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July 26, 2021

From Ireland’s Broadsheet: ‘George Gibney and the Power of the Olympic Movement’

A reprint of the article here yesterday — the “director’s cut” of my February piece for the Colorado Springs Gazette.   Irvin Muchnick: Gibney And The Power […]
July 25, 2021

As Olympics Start, Read the Full History of Ireland’s 1984 and 1988 Swimming Coach George Gibney — Most Notorious At-Large Sex Criminal in Sports History

This article adapts and expands on the one originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on February 27 under the headline “Podcasts stir new abuse allegations […]
July 18, 2021

Meet the Fabulous Djang Boys, Stars of U.S. Masters Swimming — And Learn How USA Swimming’s Carelessness With Sexual Abuse Endangers Both Children and Adults

by Irvin Muchnick In 1999, Swimming World magazine reported: “New Mexico Masters Phillipp (Lincoln) Djang set a world mark in the men’s 45-49 100m back, his […]
July 12, 2021

End of an Error: Screen Actors Guild Health Plan Finally Settles Stuntwoman Leslie Hoffman’s Long-Running Disability Dispute For $125,000

Concluding an administrative, then court fight across nearly 20 years, disabled Hollywood stuntwoman Leslie Hoffman — stunt double for the Queen Elizabeth character in Naked Gun, […]
July 1, 2021

USA Swimming’s Struggle to Cover Up Its Sexual Abuse Crisis (full text from Salon)

The article below was originally published at Salon on June 26, at https://www.salon.com/2021/06/26/troubled-waters-usa-swimmings-struggle-to-cover-up-its-sexual-abuse-crisis/. This version reflects that, subsequent to original publication, Sean Hutchison contacted Concussion Inc. […]
June 27, 2021

Takeaways From My Salon Article on the Background of the Federal Grand Jury Investigation of USA Swimming For Cover-Ups of Coach Sexual Abuse

Yesterday Salon published “USA Swimming’s struggle to cover up its sexual abuse crisis,” https://www.salon.com/2021/06/26/troubled-waters-usa-swimmings-struggle-to-cover-up-its-sexual-abuse-crisis/. Here are some bullets. Jack Swarbrick, the Zelig of sports abuse management, […]
Concussion Inc. - Author Irvin Muchnick