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Rulon Gardner named to The Sporting News' 100 Most Powerful list in sports



Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Rulon Gardner (Afton,Wyo./Sunkist Kids) was named to The Sporting News' 100 Most Powerful list in sports. Professional golfer Tiger Woods was named No. 1 by the magazine. Gardner was ranked No. 80 in the annual selection of sports industry leaders. He was one of only five athletes on the list, joined by Woods (No. 1), baseball player Alex Rodriguez (No. 43), tennis player Anna Kornikova (No. 76) and basketball player Shaquille O'Neil (No. 90). Gardner was the only amateur athlete on the list, as the other four athletes are professional sports superstars. According to The Sporting News' web page, " Gardner provided the most galvanizing moment of the Games when he beat the 'unbeatable' Russian, Alexander Kareline. " Gardner defeated Kareline, a three-time Olympic champion and nine-time World champion, in the gold-medal finals at 286 pounds in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Sydney Olympic Games. Kareline had never lost a match on the international level until Gardner's outstanding achievement. Since the Games have ended, Gardner has been a popular public figure, appearing on numerous national television shows and other public appearances. TSN's 100 MOST POWERFUL 1. TIGER WOODS, golfer 2. PAUL TAGLIABUE, Commissioner, National Football League 3. RUPERT MURDOCH, CEO, News Corp. 4. DAVID STERN, Commissioner, National Basketball 5. PHILIP KNIGHT, Chairman and CEO, Nike 6. GEORGE STEINBRENNER, Principal owner, New York Yankees 7. MARK McCORMACK, Founder and CEO, IMG 8. BUD SELIG, Commissioner, Major League Baseball 9. AUGUST BUSCH IV, Group vice president, marketing and wholesale operations, Anheuser-Busch ANTHONY T. PONTURO, VP of corporate media and sports marketing, Anheuser-Busch 10. DICK EBERSOL, Chairman, NBC Sports and NBC Olympics 11. CHARLES DOLAN, Chairman, Cablevision JAMES DOLAN, CEO, Cablevision 12. GEORGE BODENHEIMER, President, ESPN 13. DONALD FEHR, Executive director, MLBPA 14. SEAN McMANUS, President, CBS Sports 15. GARY BETTMAN, Commissioner, National Hockey League 16. STEVE CASE, Chairman, AOL Time Warner (pending) 17. JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH, President, International Olympic Committee 18. PAUL BEESTON, Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball 19. CHASE CAREY, Chairman/CEO, Fox Television 20. BILL FRANCE JR., Chairman, board of directors, NASCAR; chairman, ISC 21. JOHN G. MIDDLEBROOK, Vice president/GM, vehicle brand marketing, General Motors Corp. 22. ROBERT D. KAIN, Senior executive VP, IMG; COO, IMG's North 23. CHARLES FRUIT, VP/director of media and marketing assets, Coca-Cola 24. MICHAEL EISNER, Chairman/CEO, Disney 25. JOHN MALONE, Chairman, Liberty Media 26. DAVID FALK, Chairman, SFX Sports Group 27. DAVID D'ALESSANDRO, CEO, John Hancock 28. FRANK CRAIGHILL, Worldwide chairman, Octagon 29. PHILIP ANSCHUTZ, Owner, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Staples Center 30. TOM CONDON, President, IMG Football 32. LEIGH STEINBERGk, CEO, Assante Sports Management Group 33. TIM FINCHEM, Commissioner, PGA Tour 34. MIKE HELTON, President, NASCAR 35. GENE UPSHAW, Executive director, NFLPA 36. SCOTT BORAS, Sports attorney; founder, Scott Boras Corp. 37. TED TURNER, Vice chairman, AOL Time Warner (pending) 38. ROGER GOODELL, Executive VP for business, properties and club services, NFL 39. RICHARD POUND, Vice president, International Olympic Committee 40. EDDY HARTENSTEIN, President, DirecTV 41. RUSS GRANIK, Deputy commissioner, NBA 42. MITT ROMNEY, President/CEO, Salt Lake Organizing Committee 43. ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Shortstop 44. CEDRIC DEMPSEY, President, NCAA 45. TED LEONSIS, President, AOL Interactive Properties Group; owner,Washington Capitals; minority owner, Washington Wizards, MCI Center 46. PHIL de PICCIOTTO, President of athlete representation, Octagon 47. SCOTT BLACKMUN, Acting CEO, USOC 48. JEFFREY MOORAD, Managing director, Assante Sports Management Group 49. JIM DELANY, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference ROY KRAMER, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference 50. BILL ALLARD, President/COO, SFX Sports Group 51. JACQUES ROGGE, Member, executive committee, International Olympic Committee 52. MICHAEL JORDAN, President of basketball operations, Washington Wizards 53. HARVEY SCHILLER, Chairman/CEO, YankeeNets 54. SANDY ALDERSON, Executive VP, baseball operations, Major League Baseball 55. TIM BROSNAN, Executive VP/business, Major League Baseball 56. TERRY McGUIRK, Chairman/CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. 57. TOM JERNSTEDT, Senior vice president, NCAA 58. VINCE McMAHON, Chairman, World Wrestling Federation; co-executive producer, XFL. 59. BARRY FRANK, Senior corporate VP, IMG 60. JERRY COLANGELO, Chairman/CEO, Phoenix Suns; managing general 61. MARK LAZARUS, President, Turner Sports 62. SONNY VACCARO, Consultant to the president, adidas America 63. STEPHEN UNGER, Managing director, Heidrick and Struggles 64. WILLIAM DALY, Executive VP and chief legal officer, NHL 65. BRIAN FRANCE, Senior VP, NASCAR 66. WILLIAM HYBL, Chairman, USOC; member, IOC 67. DAVID FILO and JERRY YANG, Co-founders, Yahoo! 68. MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, Men's basketball coach, Duke University 69. JEFF SHELL, President/CEO, Fox Cable Networks 70. SHYAM DAS, Arbitrator, Major League Baseball 71. LEE ANN DALY, Senior VP, marketing, ESPN 72. DAVE CHECKETTS, CEO, Madison Square Garden 73. JIM ROME, Talk-show host 74. MICHAEL BARNETT, President, IMG Hockey 75. MICHAEL LEVY, Founder and CEO, CBS SportsLine.com 76. ANNA KOURNIKOVA, Tennis player 77. JOHN SWOFFORD, Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference 78. JOHN MANLEY, Industry minister, Canada 79. JERRY JONES, President and general manager, Dallas Cowboys 80. RULON GARDNER, Olympic gold medalist, Greco-Roman wrestling 81. STAN KASTEN, President, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and 82. ANDY VAN HELLEMOND, Director of Officiating, NHL 83. DAVID PRICE, Vice president for enforcement and student-athlete reinstatement, NCAA 85. MICHAEL LYNCH, Vice president of event marketing, Visa USA 86. DON OHLMEYER, Producer and analyst, ABC Monday Night Football DENNIS MILLER, Analyst, ABC Monday Night Football 87. BOB GOODENOW, Executive director, NHLPA 88. BOBBY BURTON, Recruiting analyst TOM LEMMING, Recruiting analyst 89. BOB COSTAS, Sportscaster, NBC 90. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, Center, Los Angeles Lakers 91. HAROLD HENDERSON, Executive vice president for labor relations; chair, management council, NFL 92. MORRIS ENGELBERG, Executor, Joe DiMaggio's estate 93. TODD AMORDE, Chair, Screen Actors Guild strike committee 94. ADAM SILVER, President and COO, NBA Entertainment 95. DONNA LOPIANO, Executive director, Womens Sports Foundation 96. JEFF KNAPPLE, President and CEO, Envision 97. WILLIAM KITCHEN, Provincial Court Judge, British Columbia 98. VAL ACKERMAN, President, WNBA 99. WILLIAM HUNTER, Executive director, NBPA 100. FRED TRAUBE, Record promoter
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