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USA Track seeks new boss before Olympics

USA Track and Field said on Monday it has resumed the search for a new chief executive officer with a timeline of making a choice before the US Olympic trials in late June. The move puts the American athletics governing body in much the same position as in 2008, when Doug Logan was named chief executive officer in late July just ahead of the Beijing Olympics, where the US had a disappointing time. Candidate interviews are planned for April with a new chief executive expected to be announced well ahead of the US Olympics trials in Eugene, Oregon, that begin on June 22.
Last June, USA Track and Field had said that interim chief executive officer Mike McNees would guide the group through London Olympic preparations, putting the search on hold to replace Logan.
Three shortlisted candidates for the job had been interviewed from an early field of 100 but no hire was made.
Now USA Track and Field president Stephanie Hightower will serve as chairman of the search committee for a new full-time boss.
“Our board of directors is committed to engaging a strong, visionary leader who combines success in the sports business marketplace with the political acumen, knowledge of our sport and people skills that are so essential to being successful in this position,” Hightower said.
The group has more than 100 candidate profiles from last year’s search and the committee is reviewing those people plus seeking others.
“We have everything we need to conduct this search thoroughly and expediently. Our athletes have shown they are ready for the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games. We want to ensure that as an organization we are ready as well.”
Logan, a former Major League Soccer commissioner and harsh critic of dope cheats, was voted out as chief executive by the USA Track and Field directors in September 2010.

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