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January 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

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Reports: Attorney Scott Blackmun to head USOC

Posted by Ron Judd

Former interim leader Scott Blackmun, a Colorado Springs attorney, will be named tomorrow as new CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Associated Press and Chicago Tribune reported this morning.

Blackmun, 52, served in a number of USOC positions between 1999 and 2002. He was acting CEO from February through November, 2000. He recently was named a finalist along with Chuck Wielgus, the head of USA Swimming.

Blackmun would replace Stephanie Streeter, a former member of the USOC board that unexpectedly ousted popular CEO Jim Scherr last year. The action launched what looked like a series of damaging USOC missteps, leading to the slam-dunk rejection of Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid by the International Olympic Committee.

Larry Probst, chairman of the USOC board, has called a news conference for tomorrow morning in Colorado Springs.

More on this as it develops.

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Blog roll and links The official International Olympic Committtee site, with news releases, a searchable Olympic medals database and other archival information. Olympic news site from one of the Games' primary sponsors.
NBC Olympics columnist Alan Abrahamson's column/blog
Chicago Tribune Olympic sports writer Philip Hersh's blog U.S. Olympic Committee's athlete web site. Ed and Sheila Hula's Olympic News Service (subscription). News service with audio, video and text coverage of Olympic sports, during and between Olympics. Free, but charges for live video feed subscriptions. Beijing Organizing Committee Web site. Vancouver Organizing Committee's 2010 Winter Games site. London 2012 Summer Games site. Sochi, Russia's 2014 Winter Games site. Candidate city Chicago's summer 2016 bid committee site.
Olympic swimmer Tara Kirk's highly entertaining WCSN blog
Bellevue Olympian Scott Macartney's WCSN alpine ski-racing blog
Other WCSN Olympic athlete blogs.