When Peter Vidmar, who won two gold medals in gymnastics in the 1984
Olympics, was chosen to be the United States’ chef de mission for next
year’s London Games, the chairman of the
called him a natural leader and an extraordinary individual.
Yet Vidmar, who has been involved with the Olympic movement for more
than 20 years, lasted in the role for only eight days. He resigned last
Friday after several reports revealed that he had supported initiatives
He said he stepped down because he did not want any controversy over
his opinions to overshadow the United States team.
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