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Volume 24 No. 114


     Michael Knisley details the challenges facing newly elected
USOC Exec Dir Dick Schultz in the current SPORTING NEWS.  Knisley
writes, "[The USOC] at least found someone with experience at
navigating the intricate channels of amateur sports bureaucracy."
Among the challenges:  Coalition-building with the national
governing bodies, which "often are at odds with the USOC over
athlete eligibility and funding";  2) increase USOC's influence
internationally; and, 3) address the "nagging problem" of the
USOC's relationship with the NCAA (THE SPORTING NEWS, 7/3 issue).