Ski Group Calls for Helmick, Schiller to Resign
Leading officials of United States Ski Assn. Tuesday called for the immediate resignation of Robert Helmick, U.S. Olympic Committee president, and Harvey Schiller, executive director, in an open letter to the USOC executive committee.
Helmick, who is under scrutiny because of concern that some of his private business arrangements represent a conflict of interest, said Saturday that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires next year.
The letter, signed by Thomas Weisel, chairman of U.S. Skiing, Howard Peterson, president, and Whiting Willauer, a USOC director, demanded the opening of USOC records to determine if there have been any violations of organizational policy. It also called for an independent and permanent review process to be established, the restructuring of the USOC Committee and a thorough review of all officers’ business dealings.