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07-01-2003, 02:09 PM
The USA Roller Sports (USARS) Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Executive Director, Louis Marciani. Marciani has left USARS to pursue other opportunities. His departure was effective on Monday, June 30, 2003.
In his time as Executive Director, Marciani coordinated the re-branding phase of the organization and provided USARS new opportunities in sponsorships and competition. Marciani came to USARS in 2000 with a doctorate in education and an extensive background in sports management and administration.
Richard Hawkins, National Speed Skating Director, will be assuming the responsibilities of Assistant Executive Director until further notification. Hawkins has been involved with USARS for 33 years and has served in all realms of roller sports.
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07-01-2003, 02:14 PM
Way to go, Danny... Just kidding. /wtimages/icons/wink.gif
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07-01-2003, 02:36 PM
Darn it Rich...you beat me to it!!!
Guess the "kitchen" got a little too hot for Lou!
Geez I guess that was one heck of a question Danny posed in his letter!!!!!
07-05-2003, 11:14 PM
I admit I will be real impressed if anybody were to reply to my letter...In the 75 emails when I got back tonight from the SixPac nationals, no such luck to date...
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by DannyG on 07/06/03 01:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
07-15-2003, 05:22 PM
Here's the latest on the U.S. Olympic Committee:
Plan will scale back on USOC's governing bodies
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain introduced legislation Tuesday to restructure the U.S. Olympic Committee in the wake of a series of scandals and years of infighting that have tarnished the organization's reputation.
The bill drastically scales back the USOC's unwieldy governing bodies, provides more congressional oversight of the committee's functions and extends whistleblower protection to Olympic employees.
"We must act quickly to make certain that the self-serving agendas of individual USOC constituencies are no longer the main objectives of the organization,'' McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement.
Since the 2000 Games in Sydney, the USOC has had four chief executives and three presidents. It has also endured a bribery scandal involving Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Olympics bid and incessant infighting among committee leaders.
A key obstacle to the bill could come from Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo. He has vowed to filibuster the measure if it does not make Colorado Springs, Colo., the USOC's permanent headquarters.
The USOC has been based in the Colorado city for 25 years, but there have been discussions in some USOC circles that it might be beneficial to move the committee's business, advertising and television offices to a larger city, like New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles or Atlanta.
Campbell, who had been one of the leaders in the USOC reform effort, wanted the bill to designate Colorado as the official headquarters; McCain refused.
The bill closely follows the recommendations of a five-member panel appointed earlier this year by McCain, Campbell and Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, a co-sponsor of the bill. It also adopt recommendations of the USOC's own reform task force.
The measure would replace the USOC's 124-member board of directors and 23-member executive committee with a nine-member elected board and four members -- an athletes representative and the U.S. delegates to the International Olympic Committee -- who would have one vote combined.
The directors would be elected to four-year terms and not be eligible for re-election. The board would elect a chairperson, who would be the official head of the USOC.
"The problems that plague the USOC compromise the organization's ability to operate effectively and efficiently and undermine the credibility of the organization. I believe this bill would provide realistic remedial measures to these problems,'' McCain said.
The legislation would also require regular reports to Congress of USOC activities and spending, and provide whistleblower protections to USOC employees who raise allegations of malfeasance by Olympic officials.
McCain said last month he wants to have the legislation passed before the Senate adjourns for its August recess.
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