March 14, 1999 |
In his best-selling book last year, "The Death of Outrage," former drug czar William J. Bennett vented about the lack of public outcry over the behavior in the oval office of one William J. Clinton. Well, I've got good news for outrage fans such as Bennett. The International Olympic Committee is doing its best to revive it.
April 19, 1999 |
In the first breach of sponsor solidarity tied to the Olympic corruption scandal, Johnson & Johnson has pulled back from a $30-million deal to help underwrite the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based health-care giant, a longtime supporter of the U.S. Olympic team, said it backed away primarily because of internal disagreements about how to unite the company's many brands under a single sponsorship for the Olympics.
January 14, 1999 |
Robert Helmick, the former U.S. Olympic Committee president who resigned from the International Olympic Committee in 1991, said he spoke out about corruption within the IOC six years ago, only to have his allegations dismissed. "I'm certainly not surprised by the type of activities that are going on in Salt Lake City, because they've been going on for years," Helmick said in a phone interview Wednesday.