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
An Olympics fan blog celebrating all things Olympic sport athletes
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Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Sharing links to Olympic sports headlines and news that catch my eye, focused on celebrating athlete stories
Let's Get Social
What are some of your favorite Olympic sport athletes up to on social media away from the competition?
They are the Champions
Congratulations to the world champions of Olympic sports!
Athletes Worth Watching
Who are some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on for the future?
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions sometimes!
A Quick Review
Quick thoughts on Olympic sports-related films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across .
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Above header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896
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