What Whistleblower Eva Rodansky Told US Speedskating’s Law Firm Five Years Ago About Coach Michael Crowe — Now Under Investigation in Canada

Published January 22nd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In a significant breakthrough against worldwide ignorance of the cross-national aspects of coach abuse, the CBC in Canada has a big get: The Olympic speedskating head coach Michael Crowe was put on leave pending an investigation by Speed Skating Canada of allegations against him dating back to his days in the […]

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 […]

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

Published March 14th, 2014, Uncategorized

While the main focus of Concussion Inc. is the sexual abuse scandals in USA Swimming, we recognize that many of the problems of swimming are also evident, in various ways, in other amateur sports. Indeed, that is one more reason why Congress needs to investigate the subject thoroughly, hold the appropriate leaders accountable, and reform […]

Speed Skating Canada, Like US Speedskating Before It, Parts Ways With Michael Crowe, But Doesn’t Clarify Misconduct Allegations

Published May 5th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Speed Skating Canada recently terminated for good its head coach, Michael Crowe. The sport body had suspended Crowe virtually on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics amidst allegations that he had conducted himself inappropriately with the athletes he supervised. As Concussion Inc. has chronicled, Crowe started with the U.S. program […]

While the World Watches, Sarah Ehekircher’s Case and Others Move Forward at the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Published March 28th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Sarah Ehekircher, who accuses her old swimming coach Scott MacFarland of grooming and abusing her from the age of 17 more than 30 years ago, yesterday told me that the U.S. Center for SafeSport had told her it received the USA Swimming files of the 2010 investigation and National Board of […]