Larry Probst Gets Second Term as USOC Chairman

By Community | December 21, 2012

Larry Probst has been re-elected as U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) chairman for a further four years.

Probst, also the chairman at Electronic Arts, took over for Peter Ueberroth in 2008 during a period of turmoil for the USOC.

During Probst’s first four years, the USOC has solved a long-simmering feud with the International Olympic Committee over their revenue-sharing agreement and the USOC management has returned to stability under the leadership of CEO Scott Blackmun.

Blackmun said he welcomed another four years with Probst, whom he called “the ideal partner for me.”

“He really holds us accountable but in a supportive way,” Blackmun said. “He’s laser-focused on strategy and policy and that gives us the freedom to manage the day-to-day. But he also does that in a way that keeps us motivated.”

Last year, the IOC appointed Probst to its international relations commission — one of several steps the USOC sees as improving its reputation overseas.