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Not even McDonald’s moves in without a sign. Renovation plans for the six-story U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters called for a number of impressive exterior features, any of which would have trumpeted the USOC’s presence. Among the building plans was a pedestrian bridge across Colorado Avenue to the city parking garage, Olympic-themed entertainment or retail on… Continue Reading USOC bldg. open, but easy to miss

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Pentathlon CEO resigns post

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Brad Camp, who has served as CEO of USA Pentathlon, has stepped down amid speculation that the Olympic national governing body may move from Colorado Springs. His resignation came with little warning at the national governing body, said managing director and spokesman Rob Stull. Camp, a West Point graduate and the former CEO of USA… Continue Reading Pentathlon CEO resigns post

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Former USOC CEO made $1 million in 2009

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Stephanie Streeter earned about $1 million as acting chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee in 2009, according to tax reports filed by the federation. The annual report recorded Streeter’s compensation as $1.006 million for 2009, which included $960,000 in salary and bonuses and $46,000 in benefits. The man she replaced, Jim Scherr, received… Continue Reading Former USOC CEO made $1 million in 2009

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Deloitte LLP has become the presenting sponsor of the U.S. Paralympic initiatives and community programs that serve injured military personnel and veterans. Deloitte will also assist with implementation of an annual conference that focuses on leadership and the expansion of paralympic programming nationally. The company also is the presenting sponsor of the Warrior Games, a… Continue Reading Deloitte expands sponsorship of paralympic, wounded warrior programs

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USOC, Comcast end Olympic channel talks

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Sports Business Daily reported last week that the USOC and Comcast have agreed to end last year’s agreement to launch an Olympic channel.

The decision to walk away from last year’s agreement to launch an Olympic channel, brings an end to the USOC’s nearly four-year effort to launch its own network. Continue Reading USOC, Comcast end Olympic channel talks

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The Sports Business Journal reported today that the United States Olympic Committee will close its international relations office in Southern California and relocate the five-person office to Colorado Springs. The publication quoted USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, who said that In order for the USOC to operate effectively, it needs to be more integrated on… Continue Reading USOC international relations office moving to Springs

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USOC: On road to recovery?

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Scott Blackmun, on the job as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee since January, was finally, formally introduced to the community at a reception last week at the Carriage Museum at the Broadmoor. In attendance: assorted local luminaries, elected officials, a few Olympic stars and, the one guy in the room with undeniable gravitas, former… Continue Reading USOC: On road to recovery?

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Scott Blackmun is the new chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Blackmun is a prominent sports executive and former USOC leader. He spent three years at the organization, starting as general counsel and director of legal affairs during 1998. He moved into the role of senior managing director in 2000 before leaving the organization… Continue Reading Blackmun named USOC chief

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The biggest local story of 2009 was unquestionably the USOC deal. Here’s a recap of the stories that chronicled the unraveling, collapse and revival of the agreements between the U.S. Olympic Committee, LandCo  Equity Partners and the City of Colorado Springs. March: City drags feet On March 6th, a story appeared that asking why the… Continue Reading 2009 and the USOC deal

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Marshall, Brodie indicted on 33 counts

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A grand jury has indicted LandCo Equity Partners Chairman Ray Marshall and President Jim Brodie on 33 counts. The indictment accuses the developers of violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Act, securities fraud and theft, all felonies. The indictment is the result of a six-month investigation into the company’s business dealings. LandCo was the developer of the… Continue Reading Marshall, Brodie indicted on 33 counts

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