Larry Nassar

Department of Justice Investigating Olympic Sports Over Sexual Misconduct

The US Department of Justice is investigating several U.S. Olympic sport organizations over sexual abuse and potential financial misconduct, the WSJ reports.

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Senate Bill Would Reform SafeSport, Mandate More Athlete Representation & More

A Congressional panel found the USOPC and USA Gymnastics to have covered up abuse by Larry Nassar. Two Senators are introducing a bill to reform the USOPC.

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Scandal-Wracked Former USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Received $2.4 Million Severance

Despite resigning amid heavy criticism for his handling of major abuse scandals, former USOC CEO Scott Blackmun received severance pay of $2.4 million.

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USOC Reorganizes Leadership, Critics Express ‘Disappointment’

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced some changes to its staff this week, touting the changes as focused on making the organization more responsive to athletes. But one of the organization’s chief critics, the Committee to Restore Integrity, immediately expressed “disappointment” that the reorganization didn’t include more major reforms.

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House Report Reveals Failures By USOC To Protect Athletes

A report from Congress created after a yearlong investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and its national governing bodies showed “a number of breakdowns and failures in the system to protect athletes.”

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USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy As Lawsuits Pile Up

USA Gymnastics, under fire from dozens of sex abuse lawsuits, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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USOC Files to Decertify USA Gymnastics as Sport’s Governing Body

The USOC has filed an initial complaint to remove USA Gymnastics as the sport’s national governing body.

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Former USA Gymnastics Boss Arrested, Accused of Evidence Tampering

Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny was arrested this week and accused of evidence tampering during an investigation into sex abuse allegations within the sport.

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Amid Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim CEO Steps Down After Five Days

USA Gymnastics CEO Mary Bono stepped down today amid heavy criticism from athletes, just five days after she was named CEO of the gymnastics federation.

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USOC Hires Golf Exec Sarah Hirschland As New CEO

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Sarah Hirschland as its new CEO. Hirschland was previously the chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association.

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USOC Gives $1.3 Million Grant To Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Victims

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has announced a $1.3 million grant to the Athlete Assistance Fund, aimed at providing financial assistance to gymnasts who were victims of sexual abuse within the sport.

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Michigan State Comes To $500 Million Settlement With Nassar Victims

Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with victims of Larry Nassar, the former MSU doctor who admitted to sexually abusing women under the pretense of medical treatment.

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USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey To Testify For Congress On Sex Abuse In Sport

USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey is one of several sports executives scheduled to testify for Congress about sexual abuse in Olympic sports, USA Today reports.

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Phelps: Volevo Farla Finita, Il Comitato Olimpico US Deve Fare Di Più

In una recente intervista con David Axelrod, conduttore del podcast della CNN The Ax Files , Michael Phelps ha dichiarato che il Comitato Olimpico degli Stati Uniti…

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Michigan State Spent $500,000 Tracking Nassar Victims & Journalists

Michigan State University paid a public-relations firm upwards of $500,000 to keep track of and report on the social media activity of Larry Nassar’s victims and some journalists covering the case.

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