Archive for May, 2015

‘Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope For Investigating Corruption in USA Swimming’ — today at Beyond Chron

Published May 28th, 2015, Uncategorized

The Swiss bust and extradition to the U.S. of 14 officials of FIFA, the international soccer organization, on corruption charges offers the faintest ripple of hope in investigations of USA Swimming and its global parent, FINA — the largest historical nest of sex abusers outside the Catholic Church. Granted, the death toll in swimming is […]

‘Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope for Investigating Corruption in Swimming — Where Someone Died’

Published May 27th, 2015, Uncategorized

The headline above will be over my piece tomorrow for Beyond Chron.

‘Abuse in Youth Sports an Issue for Congress’ — today at the Denver Post

Published May 26th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick The May 15 commentary at the Denver Post site by Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming’s executive director, is both misleading and a disservice to America’s 400,000 club swimmers and 12,000 coaches. Simply put, this is an attempt by a thoroughly discredited figure to change the conversation regarding federal executive and legislative branch investigations […]

Muchnick Appeals Government’s Rejection of George Gibney Immigration Records FOIA

Published May 21st, 2015, Uncategorized

  Concussion Inc. today filed an appeal of the response of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to our Freedom of Information Act request for the visa and green card files of George Gibney. The text of the administrative appeal letter is below. The texts of the government’s FOIA response letter, plus this appeal, are viewable […]

U.S. Speedskating Dissidents Resubmit Proposal to Ban Accused Molester Andy Gabel

Published May 14th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The U.S. Speedskating Congress, in Minneapolis this weekend, faces a renewed push to revoke the membership of sport great Andy Gabel, who is rather conclusively established as having sexually abused Bridie Farrell and other underage skaters under his supervision. At the bottom of this post are links to our past coverage, […]