The first commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, Asa Smith Bucknell III served as secretary treasurer of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1945 to 1965 and received the USOC’s Olympic Torch Award in 1966 for his contributions to the Olympic Movement.
After an athletic career that included participating in the decathlon and pentathlon at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, Avery Brundage started a business career. He later served as president of the American Olympic Association and then was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972.
Bud Greenspan’s first film was a 15-minute documentary on gold medal weightlifter John Davis, whom he met working as an extra in the Metropolitan Opera chorus. Greenspan would go on to document every Olympic Games from 1984 to 2010, winning eight Emmy Awards. He was inducted into the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Order.