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  • Arizona State University
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Global Sports Partners, 1 April 2010 [cached]
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Greg Harney - President
Greg Harney, who joined the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1987, had a distinguished 18-year career overseeing the USOC's International Games and International Affairs divisions. Greg served as the USOC's Managing Director of Games and Organizational Support division for 15 years (1987-2002), responsible for all USOC delegation and operational needs at the summer and winter Olympic Games, the summer and winter Paralympic Games, the Pan American Games and the summer and winter World University Games.
In total, Harney has been involved in preparations for 12 Olympic Games (1984-2006) and directed the USOC's participation in more than 30 multi-sport contests. For his Games efforts, he was recognized in 1997 by the USOC with the organization's prestigious Olympic Shield Award, the only active staff member to have been bestowed this honor.
Harney concluded his U.S. Olympic Committee career as Managing Director of International Affairs (2003-2005) overseeing all USOC international relations, events and programs including formulating the organization's international strategic initiatives and relations. He was also responsible for USOC's bid administration efforts including the 2012 Olympic and 2007 Pan American Games international and domestic bid programs.
While at the USOC, Harney served as the U.S. representative to the International Olympic Committee's NOC Working Group, the Pan American Sports Organization's Technical Commission and the Association of National Olympic Committee's NOC Technical Working Group.
Prior to joining the USOC, Mr. Harney served as Director of operations for the successful U.S. Olympic Festival held in Houston in 1986. Mr. Harney was also Manager of Venue Press Operations for the Los Angeles Olympic Organization plus was one of the Managing Editors of the Official Report of the 1984 Olympic Games.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Harney served as the school's Assistant Sports Information Director for nearly a decade where five of his publications won national acclaim., 24 Feb 2004 [cached]
"I don't think it involves quite a few Olympic athletes," said Greg Harney, head of international affairs for the USOC.
The report also alleged that Greg ..., 17 June 2012 [cached]
The report also alleged that Greg Harney, an executive at travel company Cartan Tours and a former top official at the U.S. Olympic Committee, told the undercover reporters how to conceal an illegal ticket sale.
United States Olympic Committee - Ann Cody Named Senior Advisor for the Paralympic Games by NYC2012, 14 Jan 2005 [cached]
· Greg Harney - Managing Director of International Affairs, USOC.
#26- Mike Moran's Commentary, 2 May 2011 [cached]
Greg Harney, my colleague who then was the USOC's Managing Director of International Games Preparation, opened the subject and Rob Stull, a two-time Olympic pentathlete and fencer, came up with the suggestion that the USOC might attempt to find and bring the World Trade Center flag to Salt Lake City.
As the weeks passed Scanella got the approval to bring the flag to the Games, and that's when things really became complicated............during those times, Harney, Bull and senior USOC staffers like me would often set in motion programs and initiatives designed to assist Olympic athletes and promote the mission of the USOC without full disclosure or approval from the volunteer leadership, which tended to be a bureaucratic minefield where good intentions could be derailed by politics.
When Harney presented the full program we had fashioned to the IOC on site in Salt Lake during the week ahead of the Opening Ceremony, it set off a major controversy...........Greg had asked me what I felt earlier about the idea of having the flag carried into the ceremonies by five athletes and one official, who happened to be me, at the rear of our delegation as it entered the stadium last as the host nation's team. Greg had suggested that I ponder taking part because I was retiring after the Games and ending my association that began with the 1980 Games in Lake Placid..............I loved the overall concept and how it might please our nation, but when Harney presented the idea to the IOC that week, it was rejected as being "too political.
I told Bull and Harney at the time that it would take just hours before a national firestorm would erupt over the decision, led by the media, which was attuned to the national mood.
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