Larry Nassar

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill That Will Protect Olympic Athletes

The “Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act” was passed by the House of Representatives and now awaits a signature from President Donald Trump.

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Senate Passes Bill To Bolster Oversight of Olympic Sports After Abuse Scandals

The U.S. Senate passed the act this week, increasing oversight of sports organizations after years of high-profile sexual abuse scandals.

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Betsy Mitchell: A Different Perspective On NCAA Athletics

Mitchell, an Olympic gold medalist, former Division I coach, and current Caltech athletic director, has seen swimming from all angles.

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Former USOPC Doctor Files Suit Alleging He Was Fired for Reporting Abuse

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.

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USA Gymnastics Proposes Settlement in Nassar Suits, Files Reorganization Plan

Under the proposed settlement, USA Gymnastics would pay out $215 million to hundreds of women who were abused by former doctor Larry Nassar.

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SwimSwam’s Top 15 U.S. Swimming Moments of the 2010s

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.

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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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