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Steve Penny Steps Down As USA Gymnastics President; Could Total Overhaul Be Coming?

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 17 / 17

USA Gymnastics President & CEO Steve Penny resigned on Thursday, one week after the USOC pressured the NGB to act amid growing criticism of Penny’s response to a sex abuse scandal. USAG Chair Paul Parilla said, “We have accepted Steve’s resignation and want to thank him for his...

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05/02/97
EIGHT U.S. CITIES ENTER 2008 SUMMER GAMES BID SWEEPSTAKES

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04/30/97
SLEEP EASY NHL RELATIVES: NAGANO SECURES ROOM FOR GAMES

NAOC has "secured 100 hotel rooms in Nagano" for family members of NHL players competing in the ''98 Winter Games, in line with requests by the NHL and the IIHF, according to the KYODO NEWS. NAOC says

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04/30/97
SEVEN U.S. CITIES HAVE EYES ON 2008 GAMES

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04/28/97
USOC UNVEILS NEW FACILITY; SAMARANCH CALLS SLOC ON TRACK

The USOC unveiled a new $8M Visitors Center and $11.8M Athlete Center as part of the dedication of a $23.8M renovation project at the U.S. Olympic Sports Complex in Colorado Springs on Saturday, accor

Tags: ATT, Coca-Cola, ESPN, IOC, NBA, Olympics, Orlando Magic, USOC, Walt Disney

04/25/97
OLYMPIC NEWS & NOTES: SAMARANCH COMPLETING SALT LAKE TOUR

IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch was among the first to see a new animated version of the SLOC''s "top secret" logo while in Salt Lake City yesterday for the second day of a three-day visit, accor

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04/24/97
OLYMPIC NOTES

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04/24/97
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04/23/97
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04/23/97
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