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May 30, 2002
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Deja vu

Despite the headlines generated last winter when the head football coach at Notre Dame was caught padding his résumé, two more high-profile job holders were forced to step down over the past week for the exact same reason.

Sandra Baldwin quit as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee after admitting she had falsified information on her biographical summary.

Baldwin, 62, submitted her resignation shortly after offering a statement of apology and explanation to the organization's executive committee for lying about her academic credentials, according to the Washington Post. She told committee members that she did not graduate from the University of Colorado in 1962 or receive a doctorate from Arizona State in 1967, contrary to statements on her résumé.

Prior to the revelations, Baldwin had done much to enhance the USOC's stature in international sport, helping to change perceptions that the United States was isolationist and self-absorbed in the world of sport, the Post reports.

But the news of the discrepancies in her résumé disturbed some Olympic officials, including USOC executive committee members Jim Easton and Anita DeFrantz. Both were among several members who voiced their dismay at the perception and credibility problems created by Baldwin's fabrications, according to the newspaper.

Source: Washington Post

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