MOBIL STILL IN RUNNING FOR TRACK & FIELD SPONSORSHIP?
At a news conference for the Mobil Invitational in
VA, Mobil Corp.'s GM Bill O'Leary "left the impression ...
that despite earlier reports, this may not be the final
Mobil Invitational," according to Kathy Orton of the
WASHINGTON POST. Mobil said earlier this year that it had
decided to terminate its association with track and field
after this season, ending 16 years as the sports' main
sponsor. O'Leary: "We have not made that decision. [Mobil
Invitational Meet Dir] John [Cook] and I are in
conversations about his vision and what role Mobil will or
will not play. We have not closed out on a decision. One
thing we don't want to do is walk away from a showcase that
brings stars like this" (WASHINGTON POST, 2/14).