USOC WANTS TO AID SLOC AND OFFERS STAFF MEMBERS TO HELP
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).
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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).