• texas Dec 11, 2018

    U.S. Olympic Committee Fires Chief of Sport Performance Alan Ashley Because of His Silence in Larry Nassar Sex-abuse Case

    The U.S. Olympic Committee fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report released Monday that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them.

  • Congress May 23, 2018

    USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry Testifies to Congress on Athlete Sex Abuse

    The head of USA Gymnastics and other Olympic organizations went up against Congress on Wednesday in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal involving former Dr. Larry Nassar that rocked the sports industry, facing tough questions and criticism on their responsibility for the crimes of the past and what they are doing to prevent abuse going forward. USAG President and...

  • coach May 10, 2018

    Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Illustrate USOC's Difficult Path

    Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades’ worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled...

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    US Olympic Committee CEO Resigns, Citing Health Problems

    The embattled CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee resigned Wednesday, citing health problems, as the organization announced new initiatives to protect athletes from abuse. Scott Blackmun, who has headed the committee since 2010, has been under fire for weeks in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. He did not attend the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea,...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Remaining USA Gymnastics Board to Resign After USOC Demand

    Following the United States Olympic Committee’s demand, the remaining USA Gymnastic board members will resign, a spokeswoman for the gymnatics group said Friday. USOC demanded that USA Gymnastics meet six conditions — including the resignation of its entire board by the end of next week — or else face decertification. Additional measures include requiring all staff and board members to...

  • United States Dec 22, 2017

    Olympic Committee CEO Apologizes, Says He Was Unaware of Extent of Abuse

    The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the full scope of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in a case involving the now-imprisoned former team doctor. CEO Scott Blackmun...

  • CEO Aug 22, 2016

    Ryan Lochte Begins Losing Endorsements After Rio Incident

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte lost two sponsorships on Monday and won’t have a third one renewed in the wake of his late-night altercation at the Rio Olympics, which he initially reported as an armed robbery. Swimsuit maker Speedo USA and mattress maker Airweave announced that they are dropping Lochte days after the 12-time Olympic swimming medalist apologized for his actions,...

  • CEO Aug 20, 2016

    Preview: Matt Lauer's Exclusive Interview With Ryan Lochte

    “When you spoke with me on Wednesday night by phone, you didn’t tell me the whole truth,” Matt Lauer said to U.S. swimmer Lochte in an exclusive one-on-one interview, airing in part Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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