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February 12, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cleanup and confession were the dominant Olympic themes emanating from here Thursday as the Salt Lake Organizing Committee named a new president and an American member of the International Olympic Committee admitted giving a job to the son of an IOC member who resigned last month because of the bribery scandal.
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April 16, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
CHICAGO -- U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Peter Ueberroth said Tuesday he was certain that the U.S. would bring a drug-free team to the 2008 Olympics, which begin in Beijing on Aug. 8. "This will be a clean team," Ueberroth said during a question-and-answer session at the USOC media summit. But officials stopped short of a guarantee.
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October 12, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A search committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend that Harvey Schiller return as the U.S. Olympic Committee's executive director, confident that his second term will last longer than the 19 days of his first one in 1988. Although Schiller still must be approved by the USOC's executive board next week in a meeting at Denver, his appointment is considered a foregone conclusion. He resigned Wednesday as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.
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July 8, 2007 | Philip Hersh
The United States Olympic Committee has apologized to the people of Brazil and, specifically, Rio de Janeiro, for an incident at the Pan American Games, which open Friday. The incident involved the message "Welcome to the Congo!" written in red ink on a whiteboard at the USOC office in the main media center. A photo of the message, with USOC staffer Kevin Neuendorf standing in front of it, appeared Saturday in a Brazilian newspaper.
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April 25, 1990
C. Robert Paul Jr., who has worked for the United States Olympic Committee in a variety of positions since 1967, will retire July 1, Executive Director Harvey Schiller said.
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April 30, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The United States Olympic Committee's executive board voted Friday for Atlanta over Minneapolis-St. Paul as the country's bid city for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The USOC would not reveal the count of the secret balloting, but reliable sources who were present for the vote at the Washington Hilton Hotel said it was 65-42 in favor of Atlanta. "The work just starts now," Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said.
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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 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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April 16, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles' Olympic future was sidelined Saturday when the U.S. Olympic Committee selected Chicago to advance to the international phase in the race to play host to the 2016 Summer Games. But will that future be short term or long term? It all hinges on a decision in October 2009 in Copenhagen when the International Olympic Committee considers Chicago and a field that could include Rome, Madrid, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Prague.
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April 14, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
At the 11th hour, it all comes down to one hour. The long-and-winding campaign between Chicago and Los Angeles for the U.S. bid city for the 2016 Summer Games will be decided here today by the 11-member U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors following presentations by the finalists and question-and-answer sessions. Chicago is up first, and Los Angeles is second. The presentation portion for each group is scheduled to last 40 minutes with 20 minutes allowed for questions from the panel.
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March 8, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Olympic Committee team evaluating the competing bids for the 2016 Summer Games ended its two-day visit here Wednesday with a request for financial guarantees, raising questions about the feasibility of this city's plan, specifically the temporary $366-million Olympic Stadium in Washington Park.
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March 8, 2007 | Helene Elliott
While members of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid committee fretted over how they will guarantee the millions of dollars they need to build their dream, their Los Angeles counterparts partied the night away at Paul Allen's Beverly Hills mansion. Guests ate canapes and watched a seven-minute film produced by musician Dave Stewart, an effort designed to engage the young audience that Olympic officials and advertisers covet. A U.S.
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March 2, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The political chess game, Olympic style, continued in Los Angeles and Chicago on Thursday -- in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Los Angeles and Chicago are the finalists to become the U.S. bid city for the Summer Games in 2016, and an evaluation team from the U.S. Olympic Committee was in Los Angeles, meeting with officials from the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games at UCLA.
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January 10, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Olympic tried and tested versus the rookie. West Coast versus the Midwest. A venerable Olympic stadium versus a field of dreams. The tag team of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa versus Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. OK, so the contest between Los Angeles and Chicago to become the U.S. bid city for the 2016 Summer Games probably won't come down to sheer political star power.
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January 9, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
The U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to announce today it will submit a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The candidates are Chicago and Los Angeles. After an evaluation process that lasted more than six months, the USOC was to announce today whether it would enter a candidate in a field likely to include Tokyo, Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Doha, Qatar. While a decision to proceed long has been considered inevitable, USOC officials will not have made it lightly. They wanted to make sure any U.S.
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July 27, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago stayed in the race as the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday trimmed its list of candidate cities for the 2016 Summer Games, eliminating Philadelphia and Houston. The action moves the USOC closer to a formal entry into the 2016 contest. If the USOC jumps in, one of the three cities would be picked next spring as the sole U.S. candidate. The International Olympic Committee will choose the 2016 site in 2009.
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