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) http://ConcussionInc.net .

 

NFLCSFacts@NFLObjectors

@irvmuch has been exposing the dark side of athletic for more than decade. Started with football, then swimming, diving? and amps up on speed skating. Nothing special about Gymnastics but the ladies decided to lay waste to those abusing power. https://twitter.com/irvmuch?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fconcussioninc.net%2F …

 

Irvin Muchnick@irvmuch

Replying to @NFLObjectors

I very much appreciate your kind comments. I’d add only that there IS something very special about the brave young women of @USAGym and there’s also something special about the excellent work of @markalesia and the team at the @indystar.

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

CBC Investigation: Ex-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach’s alleged sexual relationships with skaters.
Story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.4495942

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux 29m29 minutes ago

A former U.S. speed skater says she reported allegations to Speed Skating Canada in November that head coach Michael Crowe had sexual relationships with several of his athletes when he coached elite skaters south of the border in the 1990s and early 2000s.

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

A second U.S. speed skater has come forward to CBC News alleging she was in a relationship with Crowe when he coached her at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

I’ve spent the last three days talking to former US speed skaters who had ties to Michael Crowe while he was coaching there in the 80s 90s and 2000s

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

Speaking publicly for the first time, Chantal Cermak told
@CBCNews she had a two-year relationship with Crowe when he was her coach in the early 1990s. She was in her mid-20s and made it to the 1994 Lillehammer Games.

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

Cermak says she now views the relationship as an abuse of power and wrong.

“I can see that it wasn’t just a relationship between two adults,” she said. “This is someone who uses his power over vulnerable athletes. And for me, I always wanted his approval.”

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

Former US speed skater Eva Rodansky says Speed skating Canda’s CEO Susan Auch advised her in November to contact their confidential harassment hotline to provide details about her allegations.

 

Devin HerouxVerified account @Devin_Heroux

She says Speed Skating Canada also encouraged her to advise other former athletes on the U.S. team to come forward if they have additional information.

 

Irvin Muchnick@irvmuch

As the story of defrocked U.S. Olympic speedskating head coach Michael Crowe — now under investigation and on leave in the same role in Canada — blows up, http://ConcussionInc.net  will have this follow-up: (cont.)

 

Irvin Muchnick@irvmuch

What did whistleblower Eva Rodansky tell @USSpeedskating‘s Sidley Austin law firm about Michael Crowe during the investigation of the sexual abuse of disgraced legend Andy Gabel? That will be next at http://ConcussionInc.net .

 

 

 

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Guest Columnist Eva Rodansky on Why the USOC Is To Blame For U.S. Speedskating’s Olympic Woes in Sochi

Published March 14th, 2014
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National Olympic Chief Blackmun Holds Up Sex Scandal-Plagued U.S. Speedskating — Like USA Swimming — As a ‘Model’ Governing Body. Some Model.

Published November 21st, 2013
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Olympic Hopeful Turned 50-Year Abuse Survivor — In an Exclusive Interview, Speed Skating’s 1960s Golden Girl, Vickie Swanson, Explains Why She Disappeared

Published November 5th, 2015
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