Archive for January, 2018

Some Things the House Energy and Commerce Committee Should Ask Olympics Chief Scott Blackmun When They Hold Promised Hearings on Sex Abuse at USA Swimming, USA Taekwondo, USA Gymnastics

Published January 30th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In response to the story of the cover-up of Dr. Larry Nassar by both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce says there will be broad hearings on sexual abuse across various youth sports bodies. The committee put on notice the heads of […]

House Energy and Commerce Committee Promises Hearing on Abuses in Swimming and Taekwondo, As Well As Gymnastics

Published January 26th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Congressman Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the committee’s bipartisan leadership have announced their intention to hold a hearing on sexual abuse in sports programs. The announcement, at https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/press-release/bipartisan-cmte-leaders-investigate-sexual-abuse-organized-sports/, specifically cites USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University, USA Swimming, and […]

The Good People of Ireland Seeking George Gibney Justice Need to Give One More Good Shot at Help From the Good People of America

Published January 26th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   (Video of my January 25 interview on Ireland’s Off the Ball: http://www.offtheball.com/Other-Sports/How-did-George-Gibney-get-into-the-US-and-can-he-be-extradited-Irvin-Muchnick.) For a long time I have held the view that the Irish victims of George Gibney — perhaps the most notorious at-large sex abuser in international sports history — along with their families and advocates, have done quite enough […]

Muchnick Discusses George Gibney on Ireland’s ‘Off the Ball’

Published January 25th, 2018, Uncategorized

“How did George Gibney get into the US and can he be extradited?” http://www.offtheball.com/Other-Sports/How-did-George-Gibney-get-into-the-US-and-can-he-be-extradited-Irvin-Muchnick     PREVIOUSLY:   GEORGE GIBNEY FOIA SUIT SETTLES AS GOVERNMENT ADMITS DECISION NOT TO DEPORT IRISH OLYMPIC SWIM COACH AFTER DENYING U.S. CITIZENSHIP — PLUS OTHER NEW INFO Published December 12th, 2017 Irish Legislator Maureen O’Sullivan Guest Column: ‘My Concern […]

Ireland’s ‘Off the Ball’ With Two-Part Coverage of the New Campaign For George Gibney Justice; Muchnick Interview Will Air Thursday

Published January 24th, 2018, Uncategorized

Today Ireland’s Off the Ball interviews Dr. Gary O’Toole, the Olympic swimmer and root Gibney whistleblower: http://www.offtheball.com/Other-Sports/Olympian-Gary-OToole-on-George-Gibney-He-snuck-into-my-bedroom.   “In December 2017 there were developments in the case involving Gibney and his application for a US Green Card, when the American journalist Irvin Muchnick had a partial victory in his Freedom of Information case against the US […]