September 4, 2019

For the past couple decades or so, athletes participating in various sports under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”) and its National Governing Bodies (“NGBs”) who experienced sexual and other forms of abuse often felt they had no voice and no...

February 23, 2018

The traditional United States Olympic Committee pre-Olympic press conference is all about the Olympics which are about to begin.  But this year in PyeongChang it was different, very different.  The press conference was dominated by questions about the USOC’s handling o...

August 29, 2017

On the heels of a sexual abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics, there appears to be another brewing in the world of taekwondo.  Brothers and fellow Olympians, Steven and Jean Lopez are accused of sexually assaulting multiple women.  According to a report in the Washington Po...

February 23, 2017

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced on a recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment that she is crafting a bill that would establish clear protocol and require amateur athletics governing bodies, the organizations responsible for overseeing amateur sports nationwide, t...

August 29, 2016

USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus says U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and his three teammates face disciplinary action at home for their fabrications about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio.  The incident received worldwide attention, much to the annoyance of Brazilian, Olympics,...

August 22, 2016

In sharp contrast to the delays and confusion surrounding the International Olympic Committee’s handling of the Russian doping scandal, the Dutch Olympic Committee acted promptly and decisively in early August to expel one of its leading gymnasts from the rings competi...

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