January 9, 2007 |
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.
November 9, 2006 |
All dressed up and nowhere to go? For the moment, at least. Delegations from three prospective Olympic bid cities -- Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco -- spent Wednesday in a hotel conference room in Costa Mesa, learning the ins and outs of the selection process from U.S. Olympic Committee officials. Chairman Peter Ueberroth sounded a note of caution even though there is expected to be a U.S. bid for the 2016 Games.Ueberroth confirmed that the decision will be made by the end of this year.
July 27, 2006 |
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.
May 27, 2006 |
Remember Peter Ueberroth, the man who pulled the Olympic movement up by its bootstraps in 1984 by organizing a Los Angeles Olympics that had us all beaming like members of the chamber of commerce? Well, he is back in the middle of the Olympic movement, still pulling on bootstraps. Ueberroth, 68 now, is chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee and is in the catbird seat for much of the decision-making that could set the course for the Games of 2016.
May 19, 2006 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee, gauging whether to launch a bid for the 2016 Summer Games, paid a visit Thursday to Los Angeles City Hall, chairman Peter Ueberroth touting Los Angeles as "exciting" but cautioning that, as with all potential Olympic candidates, it needs to address "deficiencies." Later, the USOC made a similar stop at San Francisco City Hall. The USOC's whirlwind visits Thursday wrapped up a swing through five U.S.
May 4, 2006 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Wednesday it intends to visit five cities, including Los Angeles, as it gauges whether to launch a bid for the 2016 Games. Houston is due for a visit on May 8; Philadelphia on May 9; Chicago on May 10, and L.A. and San Francisco on May 18. New York, the failed U.S. bid for the 2012 Games, which the International Olympic Committee awarded last year to London, is not on the list. It is out of the running for 2016. The IOC is due to pick the 2016 site in 2009.
October 11, 2005 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee is cautiously considering whether to bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, USOC Chairman Peter Ueberroth said Monday. A U.S. bid would be submitted only if the USOC were convinced that the bid had unqualified local, state, national and corporate support, Ueberroth said during a news conference at the 2006 U.S. Olympic team media summit. After initially saying that the USOC, which would pick a U.S.
February 16, 2005 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced approval of a 2005 budget that calls for $116.7 million in spending, 84% of it on programs supporting U.S. athletes or the sports federations that prepare athletes for the Olympic Games and Paralympics. That exceeds the $92.8 million in revenue the USOC expects, but in a non-Olympic year, it is not uncommon for USOC spending to exceed income. The difference typically is made up in Olympic years, with revenue buoyed by television rights fees.
December 2, 2004 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee, buffeted in recent years by scandal but buoyed by a record combined medal haul at the 2002 and 2004 Olympics, projects revenue over the next four years of more than $575 million, up nearly $100 million from the current four-year plan, officials said Wednesday. The nearly 20% increase, up from $487 million, was fixed with an eye on the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, when China is widely expected to challenge American dominance in the medal count.
June 15, 2004 |
Twenty years after directing the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games, Peter Ueberroth was named chairman Monday of the U.S. Olympic Committee as the organization seeks to erase the taint of several scandals while preparing teams for this summer's Athens Games. Ueberroth, 66, will head an 11-member volunteer board of directors that includes the president emeritus of Princeton, the chief executives of two major corporations, sports officials and former Olympic athletes.