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USOC offers assistance after quake

Updated: March 15, 2011, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee have reached out to their counterparts in Japan to offer assistance in the wake of the earthquake that has killed thousands there.

At the USOC's quarterly board meeting Tuesday, CEO Scott Blackmun said he had sent letters to the leader of Japan's Olympic organizing committee offering help but has not yet received a response.

"We'd want to do anything we could within reason to help," Blackmun said. "To the extent we can pitch in, we'd ...

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