Sad news for Ueberroth fans. Speculation had been rife that the former U.S. Olympic Committee chairman is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 81, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 21/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouPeter was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Peter Ueberroth was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouPeter”
— @universalObserver, 20 Feb 2019
“Didn't Peter Ueberroth retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 20 Feb 2019
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