Another Empty Congressional Hearing About Sexual Abuse In Sports Came And Went 

With many of the cameras and reporters gone, the fourth Senate hearing about sexual abuse in Olympic sports took on a different tone. There was no yelling. There was no demanding of answers. CEOs of the organizations that oversee Olympic sports had a few chuckles. The grandstanding was gone, just the empty gestures of…

The Third Congressional Hearing Into The Larry Nassar Scandal Was Just More Political Theater 

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened today its third hearing looking into the Larry Nassar scandal, as well as the people and institutions that enabled him to sexually abuse athletes for years under the guise of medical treatment. This one, entitled “Strengthening and Empowering U.S.…

SafeSport, The USOC's Attempt To Stop Child Abuse, Is Set Up To Fail—Just Like It Was Supposed To

As he was questioned by lawyers in 2015 over and over again about what he did and did not know about sexual abuse suffered by Olympic athletes, then-U.S. Olympic Committee lawyer Gary Johansen made a choice. No matter the question, no matter which lawyer asked it, Johansen did not say “child abuse,” he did not say…

USOC Will Not Make Personnel Changes Until After Independent Investigation Into Their Handling Of Larry Nassar

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Hours before the opening ceremony, United States Olympic Committee board of directors chairman Larry Probst opened the organization’s first press conference of the Pyeongchang Olympics with an acknowledgement. “I want to address upfront what many of you came here rightly to discuss,” he said,…

How Colorado Springs (And A Former Cold War Tactical Room) Became The Home Of The United States Olympic Committee

Fast Company published a fascinating article today, which details how the United States Olympic Committee came to make its home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after winning control over amateur Olympic athletes from the NCAA and Amateur Athletic Union. It's worth a read, especially for all you Olympiphiles out there.