Apr 5, 2010 10:01 AM by Associated Press

USOC international liaison stepping down

The U.S. Olympic Committee's chief of international relations will step down later this year, declining to move to federation headquarters in Colorado Springs when the USOC closes its Southern California office.

Robert Fasulo, a key player in shaping the USOC's international strategy for the last four years, said Monday he would depart Aug. 31. The USOC offered its five employees at the Irvine, Calif., office the option of moving to Colorado Springs or taking a
severance package.

Fasulo was one of the USOC's overseas point men, which included a role as a liaison for the bid to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago. Chicago finished last in the voting that was won by Rio de Janeiro.

He was in the USOC's future plans but decided not to relocate.


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