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