Mar 26, 2010 2:25 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Panel suggests USOC increase size of board by four

A U.S. Olympic Committee advisory panel recommends expanding the board of directors from 11 to 15 people as one strategy to get more Olympic insiders in on the decision-making process.

The panel, led by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, released its findings Friday. The USOC board will discuss the 24-page report and is expected to act on it later in the year. The report calls for one of the new board members to come from the Athletes' Advisory Council and another from among the leadership of the national governing bodies of Olympic sports.

The two others would be "independent" members. In 2003, the board was reduced from 125 members to 11 - a move the panel said was good overall, but needed slight adjustments.


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