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May 22, 2024

For Congress, Doping Violations in the Chinese Olympic Program Are a Job for the FBI. As for Sexual Abuse in Our Own … We’ll Get Back to You.

by Irvin Muchnick   The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party – yes, there is such […]
May 1, 2024

ECW Press Announces September Publication Date for ‘UNDERWATER: The Greed-Soaked Tale of Sexual Abuse in USA Swimming and Around the Globe’

April 24, 2024

University of Texas Hires of Head Swimming Coach Bob Bowman and Assistant Erik Posegay Trigger Look Back at Michael Phelps’s North Baltimore Aquatic Club

by Irvin Muchnick   Bob Bowman, well known as the coach of Michael Phelps, history’s greatest ever Olympic swimmer, has jumped from Arizona State University to […]
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,” https://www.npr.org/2024/04/18/1245491081/lawyers-for-nassar-assault-survivors-have-reached-100m-deal. 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 https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/13/opinion-usa-swimming-coach-abuse-youth-sports-congress-reforms/.   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 https://beyondchron.org/congressional-commission-proposals-to-curb-sports-coach-sexual-abuse-have-bay-area-roots/.   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 https://www.salon.com/2024/03/10/americas-amateur-sports-are-plagued-with-scandal-is-reform-finally-coming/.   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, https://concussioninc.net/?p=15460 “Irvin Muchnick: Parents have the power to […]
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