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August 27, 2013

NPR’s Report on USA Swimming Sex Abuse on the Eve of the Meeting on Capitol Hill

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/27/215972814/usa-swimming-to-review-sexual-misconduct-prevention-program   An OK piece, more than seven minutes in length, that misses two notable recent developments: – USA Swimming’s lobbying efforts, in combination with the […]
August 27, 2013

Congressman Miller Holds the Key to Unlocking USA Swimming’s Dirty Sex Abuse Secrets

by Irvin Muchnick   The story of the national disgrace of widespread coach sexual abuse and cover-up in our Olympic swimming program — first broken by […]
August 28, 2013

What to Expect Coming Out of Today’s Meeting Between USA Swimming and the Office of Congressman George Miller

by Irvin Muchnick   The rubber hits the road today for USA Swimming’s ramped-up $200,000 public relations campaign to give its beleaguered “safe sport” program mouth-to-mouth […]
August 28, 2013

Concussion Inc.’s Tim Joyce at The Hill on Congress and USA Swimming Sex Abuse

“Finally, Congress shows interest in USA Swimming sex abuse scandal” http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/319013-finally-congress-shows-interest-in-usa-swimming-sex-abuse-scandal#ixzz2dHjBPavB
August 29, 2013

House Education and the Workforce Staff Reaffirms That Congressman George Miller Is Going the Distance on the USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal

by Irvin Muchnick   “We had a productive meeting yesterday with USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee,” a member of Congressman George Miller’s staff on […]
August 30, 2013

USA Swimming Chief and ‘Personal Blogger’ Chuck Wielgus Assures One and All That the Congressional Investigation of His Organization Ain’t No Big Thing

Doubling down in defensiveness like the National Rifle Association, the beleaguered CEO of USA Swimming, Chuck Wielgus,  blogs today about yesterday’s meeting among swimming and Olympic […]
August 30, 2013

For Congressman George Miller and Everyone: A New Weekly Roundup of USA Swimming Sex Abuse Items

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   As the USA Swimming coach sexual abuse and cover-up scandal goes to Capitol Hill, we introduce a new weekly […]
August 30, 2013

Forget the NFL’s Dud of a Settlement — The Story Is the Slow Death of Public Football

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday a mediator announced a $765 million settlement in a lawsuit against the National Football League by 4,000 retired players. There’s a […]
August 31, 2013

Two Reactions to USA Swimming Chief Chuck Wielgus’ ‘We Called Congress, They Didn’t Call Us’ Blarney

by Irvin Muchnick   From the mother of a swimming sexual abuse victim: “Ask good ol” Chucky if he would invite parents and swimmers, currently involved […]