian is too expensive, claiming that it costs $10-$12 million a day to prepare a three-day event course. He also said that the sport does not provide a human challenge worthy of the Olympics.
NEWS
July 18, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
The hundreds of street merchants licensed by the city of Atlanta to operate throughout the city, especially inside the Olympic Ring, are an eyesore to the International Olympic Committee. "There is a certain amount of clutter as you step outside," Richard Pound of Canada, chairman of the IOC Oversight Commission, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "In my view, that's unfortunate. If you have hundreds of street vendors, you destroy the look of the Games."
NEWS
September 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The International Olympic Committee suspended negotiations with the three major U.S. television networks today and gave them until Sept. 23 to submit higher bids for exclusive broadcasting rights to the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Canada's Richard Pound, chairman of the IOC's television negotiating committee, told a news conference at the end of two days of fruitless talks with the networks and the Seoul organizers that none of the bids submitted by the networks was acceptable "at this stage."
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