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Jan 5, 2010 3:36 PM by Eddie Pells

USOC to tab Blackmun as new CEO

Two people familiar with the decision say the U.S. Olympic Committee has turned to Scott Blackmun, a former interim leader for the organization, to become its third chief executive officer in the past 10 months.

The two people say Blackmun will be announced as the new CEO on Wednesday. They spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision had not yet been made public.

Blackmun will replace Stephanie Streeter, who took over when Jim Scherr was ousted in March.

An attorney in Colorado Springs, Blackmun will be trying to improve the reputation of a federation that has been consumed by problems, including Chicago's embarrassing last-place finish in the bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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