US Olympic Committee (USOC)
- Homepage: http://www.usoc.org/
January 2002: "The USOC is the custodian of the U.S. Olympic Movement and is the moving force for the support of sports in the United States that are on the programs of the Olympic and/or Pan American Games. The USOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole agency in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the United States teams in the Olympic and Pan American Games." http://www.usoc.org/
June 2008: "Kendall Bailey is a rare case of a mentally disabled athlete who also has the physical disabilities to qualify him for the Paralympics. But in April, amid confusion about how disabled athletes are classified both before and during the Games, officials who oversee the American team on behalf of the United States Olympic Committee formally asked that Bailey be ruled ineligible."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/18/sports/othersports/18swimmer.html
May 2007: Of course, high-profile resume padding is nothing new. In 2002 Bausch & Lomb's chief executive, Ronald Zarella, was found to have lied about having a master's degree in business administration from NYU. Kenneth Lonchar, finance chief of Veritas Software, resigned in 2002 after the company learned he misstated his educational credentials, including falsely claiming to hold an MBA from Stanford. Sandra Baldwin, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, left office in 2002 after admitting she lied about having a Ph.D. in English (she never actually completed her dissertation). And the list goes on.http://www.smartmoney.com/theproshop/index.cfm?story=20070503
January 2002: He is appealing, but whatever the outcome, Jovanovic's case illuminates the contradictory and, to some critics, hypocritical messages American Olympic officials send their athletes. While leaders of the United States Anti-Doping Agency have bluntly told the athletes, ''Do not take a vitamin and put it in your mouth, period,'' some critics believe the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee have undermined that message by granting sponsorships to companies that market supplements.http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/30/olympics/30OLYM.html
August 2006: Meanwhile, organizers of a major track meet scheduled for Sept. 3 in Berlin said they would deny entry to any athletes coached by Graham. And the United States Olympic Committee, with its president Peter Ueberroth assuming the point, took the unprecedented step of banning Graham from all its training centers and sites throughout the country “based on the unusual number of athletes he has coached who have been convicted of doping offenses.”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14292312/
Role Name Type Last Updated Financial Supporter of (past or present) Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Organization Sep 18, 2006 Member of (past or present) International Olympic Committee (IOC) Organization Aug 14, 2006 Member (past or present) USA Baseball Organization Aug 31, 2007 Cooperation (past or present) USA Gymnastics Organization Jun 1, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Sandra Baldwin Person May 24, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Peter Victor Ueberroth Person Aug 14, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Lloyd Ward Person Sep 18, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 18, 2008 A Disabled Swimmer’s Dream, a Mother’s Fight
QUOTE: Mrs. Shaw has been left with questions similar to those of other parents who fight bureaucracies they think are interfering with their disabled children’s rights and dreams. Was U.S. Paralympics really trying to protect Kendall when it formally requested that he be rendered ineligible for the Beijing Games? Or did team officials file the appeal simply not wanting the distraction of handling a 6-foot-6-inch 19-year-old with an elementary-school mind and a nursery-school temperament?
New York Times May 15, 2007 Major Sports Team Up to Battle Drugs: Professional, Amateur Governing Bodies to Tap Federal Resources
QUOTE: The unprecedented collaboration is indicative of an emerging consensus among sports bodies that the use of performance-enhancing substances is a mounting health and legal concern that potentially threatens the multibillion-dollar professional sports industry in the United States.
Washington Post May 03, 2007 White Lies on Resumes Raise Red Flags for Employers
QUOTE: Although just 5% of workers admit to fibbing on their resumes, 57% of hiring managers say they've caught a lie on a candidate's application
Smart Money Aug 10, 2006 Doping: The Dark Before the Dawn
QUOTE: Only when the risks to the athletes, the coaches and the teams far outweigh the rewards of cheating will the system tilt back in favor of honest competition.
Newsweek Jan 02, 2006 Skeleton Coach Was Admonished in 2002
QUOTE: Sexual harassment complaints against Tim Nardiello...after he was hired in 2002, but the federation did not respond with a formal inquiry. Now Nardiello is suspended and being investigated for more recent accusations...
New York Times Feb 16, 2005 Are Bullies After Our Culture?
QUOTE: Should the Girl Scouts have to fork over a fee to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers every time its young members want to sing "Happy Birthday" to one another?
Wired Aug 24, 2004 Hamm Ruling Stands, but Ire at Judges Rises
QUOTE: The president of the International Gymnastics Federation said Monday that the results of the Olympic gymnastics all-around final would not change, leaving Paul Hamm of the United States with the sole gold medal.
New York Times Jun 23, 2004 Athletes' Silence Not a Quiet Matter: Rules at Arbitration Hearings May Change
QUOTE: U.S. hammer thrower John McEwen, who tested positive for the designer steroid THG last summer, refused to testify at his arbitration hearing in April. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency lawyers prosecuting the case argued that his silence should be held against him.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2002 Russian Man Arrested in a Plot to Fix Olympics Skating
QUOTE: A Russian accused of being in organized crime was arrested in Italy yesterday on an American complaint that he conspired to fix the pairs figure skating and ice dancing competitions at the recent Salt Lake Winter Olympics...
New York Times Jan 30, 2002 U.S. Athletes Must Guess on Supplements
QUOTE: contradictory and, to some critics, hypocritical messages American Olympic officials send their athletes. While leaders of the United States Anti-Doping Agency have bluntly told the athletes, ''Do not take a vitamin and put it in your mouth, period,'' some critics believe the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee have undermined that message by granting sponsorships to companies that market supplements.
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