SEVERE WX: Tornado Watch - Flood Advisory View Alerts

US Olympic boss Scott Blackmun resigns

Scott Blackmun is stepping down as the chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee, the organization annou...

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 6:26 AM
Updated: Mar. 1, 2018 6:26 AM

Scott Blackmun is stepping down as the chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee, the organization announced Wednesday.

Scroll for more content...

In a statement posted on its website, the USOC said Blackmun is resigning after eight years because of health reasons. Blackmun has prostate cancer, the USOC said.

In January, it was Blackmun who apologized to all sexual abuse victims of former national gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, stating that the "Olympic family is among those that have failed you."

USOC board member Susanne Lyons was named interim CEO.

Related Content

Article Comments

Tupelo
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 92°
Columbus
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 89°
Oxford
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 89°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 86°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather