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Mr. Greg Harney

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Bid Administration Efforts

Phone: (719) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Athens , Greece
United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs , Colorado 80909
United States

Company Description: The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • Oneonta High School
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COMPANIES - Elmore Sports Group
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Together Greg Harney (President) and Francisco Campo (Vice President) have overseen or contributed to 17 Olympic Games, 8 Pan American Games, and numerous World Championships and Games bid committees.
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Greg Harney
Greg Harney serves as the CEO of Global Sports Partners. Greg Harney is the President of Global Sports Partners. Mr. Harney joined the United States Olympic Committee in 1987. During his distinguished career, Mr. Harney has overseen the USOC's International Games Preparation and International Affairs divisions. He managed the organization's international relations, events, and programs, and formulated the organization's international strategic initiatives and relations. Mr. Harney is also responsible for USOC's bid administration efforts that included the 2007 Pan American and 2012 Olympic Games, and major international and domestic bid programs. VISIT SITE NEWS
#26- Mike Moran's Commentary
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Global Sports Partners
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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.
The momentum is building
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Mr. Greg Harney, Managing Director, US Olympic Committee, confirmed these new dates in a December 19, 2001 e-mail.
The ISC World Tournament has always begun the second Friday of August.
Area Sports Briefs
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Former Oneonta resident and Olympic executive Greg Harney has been named president of Global Sports Partners, an international sports travel and management company that works with world sports organizations within the Olympic movement.
Harney will work with Francisco Campo to manage the company, which is the 18th company of the Elmore Sports Group.
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Harney, 49, has served as managing director of international affairs for the U.S. Olympic Committee.His work involved overseeing the USOC,s international relations and bid administration programs, which includes New York City,s recent unsuccessful 2012 Summer Olympic Games bid.
Harney, a 1974 graduate of Oneonta High and 1978 graduate of Arizona State, resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. and is the son of June Richards of Oneonta and Halsey Harney of Kissimmee, Fla.
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