Irv's Blog

April 18, 2024

USA Gymnastics’ Larry Nassar Abuse Survivors Settle With Justice Department for $100 Million. My Upcoming Book Chronicles the Parallel and Even More Sprawling USA Swimming Abuse Scandals.

In the news: “Lawyers for Nassar assault survivors have reached $100M deal with Justice Department,” My book UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA […]
April 12, 2024

“Parents have the power to compel Congress to act to protect young athletes” … Full text from Chicago Tribune Op-Ed

This article was first published on March 13 at   by Irvin Muchnick   Just months before the Paris Summer Olympics, the little-noticed Commission on […]
April 11, 2024

“Congressional commission proposals to curb sports coach sexual abuse are rooted in Bay Area” … Full text from Beyond Chron

This article was first published on March 18 at   by Irvin Muchnick   After a whitewash 2014 “independent review” of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport […]
April 9, 2024

“America’s amateur sports are plagued with scandal: Is reform finally coming?” … Full text from Salon

This article was first published on March 10 at   by Irvin Muchnick   The Commission on the State of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic […]
April 5, 2024

My Shot on the ‘Alarmist’ Podcast, Discussing the 2007 Chris Benoit Double Murder-Suicide

Thank you to writer-comedian Rebecca Delgado-Smith and everyone on her quirky podcast “The Alarmist,” for having me this week as their “guest expert” pontificating on the […]
April 3, 2024

U.S. Center for Safe Sport Tries Marginal Changes to Head off Recommendations of Congressional Commission

PREVIOUSLY: “Is Real Reform at Hand to Curb Youth Coach Sexual Abuse? … Today at Salon,” March 10, “Irvin Muchnick: Parents have the power to […]
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