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USA TODAY LOOKS AT MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN THE USOC

     "Breaking into the boardrooms and policy-making committees
of the U.S. Olympic movement is proving harder for women and
minorities than winning medals."  A USA TODAY survey shows
"significantly less representation on boards of directors than on
national teams."  Women make up 42% of the athletes on teams from
39 sports federations in the Olympic program but just 26% of the
board members.  Ethnic minorities comprise 16% of the teams and
"only" 10% of the boards.  USOC President LeRoy Walker is
appointing task forces to "develop solutions."  As a whole, the
U.S. Olympic movement's boardrooms are "nearly 40% less diverse
than its playing fields."  The USA TODAY survey shows the
national governing boards for track, boxing, tae kwon do and judo
are doing the best job of placing minorities on their boards
(Mike Dodd, USA TODAY, 11/10).
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