Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

The Seattle Times

Olympics


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Ron Judd's Olympics Insider

Blog Home | E-mail Ron | RSS feeds Subscribe | Twitter feed

January 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Comments (0)     E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Reports: Attorney Scott Blackmun to head USOC

Posted by Ron Judd


Former interim leader Scott Blackmun, a Colorado Springs attorney, will be named tomorrow as new CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Associated Press and Chicago Tribune reported this morning.

Blackmun, 52, served in a number of USOC positions between 1999 and 2002. He was acting CEO from February through November, 2000. He recently was named a finalist along with Chuck Wielgus, the head of USA Swimming.

Blackmun would replace Stephanie Streeter, a former member of the USOC board that unexpectedly ousted popular CEO Jim Scherr last year. The action launched what looked like a series of damaging USOC missteps, leading to the slam-dunk rejection of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid by the International Olympic Committee.

Larry Probst, chairman of the USOC board, has called a news conference for tomorrow morning in Colorado Springs.

More on this as it develops.

E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Comments
No comments have been posted to this article.

Recent entries

Mar 30, 10 - 8:42 AM
On a hiatus

Mar 7, 10 - 9:16 AM
Why we won't be covering the Paralympics

Mar 4, 10 - 8:19 AM
Lessons learned from Vancouver's "Spring Games?"

Feb 28, 10 - 9:21 PM
Final word from Whistler Village

Feb 28, 10 - 5:32 PM
LIVE closing ceremony insightful/inciteful commentary

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Browse the archives

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

Blog roll and links

www.olympic.org: The official International Olympic Committtee site, with news releases, a searchable Olympic medals database and other archival information.
www.nbcolympics.com: Olympic news site from one of the Games' primary sponsors.
NBC Olympics columnist Alan Abrahamson's column/blog
Chicago Tribune Olympic sports writer Philip Hersh's blog
www.usolympicteam.com: U.S. Olympic Committee's athlete web site.
www.aroundtherings.com: Ed and Sheila Hula's Olympic News Service (subscription).
www.wcsn.com: News service with audio, video and text coverage of Olympic sports, during and between Olympics. Free, but charges for live video feed subscriptions.
www.beijing2008.com: Beijing Organizing Committee Web site.
www.vancouver2010.com: Vancouver Organizing Committee's 2010 Winter Games site.
www.london2012.com: London 2012 Summer Games site.
www.sochi2014.com: Sochi, Russia's 2014 Winter Games site.
www.chicago2016.org: Candidate city Chicago's summer 2016 bid committee site.
Olympic swimmer Tara Kirk's highly entertaining WCSN blog
Bellevue Olympian Scott Macartney's WCSN alpine ski-racing blog
Other WCSN Olympic athlete blogs.