USOC study: US Olympic athletes project best image
The U.S. Olympic Committee has released a study showing Olympic
athletes most positively represent the U.S., followed by Major
League Baseball players.
The USOC released the poll Tuesday, saying the numbers prove the
federation’s sponsors get good value for their money.
The survey, conducted by a research partner of the USOC’s, was
conducted in April, less than two months after America’s
record-setting performance of 37 medals for a Winter Olympics at
the Vancouver Games.
One of the questions asked to more than 3,000 respondents was
which athletes most positively represent the United States to the
world: 90 percent said USOC athletes, while baseball players came
in second with 30 percent of the vote.