NEWS from USOC

NEWS from USOC

Post by Ray Osborn » Tue, 25 Oct 1994 13:58:59

Daily Olympic News Briefs
October 20, 1994
(compiled by the USOC's Public Information/Media Relations
division.)

Former Resident Gymnast Dies
Dan Zimpfer, who was a resident gymnast at the Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., apparently died of hypothermia
and exposure after he and a friend were caught hiking in a winter
storm that dropped some three feet of snow about 25 miles
northwest of Buena Vista. Zimpfer, who would have turned 26
Friday, had graduated from the University of Minnesota and was
looking towards making the 1992 Olympic team when he came to the
OTC to rehab a torn rotator cuff injury that he sustained as a
Badger. He then reinjured his rotator cuff on a ring exercise
just two months before nationals. That injury cost him his chance
at the Olympics Games. His hiking companion has not been found
yet. Story appeared in today's Gazette Telegraph.

USA Loses in Final Seconds
Saudi Arabia's Fahad Al Khosayan scored from 35 yards out in the
final seconds to defeat the United States 2-1 in an exhibition
soccer game. Frank Klopas tallied the lone American goal. It was
the second loss for the U.S. since the 1994 World Cup. The U.S.
will travel to play Trinidad & Tobago, Nov. 19. Story ran on AP
wire, Oct. 19 and in today's USA Today.

Kerrigan Feud
Nancy Kerrigan's representatives are trying to keep her out of a
feud involving the French Skating Federation and the Lalique
Trophy event. Kerrigan has been invited but has made no
commitment. She is scheduled to begin her Christmas tour Nov. 23.
Story can be found in USA Today, Oct. 20, and AP wire, Oct. 19.

Rothenberg to Get $$
Alan Rothenberg, chairman of the U.S. World Cup organizers, will
get $7 million for his work. In addition to $3 million in back
pay, he will receive $800,000 for each year through 1995. Story
appeared in USA Today and on AP wire, Oct. 20.