Peter Ueberroth was born on September 2 1937 in Evanston, IL USA. He's best known for his organization of the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, during which he built a private sponsorship and commercial effort that provided a revenue surplus of $250million after the Games. As this financial success was previously unheard of, it served as a sponsorship model from then on for the Olympics, and combined with the enthusiastic popular support of the competition despite the Soviet-led boycott, the LA Games are often viewed as reviving the lagging movement as a whole. After LA, he also served as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and as Chairman of the US Olympic Committee.
About This Blog
Random highlights from the worlds of Olympic sports athletes, as seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Links to select Olympic sports headlines & news, celebrating athletes' stories and features
Let's Get Social
Some of the best social posts from Olympic sports athletes away from competition
Athletes Worth Watching
A look at some emerging Olympic sports athletes worth keeping an eye on
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions on Olympic sports news sometimes!
A Quick Review
Thoughts on Olympic sports films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across now and then
Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896
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