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May 27, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
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.
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May 19, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 4, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 6, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Three years ago, the U.S. Olympic Committee found itself wracked by an ethics-related scandal, prompting concern that sponsors might flee. Two years ago, Peter Ueberroth, who as head of the 1984 Los Angeles Games created the model of Olympic financing that is still in use today, returned to the Olympic movement, agreeing to take over as chairman of a USOC board that had been made over in the wake of the scandal. He promised the USOC would sharpen its financial bearings.
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February 6, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
One day before the International Olympic Committee voted on where to stage the 2012 Summer Games, IOC officials were locked in a backstage test of wills with the U.S. Olympic Committee over the sports movement's most precious resource: money. At issue last July in Singapore was how to split up hundreds of millions of dollars in sponsorship revenue over the seven years it takes to produce an Olympic Games.
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January 7, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
More than two dozen of America's beach volleyball players, including the 2000 men's and 2004 women's Olympic gold medalists, filed a complaint Friday, seeking the decertification of USA Volleyball, contending it has neglected the beach game in favor of indoor volleyball. The action was the most recent in a series of disputes involving the sports federations that produce most U.S. Olympic athletes. In the 40-page complaint filed with the U.S.
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October 11, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 27, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Key leaders of the organization that governs triathlon have moved to sever ties with the U.S. Olympic Committee, contending that the USOC is more interested in winning medals than in developing and promoting the sport at its grass roots. The treasurer of USA Triathlon, Jack Weiss, recently submitted a resolution calling for the federation to secede from the USOC.
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February 16, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson
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.
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December 2, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
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.
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