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Let’s rename the USOC

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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The “United States Olympic Committee.” Colorado Springs, home of the United States Olympic Committee! What image, do you think, do those words evoke in the minds of our fellow Americans? Committees are generally seen as groups of middle-aged men in suits, sitting around conference tables, and discussing Very Important Things. Committees are not tourist attractions, […]

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USOC moves in

Monday, May 3, 2010

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In a low – key ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 this morning, the United States Olympic Committee officially moved into its city – funded headquarters building at 27 South Tejon. There were no bands, no banners, no Olympic athletes, no children’s choir singing the Olympic Anthem – just Mayor Rivera, El Pomar CEO Bill Hybl, […]

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Blackmun appointment good news all around

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Is it possible that the long-dysfunctional USOC has finally turned the corner, and is ready to begin the long-painful process of reinventing itself? Selecting Scott Blackmun as the organization’s new CEO is a giant step in that direction. Clausewitz’s first principle of warfare: secure your base. Thanks to the infamous USOC deal between the city […]

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New USOC boss needs to mend fences

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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I suppose that we should be all a-twitter, eagerly anticipating the forthcoming announcement that we’ve all be waiting for. Who dat? Who dat? Who dat … gonna run the USOC? According to a recent column by Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune, there are six finalists: Sandy Alderson, a former major league baseball vice-president and […]

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A PR opportunity for the USOC

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Even my pals, The Coffee Shop Geezers, occasionally come up with worthwhile insights, despite their advanced age(s) and incipient senile dementia. So it was yesterday, when one of ‘em offered these sour thoughts on the USOC. “The USOC is loathed in this community, just loathed,” said Mr. X. “They’ve never really been involved in the […]

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Help Wanted: 6035, USOC leaders

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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We all want to know who’s in charge, don’t we? And it’s always interesting to speculate about possible candidates for the two most significant job vacancies in our fair city. Who will the USOC hire as the new CEO of that quarrelsome, dysfunctional organization? And who’s in line to run the nascent 6035 project? The […]

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USOC peddles Pepto-Bismol

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Since we are members of the press, it stands to reason that we get lots of press releases. But one I received yesterday, originating from our very own United States Olympic Committee, and provided by a helpful reader, is a minor masterpiece of the art. It contains all of the elements of the classic press […]

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USOC inks NYC office lease

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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The Sports Business Journal reported yesterday that the United States Olympic Committee moved in to new office space yesterday-no, not into the still-unfinished building at 27 South Tejon, but into a cozy little suite at 521 5th Avenue…in New York City. And no, it’s not all of the USOC-just the marketing department. From the SBJ: […]

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USOC a done deal?

Friday, August 7, 2009

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Last night’s “town hall” meeting, wherein the hapless public was invited to come to City Hall at 7 p.m. and comment about the U.S. Olympic Committee deal, had all the elements of Kabuki theater. Councilmembers (excluding Messrs. Glenn and Heimlicher) drifted slowly to the dais and, stone faced, took their seats. The mayor opened the meeting […]

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USOC, LandCo blank city in doubleheader

Friday, July 31, 2009

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Finally playing two long-postponed games, the Colorado Springs nine failed to score a single run during 18 innings, playing both LandCo and the USOC at Imaginary Field in downtown Colorado Springs. While most pundits gave the nod to the powerful USOC team, the Springs had been expected to dispose of LandCo fairly easily. Since the […]

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