THE BIG PICTURE: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Assembly coming

The annual U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly will take place at the end of the week from 20-22 September in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Colorado Springs Gazette ran a long story last Friday about the “demands for change” being made on the organization, but the reality is that a significant part of the meeting will simply be introductions to the USOC’s new chiefs: new chief executive Sarah Hirshland and new Board chair (recently interim CEO) Susanne Lyons.

True, the sex abuse scandal will be widely discussed, but don’t think that the constant theme of “we [name or organization] need more money” won’t be as front and center as it ever has. Just the names on the checks may change.