October 27, 1996 |
No longer needing to consolidate their efforts against now-defunct Eastern Bloc sports machines, U.S. Olympic Committee members turned on themselves this fall. They were so equally divided that the result of the first contested election for president in the USOC's 102-year history Saturday could have been altered by one voter. "It was like a shot at the buzzer," said Dick Schultz, the USOC's executive director, after the vote by the board of directors.
January 7, 1992 |
Former Secretary of State William P. Rogers, head of the U.S. Olympic Committee's new ethics oversight panel, said the group will focus on developing a more specific code of conduct rather than delving into recent tarnishing episodes. The Rogers committee was created by USOC President William J. Hybl after conflict-of-interest allegations led to the resignation of his predecessor, Robert Helmick, and the censuring of USOC Executive Director Harvey Schiller.
October 2, 1991 |
The recent resignation of Robert Helmick as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee has led to the ouster of New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner from Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympic committee. Lawyers for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games say Steinbrenner lost his seat as a USOC appointee to the local committee because room must be made for interim USOC President William J. Hybl.
February 14, 1992 |
American athletes will get a $2-million leg up on the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway, the United States Olympic Committee said Thursday at La Lechere, France. USOC President William J. Hybl said that the new program, labeled Team '94, will provide USOC money for elite-athlete programs in the seven Olympic winter sports.
January 29, 1992 |
Magic Johnson's appearance in the NBA All-Star game and the Summer Olympics has spurred varying opinions in the last 10 days, casting the onetime Laker great in a controversial light. For instance: --The Orlando Sentinel published a survey Jan. 19 in which 62% of its callers said they were against Johnson's playing in the All-Star game in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9. The call-in survey received 4,751 calls, the largest response for any sports issue, a Sentinel editor said.