The USOC, "hoping to avoid mistakes that plagued Atlanta's Games," has formally offered the part-time services of four senior USOC staff members to SLOC in preparing for the 2002 Winter Olympics, according to Mike Gorrell of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. USOC Exec Dir Dick Schultz formed a Support Task Force/Information Team "to restore American credibility by helping ensure the 2002 Games proceed smoothly," after "breakdowns in several areas made the 1996 Summer Games an example of not how to run the Olympics." The task force consists of Jim Page, Assistant Exec Dir of Sports; Mike Moran, Assistant Exec Dir of Media; Greg Harney, Senior Dir of Int'l Games' Preparations; and Alfredo La Mont, Senior Dir of Int'l Relations & Protocol. Shultz offered "other operational staff" to be employed to SLOC after the 2000 Summer Games (S.L. TRIBUNE, 6/20). PENNY PITCHING: Penny Hardaway, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Ken Griffey Jr. could be among those asked to serve on a regional board looking to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Tampa Bay/Orlando (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 6/23).