USOC to name training center for Ted Stevens

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee will name its training facility after late Sen. Ted Stevens, whose legislation set a template for the modern Olympic movement.

The Amateur Sports Act of 1978, later named after the Alaska senator, gave the USOC control over the Olympics and its brand in the United States and paved the way for national governing bodies to run the individual sports and choose Olympic athletes.

Stevens died in a plane crash in 2010 and was posthumously inducted into the USOC Hall of Fame last year.


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