Olympics: USOC head Larry Probst becomes 4th American IOC member
BUENOS AIRES (AP) - The head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has been elected to the IOC, a big boost for American efforts to regain influence on the international Olympic stage.
USOC president Larry Probst made it onto the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday with 71 votes in favour and 20 against.
Probst, chairman of video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc., becomes the fourth US member on the IOC, joining Anita DeFrantz, Jim Easton and Angela Ruggiero.
He is the first USOC president to hold IOC membership since Sandra Baldwin, who resigned from both posts in 2002 after admitting to having lied about her academic credentials.