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9 months 6 days ago

USOC signs CEO Blackmun through Rio Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee gave CEO Scott Blackmun a contract extension through the 2016 Olympics that raises his base salary 10 percent, to $550,000, while eliminating long-term incentive bonuses. The 56-year-old Blackmun took over for Stephanie Streeter in 2010 after the USOC went through turmoil...

2 years 1 month ago

USOC CEO: Our athletes are safe

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs says America's athletes are safe from the smoke caused by the Waldo Canyon Fire burning in the foothills west of town. Many of Team USA's swimmers, gymnasts and track and field competitors are out of...

3 years 2 months ago

IOC deliberates on three bids for US TV rights

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee is deliberating bids from three U.S. networks for Olympic television rights. Fox delivered its presentation yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland. ESPN and NBC, which has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1988 and every Winter Games since 2002, presented today. IOC President Jacques Rogge...

3 years 6 months ago

USOC, NBC collaborate with Ameritrade

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has teamed with NBC to sign a sponsorship deal with TD Ameritrade that pairs the use of the Olympic rings with a prearranged deal for commercial time during London 2012 broadcasts. The agreement, announced Thursday, is the first the USOC...

3 years 6 months ago

COO Bellingham steps down at USOC

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP)-Norm Bellingham is leaving the U.S. Olympic Committee after more than four years as chief operating officer. Bellingham, a former Olympic kayaker who was one of the few executives to stay in place during the USOC's recent turnover at the top, had previously served on the board...

3 years 7 months ago

IOC and USOC begin revenue talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) U.S. and international Olympic officials have opened talks on a new revenue-sharing agreement that could resolve their long-running financial rift. U.S. Olympic Committee leaders held a first formal meeting with International Olympic Committee officials in Lausanne on Tuesday to seek a deal covering the split of...

3 years 8 months ago

USOC to host national coaching conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) announced Monday that the 2011 National Coaching Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, Colo., from June 22-25, 2011. Coaches, coach educators and sport science professionals from around the country will gather at the Antlers Hilton hotel in downtown Colorado Springs...

3 years 10 months ago

USOC won't create central list of banned coaches

The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse. CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller...

3 years 10 months ago

Sidewalk art goes 3D

Artwork jumps out of the sidewalk in downtown Colorado Springs on Wednesday, but only temporarily. It was an early morning start for local chalk artist Douglas Rouse. With a delicate hand and sweeping stokes a 3D figure took form on the corner of Tejon and Pikes Peak. The...

3 years 11 months ago

USOC, IOC reach $18M agreement

U.S. and International Olympic leaders have reached an $18 million agreement on a key financial issue that has divided the two organizations for years. The Colorado Springs-based USOC and IOC announced Thursday morning that they had reached an accord on a "significant financial contribution" from the American body to...

3 years 11 months ago

Job of the Day: USOC Administrative Specialist

The USOC has an immediate opening for an Administrative Specialist at its Colorado Springs headquarters. The pay is $10 - $14 per hour. Duties include: * Maintains HRIS databases for new hire record creation, benefit enrollments and changes, COBRA, LOA's and terminations * Provide administrative support for...

4 years 3 weeks ago

USOC lands new sponsor

BMW and U.S. Olympic Committee officials say there's nothing contradictory about a German automaker sponsoring American athletes. The two organizations made the six-year deal official Monday at a news conference at a BMW dealership in Manhattan. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird says "all of our research shows that...

4 years 1 month ago

USOC celebrates "Appreciation Day"

More than 1,000 people crowded the Olympic Training Center on Saturday in celebration of "Appreciation Day." The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) hosted the free community event to pay tribute to the city of Colorado Springs and also to Olympic Day, which commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic...

4 years 2 months ago

USOC inks $24 million sponsorship deal

The Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee has reached an agreement on a sponsorship deal with BMW worth about $24 million. The contract will run through the 2016 Games -- and the USOC will receive cash. The Sports Business Journal first reported the contract Monday, which was verified by the Associated...

4 years 2 months ago

USOC to set sex-abuse prevention guidelines

The U.S. Olympic Committee plans to standardize sex-abuse-prevention guidelines for the national governing bodies of the various Olympic sports. Four-time Olympic cross country skier Nina Kemppel will lead a USOC task force, which expects to complete the project over the summer. Kemppel said she hopes to produce a...

4 years 3 months ago

USOC pays stunning salaries to two CEOs

Stephanie Streeter made nearly $1 million as acting CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee in 2009, according to tax reports filed by the federation Monday. The annual report recorded Streeter's compensation at $1.006 million, which included $960,000 in salary and bonuses and $46,000 in benefits. The man she...

4 years 3 months ago

No USOC network--for now

The U.S. Olympic Committee has formally halted plans to start its own network, an idea that drew fire from international Olympic officials who saw it as a potential threat to their multibillion-dollar contract with NBC. The decision, not a surprise, was made last week, and characterized by the USOC...

4 years 4 months ago

USOC grant will fund youth sports programs

The US Olympic Committee is coming to the rescue of cash-strapped Colorado Springs. The USOC gave the city a $250,000 grant that will fund youth sport and recreation programs.The grant will provide $125,000 each year for two years and will provide funding for a variety of youth recreation and sports...

4 years 4 months ago

USOC international liaison stepping down

The U.S. Olympic Committee's chief of international relations will step down later this year, declining to move to federation headquarters in Colorado Springs when the USOC closes its Southern California office. Robert Fasulo, a key player in shaping the USOC's international strategy for the last four years, said Monday he...

4 years 4 months ago

USOC offering dozens of internships

If you're looking to change careers or you're a college student seeking direction--the U.S. Olympic Committee currently has more than two dozen internships available at its Colorado Springs headquarters. The internships cover a wide range of careers--from journalism and marketing to sports administration and sports medicine. Click here...

4 years 4 months ago

Job of the Day: Benefit Administrator USOC

The United States Olympic Committee is seeking a Benefit Administrator at its Colorado Springs headquarters. This employee will be responsible for all benefit administration for the USOC including answering benefits questions, serving as a liaison between vendors and employees, organizing benefit mailings, open enrollment, entering benefits data and updates,...

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