Archive for January, 2018

Story of Defrocked U.S. Olympic Speedskating Coach Michael Crowe Blows Up at Speed Skating Canada … A Twitter Feed

Published January 19th, 2018, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick‏ @irvmuch When the Michael Crowe speedskating coach abuse scandal breaks out as a huge story — and it will, sooner than you know — remember that the root information comes from (a) whistleblower Eva Rodansky and (b) .   NFLCSFacts‏ @NFLObjectors @irvmuch has been exposing the dark side of athletic for more […]

What American Speedskating Abuse Whistleblower Eva Rodansky Wrote About Busted Canadian Olympic Coach Michael Crowe — 12 Years Ago

Published January 18th, 2018, Uncategorized

Yesterday we forwarded the CBC’s important — and potentially huge — story on Speed Skating Canada’s investigation and placing on leave of national team coach Michael Crowe. As more details emerge, bear in mind that the reasons Crowe got kicked out of the U.S. speedskating program are no mystery. Former skater Eva Rodansky is the […]

US Speedskating Bad Actor Michael Crowe Is Shelved by Speed Skating Canada

Published January 17th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Virtually on the eve of the opening of the Winter Olympics, Speed Skating Canada has launched an investigation of national team head coach Michael Crowe — who had assumed that position in 2015 after being fired by US Speedskating — and placed him on leave. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Devin Heroux […]

Helping Figures Like George Gibney Cross National Borders Is at the Heart of the American Swimming Coaches Association’s Business Model

Published January 16th, 2018, Uncategorized

Plaintiff Irvin Muchnick is a freelance journalist investigating sexual abuse in amateur sports. Quite naturally, he wants information about Gibney. See Muchnick Decl. (dkt. 17-1) ¶ 2. He hopes to uncover how American authorities allowed an alleged sexual predator to enter and reside in the United States despite the scandal swirling around him in his […]

Rapist Former Irish Olympic Swimming Coach George Gibney Has to Be on USA Swimming’s Secret ‘Flagged’ List — That Is, Unless the List Doesn’t Even Exist. Congress Could Tell Us.

Published January 15th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday Concussion Inc. published the 2010 deposition of Chuck Wielgus, during which the since-deceased chief executive of USA Swimming allowed that “Yeah, I think I’ve heard the name” George Gibney. Today we go deeper with another deposition remark. Wielgus was asked whether Gibney either would be appearing on USA Swimming’s soon-to-be-published […]