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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘USOC’

Warrior Games in the Springs

Warrior Games in the Springs

Colorado Springs, May 9--------The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the Department of Defense, presenting sponsor Deloitte, and the United Service Organizations (USO) are bringing the Warrior Games again to Colorado Springs next Monday. The competition, which is a joint effort between the USOC and the Department of Defense, will take place May 16-21, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient, has been selected as the ... Full Story

Mike Moran — The USOC Finds Its Way Home Again

Mike Moran — The USOC Finds Its Way Home Again

By Mike Moran The release this week of the USOC‘s Independent Advisory Committee on Governance (The Tagliabue Commission), delivered a cogent moment for me and others long connected to the Olympic movement, and a familiar refrain at the same time……….how striking it is that it would be two notable professional sports figures who would, almost two decades apart, craft a report that would alter the direction and mission of the organization…………..first, George Steinbrenner in 1989 ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point —1994 Lillehamer

1994 Lillehamer "Skategate" Set Olympic Viewing Records By: Mike Moran “The Tabloid-Fueled Lillehammer Games” is a line included in an e-mail blast each day from NBC Sports that details the superb TV audience viewing numbers being racked up across the land by these compelling Games in Vancouver and the stunning performance of America’s athletes…………the reference is used regarding the viewership tally during the splendid 1994 Games in Norway marred forever by the malignant ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point — No American Athlete Left

Vancouver Vantage Point February 27, 2010 #16 No American Athlete Left Behind     By Mike Moran   A critical column this week in one of our leading sports magazines praised American athletes for their astonishing performance in Vancouver, despite being “deserted” by the United States Olympic Committee for the last two years………. the theory is that the turmoil at the USOC at the top, its ouster of popular Olympian Jim Scheer as CEO last year, and continued ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #15

Mike Moran’s Vancouver Vantage Point #15 Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth February 25, 2010 It’s unfortunate that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t want to book a suite just yet at the toney Grand Hotel Polyana in Sochi, Russia, between February 7-23, 2014………..right now, he could get a rate of $382(US) per night if he acted quickly………….. the Black Sea resort hotel was built just three years ago by Gazprom, has great security and is separated from ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #13 — The Boss

The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine By Mike Moran February 23, 2010 #13 The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine The U. S. Olympic Team, now delivering its third straight solid Winter Games performance, might not know it, but the foundation for its success was created two decades ago by the storied baseball owner George Steinbrenner……….. it was on February 19, 1989 in Portland, Oregon, that The Boss delivered a 21-page report of the Olympic Overview Commission that forever ... Full Story

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