The “Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act” was passed by the House of Representatives and now awaits a signature from President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Senate passed the act this week, increasing oversight of sports organizations after years of high-profile sexual abuse scandals.
Mitchell, an Olympic gold medalist, former Division I coach, and current Caltech athletic director, has seen swimming from all angles.
Former VP of sports medicine Bill Moreau filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was fired by the USOPC for questioning its handling of reported abuse.
Under the proposed settlement, USA Gymnastics would pay out $215 million to hundreds of women who were abused by former doctor Larry Nassar.
With the 2010-2019 decade officially ending, we’re looking back at the top 15 swimming moments of the past ten years from a U.S.-based lens.
The US Department of Justice is investigating several U.S. Olympic sport organizations over sexual abuse and potential financial misconduct, the WSJ reports.
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.
Despite resigning amid heavy criticism for his handling of major abuse scandals, former USOC CEO Scott Blackmun received severance pay of $2.4 million.
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.
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.”
USA Gymnastics, under fire from dozens of sex abuse lawsuits, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The USOC has filed an initial complaint to remove USA Gymnastics as the sport’s national governing body.
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.
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.