USOC is the disgrace
This is such a classic weasil apology.
In a letter to cyclists Mike Friedman, Bobby Lea, Sarah Hammer and Jennie Reed, USOC Chief Executive Officer James E. Scherr said, “We apologize if you felt that the USOC or your National Governing Body did not appropriately support you through this incident, and you should rest assured it was not our intent.”
USOC isn't apologizing for their actions. They are saying they didn't do anything wrong and are only sorry that the cyclists misinterpritted the USOC's words. The record is pretty clear in this case that the USOC told the cyclist to wear the masks, then when the Chinese got offended sold the cyclists out rather than admitting it was the USOC's own adivsement. Hell, I actually lost respect for the USOC for not telling the Chinese to fix their polution problem rather than bitch about the masks.
James E. Scherr. PruDog's wanker of the day.