The USOC announced yesterday that Dir of Media Services BOB CONDRON is retiring after 28 years, effective at the end of '11. Condron has "directed the Games accreditation process for U.S. media for the past decade and has been involved in media planning for every Olympics since 1984 as well as seven Pan American Games, 11 U.S. Olympic Festivals and numerous Olympic trials, World University Games, world cups and international championships." Condron also serves on the IOC Press Commission and is "one of only two USOC staffers on an IOC Commission" (AROUNDTHERINGS.com, 8/23)....The IAAF re-elected SERGEY BUBKA as one of the track organization's four VPs (TELEGRAPH.co.uk, 8/24)....French Sports Administrator & Consultant ESSAR GABRIEL has been appointed IAAF General Secretary. Gabriel replaces PIERRE WEISS, who retired after working for the IAAF for the past two decades (AP, 8/22).
EXECS: The National Basketball Retired Players Association has hired New Orleans City Council VP ARNIE FIELKOW as CEO & Exec Dir. Fielkow served as Saints Exec VP from '00-05, and was twice elected as New Orleans Councilman-at-Large following Hurricane Katrina (NBRPA)....The Coleman Company named K2 Sports President & CEO ROBERT MARCOVITCH to the same position. ANTHONY DE ROCCO will replace Marcovitch as President & CEO of K2 Sports (THE DAILY)....Diamond Sports & Entertainment promoted BRIAN MACINNES to CEO (DSE)....AEG Facilities hired DOUGLAS HALL as Dynamo Stadium GM (THE DAILY)....Intersport has hired Winnercomm Sports Exec VP/Sales DON GORSKI as Senior VP/Media Sales (Intersport)....Syracuse Univ. named MOREY MOSSOVITZ Assistant AD for Facilities & Event Operations (SU)....Texas A&M Athletics hired Univ. of Alabama Dir of Marketing & Promotions JENNIFER MARTIN as Dir of Marketing (Texas A&M)....Kean Univ. named Goldey-Beacom College AD CHRIS MORGAN to the same position (Kean Univ.).
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