University of Texas settles Olympics lawsuits

AUSTIN (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle two lawsuits over an Olympic Games archive by paying a foundation $405,000 and issuing a VIP parking pass.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Tuesday that UT agreed to pay the Foundation for Global Sports Development. The university gave foundation trustee Steven Ungerleider VIP access to campus. It also promised to retain him as a founding member of an advisory board and provide him with previously confidential information about the archive.

The 2013 lawsuits stemmed from a canceled plan for UT to borrow, catalog and digitize a massive archive Olympic records from McGill University in Canada. A UT spokesman says Ungerleider’s appointment as an unpaid research fellow will not be renewed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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