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.
June 14, 2004 |
Peter Ueberroth, the entrepreneur who headed the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, is expected to be named chairman of a newly reconstituted U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors, sources said Sunday. The USOC has scheduled a news conference for today at its Colorado Springs, Colo., headquarters.
June 2, 2004 |
With a top U.S. sprinter barred from this summer's Athens Games -- and the potential for additional doping cases to follow -- national track and field officials have asked for advice should suspended athletes sue to get onto the Olympic team. In a May 26 letter obtained by The Times, USA Track & Field asked the U.S. Olympic Committee for help regarding a number of legal scenarios.
February 28, 2004 |
U.S. sprinter Jerome Young has filed a lawsuit against USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee after their separate confirmations that he was the athlete who tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in 1999 but was allowed to compete at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. According to court records unsealed Friday, the suit was filed Feb. 4 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and asks for unspecified damages.
February 22, 2004 |
Confronted with a formal complaint filed with the U.S. Olympic Committee and informed that it had exceeded its authority, USA Boxing reversed itself for the fourth time in a week, ruling that the 152-pound division of the U.S. boxing trials would go forward with the four survivors. Not here, where the rest of the trials concluded Saturday night at the Tunica Arena and Exposition Center, but at the Olympic box-offs in Cleveland next week. The box-offs, which will determine the 2004 U.S.
January 30, 2004 |
The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday gave USA Track & Field a Feb. 24 deadline to open its files in the case of sprinter Jerome Young, who tested positive for a banned steroid in 1999 but was cleared to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
January 27, 2004 |
In crisis, it is said, there is opportunity. A year ago, the U.S. Olympic Committee was reeling from such turmoil that one U.S. senator said, "Scandal seems to follow the [USOC] like dogs follow a meat wagon." Another decried an "Olympic-sized food fight" and the "whole sordid mess." Heading into a meeting today of the USOC's policymaking executive committee in Chicago, the USOC says U.S.