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Ueberroth to Discuss Outlook for Sports Business

Ueberroth to Discuss Outlook for Sports Business
Peter Ueberroth

Peter Ueberroth, honorary president of the United States Olympic Committee, will share his perspective on the business of sports – past, present, and future – on Nov. 12 at Town & Gown.

Topics of discussion will range from the business of the Olympics, as 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles games, to emerging issues and developments affecting the future of sports business on a global basis.

Ueberroth will share his outlook on this dynamic industry as part of the USC Marshall Sports Business Institute Commissioners’ Series, an ongoing calendar of events featuring presentations by the leaders of America’s premier sports leagues and organizations.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in the operation of the sports industry. The session fee for the general public is $65 per person, with a discount available for USC students and alumni.

To register, visit www.marshall.usc.edu/ueberroth.

Ueberroth is managing director of the Contrarian Group, an investment and management company. He is also owner and co-chairman of the Pebble Beach Co.

Ueberroth founded First Travel Corp. in 1962. When he sold the company in 1980, it was the second-largest travel business in North America. From 1980 to 1984, he was president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the organization responsible for staging the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was commissioner of Major League Baseball between 1984 and 1989.

Ueberroth graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business. While in college, he competed in the 1956 U.S. Olympic water polo trials. He has 12 honorary degrees and was Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1984.

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