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Former MLS commissioner ousted as track chief
New York Times, September 14th, 2010 11:07AM

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Doug Logan, MLS's first commissioner, was fired as USA Track & Field's chief executive after two years on the job. The move came as the governing body decided plans outlined by Logan to prepare for the 2012 Olympics weren't meeting their goals.

Stephanie Hightower, the USA Track and Field board president, said there wasn't the money support Logan's Project 30 plan to win 30 medals in London. Project 30? Sound familiar? During Logan's MLS tenure, it launched the Project 40 development program.

“I disagree that I didn’t generate the revenues,” Logan said. “In the eyes of some, it wasn’t enough. Others are entitled to their opinions. I hold my head high for what we accomplished so far.”

Logan had no background in U.S. track & field, a universe he described as having "800 independent contractors that I have to deal with one on one."

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