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USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Meets With Jacques Rogge For First Time
Published February 9, 2010
|Jacques Rogge (l), Scott Blackmun Held A
20-Minute Meeting Monday In Vancouver
IN NEED OF REPAIR: In N.Y., Amy Schoenfeld noted USOC officials believe that they can "repair relationships at home and abroad" with Blackmun now on board. But the committee "has a lot of work to do." Former USOC Chief Communications Officer Mike Moran: "It's been a dysfunctional organization. The challenges it faces are the most significant to the American Olympic movement since the boycott of the Moscow games, which nearly killed the USOC." Blackmun said that the USOC is "unlikely to bid for the Games in 2020 or even 2022," but Schoenfeld noted the organization still must "keep domestic sponsors and viewers interested." It also must "repair its relationship" with the IOC and other national Olympic committees "while protecting money it receives from the international group" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/7).