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There was one other contender for this highest honor in the giving of the governing body in track, field, and many other amateur sports, he being George W. InThe AAU also found itself under scrutiny over privacy of information of athletes. The AAU now serves as the governing body of numerous sports, including basketballboxing, gymnasticshandball, swimmingdivingwater polowrestlingweight liftingtrack and fieldbobsledding, luge, horseshoe pitchingjudo, baton twirling, and karate. There was a problem with your submission. After years of grumbling by athletes, the International Track Association was formed immediately after the Olympics to provide track and field athletes an opportunity to make money from their sporting efforts. Keep Exploring Britannica Lionel Messi. Indiana All of State of Indiana excepting Clark, Dearborn and Floyd Counties with the reservation that all wrestling therein be controlled by the Indiana District . Participants in the professional league were "banned for life" from the Olympics and their record breaking performances were never accepted. He was the first Jewish president of the Amateur Athletic Union.