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October 11, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With enthusiasm and the economy both lagging, LeRoy Walker, expected to be elected today as the U.S. Olympic Committee's president, said Saturday that he might appoint a task force to explore whether the organization wants to proceed with its commitment to participate in a training center near San Diego. Walker, the USOC's treasurer since 1989, said at a news conference during the USOC Congress that he would encourage the task force to complete its work within six months.
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October 11, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With enthusiasm and the economy both lagging, LeRoy Walker, expected to be elected today as the U.S. Olympic Committee's president, said Saturday that he might appoint a task force to explore whether the organization wants to proceed with its commitment to participate in a training center near San Diego. Walker, the USOC's treasurer since 1989, said at a news conference during the USOC Congress that he would encourage the task force to complete its work within six months.
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May 11, 1990 | JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olympic silver medalist Jeanne Collier Sitzberger chipped a tooth diving in a shallow pool during training. "To practice diving during the winter, we would have to drive overnight from Southern California to a pool in Arizona," said the 1964 Olympian. Bill Toomey, a 29-year old high school teacher when he won his 1968 gold medal in the decathlon, trained for track and field events without proper facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1990
A legislative budget committee's recommendation to tap the state's general fund for a $15-million loan to the proposed Olympic training center in Chula Vista appears to endanger the financing scheme. In light of the state's $3.6-billion budget deficit, the money for the 150-acre sports complex would have to be considered a low priority.
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June 19, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A legislative budget conference committee Thursday voted to hold off giving the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation a $5-million loan next year to help build a year-round Olympic training center in Chula Vista. The $5 million was to be the last installment of a $15-million state loan to the nonprofit foundation, which plans to build a state-of-the-art, $60-million complex to house and train Olympic athletes near the Eastlake development, on the western shore of the Otay Mesa reservoir.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1990
A new state license plate, designed as a fund-raising tool for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego, can now be purchased at any Department of Motor Vehicles location, officials announced Thursday. The red, white and blue commemorative plates will bear the logo of the training center, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1989
The San Diego National Sports Training Foundation received the first of three cash installments Thursday, leading up to a $3-million gift toward funding a U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. The EastLake Development Co., which is building a 3,200-acre "master-planned" community in the Lower Otay Reservoir area, where the center will be located, presented a check for $536,000 to the foundation. EastLake officials said the balance of the gift will be paid out over five years. Richard M.
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June 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bill Toomey has taken on another challenge. "This is not a job, it's a mission," said Toomey, who on Tuesday was named president and executive director of the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis. "I'm the happiest guy in St. Louis, if not America." Toomey, 52, is scheduled to assume his duties June 24, said Harry Morley, chairman of the sports committee of the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Assn.
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