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Volume 24 No. 116

Olympics

     USA Baseball has signed an agreement with ACOP toparticipate in ACOP's newest program, "The Glory of U.S. OlympicSport."  Through this program, sponsors will be offered access tothe marketing rights of the individual National Governing Bodies(NGBs) of the Olympic summer sports.  USA Baseball is one of 25NGBs participating in the program.  USA Baseball Deputy Dir WandaRutledge: "Through 'The Glory of U.S. Olympic Sport' program,NGBs are better able to leverage greater support from sponsors."Thus far, NationsBank, Coca-Cola, and Kodak, have extended theirACOG  sponsorship roles to include this program (USA Baseball).

     USOC officials began interviewing candidates for the vacant
Exec Dir's post in Chicago yesterday.  The list is believed to
contain at least five candidates:  Former NCAA Exec Dir Dick
Schultz, former Michigan State AD Merrily Dean, former U.S.
Skiing CEO Mike Jacki, Nike Sports Management President Terdema
Ussery and Colorado Springs Schools Superintedent Ken Burnley.
John Krimsky took over as interim USOC Exec Dir, when Harvey
Schiller decided to become president of Turner Sports (USA TODAY,
5/24).