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  1. USOC wary of funding for unit investigating abuse

    The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee has serious concerns when it comes to funding an independent agency to investigate sex-abuse claims inside Olympic sports.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  2. USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus apologizes to sexual-abuse victims...

    USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus has apologized for the first time to victims of sexual abuse within the program.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  3. USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus withdraws from Hall of Fame induct...

    USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus has withdrawn from this year's International Swimming Hall of Fame induction class, a week after the release of a report that criticized the handling of sexual abuse cases by the organization under his leadership.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  4. USA Swimming board approves recommendations to protect underage s...

    USA Swimming's board of directors approved a list of recommendations from the Safe Sport Program Review Task Force, including the creation of an abuse victims' assistance fund.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  5. IOC to consider neutral body for whistleblowers

    The IOC will consider setting up an independent body that allows whistleblowers to report information on doping, match-fixing and sexual abuse without fear of reprisals.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Activists in court over access

    Two Russian activists have filed a lawsuit against the Sochi Olympics organizers after they were barred from attending the games, their lawyer said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  7. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Russian activists file lawsuit after pass ...

    Two Russian activists have filed a lawsuit against the Sochi Olympics organizers after they were barred from the Games.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  8. Changes to protect underage athletes from predatory coaches sugge...

    An independent review of USA Swimming's safe sport program paid for by the national governing body is recommending that 39 changes be made to better protect underage athletes from predatory coaches.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  9. Special-needs athletes vulnerable

    Steve Marantz

    A study finds that developmentally disabled children are 4.6 times as likely to be victimized as their nondisabled peers.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  10. Human rights concerns raised in Qatar before World Cup

    Jeff MacGregor

    Reports say Qatari migrant construction workers are unpaid and unfed. What will the U.S. company contracted to build the World Cup stadium do to avoid those conditions?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  11. Congressional staffers meet USA Swimming, USOC

    Congressional staffers have met with representatives of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming to discuss ways to reduce the risk of sexual abuse in youth sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  12. Richard Curl sentenced to seven years in prison for sexual abuse

    A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  13. England shaken by return of hooligan violence

    Associated Press

    A fan punches a police horse as the streets of Newcastle are turned into a battleground. Bloodied supporters brawl inside Wembley Stadium as weeping youngsters watch on. Fighting erupts at train stations as hooligans hurl racist abuse.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  14. Russia charges ex-Olympic committee official for abuse of office

    Russian prosecutors filed abuse of office charges against the former deputy head of the Russian Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  15. Czech fans banned for abuse of Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne S...

    A court in the Czech Republic has banned eight fans from a stadium for one year for racially abusing Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds in October when he was playing there during the NHL lockout.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  16. Second former skater accuses Andy Gabel of rape

    A second former speedskater has made sexual abuse accusations against Olympic medalist and former U.S. Speedskating president Andy Gabel, telling The Associated Press he raped her when she was 15.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013