Robert Helmick



Age: 66


Summary: president of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1985 to 1991 who changed the way the U.S.O.C. directed financial support to athletes, which many believed had a direct impact on the Americans' ability to win the medal count in games after 1992, but who was forced to resign because of perceived conflicts of interest.



Cause of Death: After a stroke


Born: March 5, 1937


Died: April 15, 2003


Location: Des Moines, Iowa