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April 16, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Robert Helmick, one of the most influential figures in U.S. Olympic history, an Iowa lawyer who aspired to the presidency of the International Olympic Committee but whose Olympic dreams ended abruptly when he was confronted in 1991 with conflict of interest charges, died Tuesday. He was 66. Helmick died of cardiac failure at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He had suffered a stroke last weekend. Helmick served as president of the U.S.
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April 16, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Robert Helmick, one of the most influential figures in U.S. Olympic history, an Iowa lawyer who aspired to the presidency of the International Olympic Committee but whose Olympic dreams ended abruptly when he was confronted in 1991 with conflict of interest charges, died Tuesday. He was 66. Helmick died of cardiac failure at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He had suffered a stroke last weekend. Helmick served as president of the U.S.
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August 26, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One hundred years after a French baron, Pierre de Coubertin, welcomed sports leaders from throughout the world to the Sorbonne for the first official session of the International Olympic Committee, their contemporary counterparts will gather in Paris to contemplate the modern Olympic movement's second century.
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January 14, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Helmick, the former U.S. Olympic Committee president who resigned from the International Olympic Committee in 1991, said he spoke out about corruption within the IOC six years ago, only to have his allegations dismissed. "I'm certainly not surprised by the type of activities that are going on in Salt Lake City, because they've been going on for years," Helmick said in a phone interview Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 24, 1987
The U.S. Olympic Committee has established a $5-million program to aid athletes as they prepare for the Olympics, the organization's president, Robert Helmick, announced in Durham, N.C.
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December 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Helmick, the former United States Olympic Committee president who resigned when his business practices were questioned, might be asked to resign from the International Olympic Committee, a senior member of the IOC told the New York Times. While USOC president, Helmick was paid more than $300,000 in retainers from companies with ties to the Olympic movement.
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February 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors passed legislation Saturday that will permit USOC President Robert Helmick to seek another four-year term. Helmick, who took office after the death of Jack Kelly in 1985, was elected to a four-year term in 1989. The new rule reads that "a person may not serve as president for more than two full terms successively."
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November 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The results of an investigation into the business dealings of former United States Olympic Committee President Robert Helmick were too complex for committee members to finish in one session at Dallas. A USOC spokesman said a report will be released today. Helmick, who served seven years as president, resigned Sept. 18 amid allegations he used the office to promote business for his Des Moines, Iowa, law firm. Helmick has denied any wrongdoing.
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September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Leading officials of United States Ski Assn. Tuesday called for the immediate resignation of Robert Helmick, U.S. Olympic Committee president, and Harvey Schiller, executive director, in an open letter to the USOC executive committee. Helmick, who is under scrutiny because of concern that some of his private business arrangements represent a conflict of interest, said Saturday that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires next year.
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September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Helmick is expected to resign as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, possibly as soon as Thursday, the Washington Post reported in today's editions. Helmick has come under scrutiny the past two weeks because of his business dealings with Olympic-related clients. He is attending the three-day meeting of the International Olympic Committee, which began Tuesday in Berlin, but is expected to return to the United States today.
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August 26, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One hundred years after a French baron, Pierre de Coubertin, welcomed sports leaders from throughout the world to the Sorbonne for the first official session of the International Olympic Committee, their contemporary counterparts will gather in Paris to contemplate the modern Olympic movement's second century.
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July 23, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one has filled the leadership vacuum left when Robert Helmick resigned his positions with the U.S. and International Olympic committees last year, leading to a decline in the United States' influence in the Olympic movement.
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December 5, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Robert Helmick's announcement that he has resigned as one of two U.S. representatives on the International Olympic Committee, the three-member panel appointed by the IOC two months ago to investigate conflict-of-interest charges against him disbanded Wednesday without disclosing its findings or its conclusions.
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December 4, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Helmick's free fall from the heights of the Olympic movement continued Tuesday, when the Des Moines, Iowa, lawyer and former president of the U.S. Olympic Committee resigned from the International Olympic Committee. Helmick, speaking by telephone from the site of an IOC executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, said he informed IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch of his decision Tuesday night.
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December 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Helmick, the former United States Olympic Committee president who resigned when his business practices were questioned, might be asked to resign from the International Olympic Committee, a senior member of the IOC told the New York Times. While USOC president, Helmick was paid more than $300,000 in retainers from companies with ties to the Olympic movement.
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November 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
As president of the United States Olympic Committee, Robert Helmick repeatedly violated rules regarding ethical conduct by Olympic officials, according to a report released Sunday. "The report concludes that Mr. Helmick's behavior, among other things, gave rise to conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest and engendered a general perception that Mr. Helmick was trafficking on his Olympic position to the benefit of private clients," said Arnold Burns, a former U.S.
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September 15, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Olympic Committee President Robert Helmick, under scrutiny because of concern that some of his private business arrangements represent a conflict of interest, said Saturday he will not seek re-election when his term expires next year. Helmick, a Des Moines, Iowa, lawyer who in his six years as president has become the most influential American in international sports since Avery Brundage, made the announcement to the USOC's Athletes' Advisory Council during a meeting at Indianapolis.
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November 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The results of an investigation into the business dealings of former United States Olympic Committee President Robert Helmick were too complex for committee members to finish in one session at Dallas. A USOC spokesman said a report will be released today. Helmick, who served seven years as president, resigned Sept. 18 amid allegations he used the office to promote business for his Des Moines, Iowa, law firm. Helmick has denied any wrongdoing.
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September 24, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving quickly to put the controversy of recent weeks behind them, members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's executive committee needed less than five hours at a hastily arranged meeting here Monday to nominate William J. Hybl of Colorado Springs to serve as interim president for the final 14 months of Robert Helmick's term. The speed with which they agreed upon a selection was no more surprising than the selection itself.
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