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November 18, 2013

Dear USA Swimming Board and Execs: Give Us a Clue As to What Whistleblower Mike Saltzstein’s ‘Agenda’ Is. Child Safety, Perhaps?

From: Irvin Muchnick To: Bruce Stratton; Mary Jo Swalley Cc: Chuck Wielgus; Mike Unger; Susan Woessner Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 7:51 AM Subject: Media inquiry Per […]
November 19, 2013

‘Casualties of the Gridiron’ Video Series Kicks Off

While a few documentaries take up most of the space, many filmmakers from diverse perspectives have devoted the last several years to compiling a record of […]
November 19, 2013

Feminist Majority Foundation’s Open Call to Assist Congressman Miller’s Investigation of USA Swimming

A widely distributed message last week: The Feminist Majority Foundation is sending this email relative to our September 2013 news regarding sexual abuse in USA swimming. […]
November 20, 2013

‘Wrestling Babylon’ Book Bonus: What My Uncle Sam Muchnick and I Were Doing on 11/22/63

For the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, I am reprinting below Chapter 1 of my 2007 book, WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, […]
November 20, 2013

Sports Parent Bloggers Are Failing America’s Kids in Future-of-Football Debate

by Irvin Muchnick   Jim Litke, national sports columnist for the Associated Press, strikes pure gold in his new column, “Youth Football Could Lose the Numbers […]
November 21, 2013

National Olympic Chief Blackmun Holds Up Sex Scandal-Plagued U.S. Speedskating — Like USA Swimming — As a ‘Model’ Governing Body. Some Model.

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Congressman George Miller’s investigation of USA Swimming approaches a crossroads as we await release of a report by the […]
November 22, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: USA Swimming Closed File on Heinous Coach Sex Abuse Allegations — Five Days After Victim’s Mother Discussed Case With Consultant Victor Vieth

by Tim Joyce and Irvin Muchnick   A Western Massachusetts mother who lodged formal complaints to USA Swimming that her daughter was violently and serially raped […]
November 23, 2013

BULLETIN: With Congress Investigating, USA Swimming Issues Lifetime Ban of 64-Year-Old Rapist Coach Mitch Ivey

by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. has learned that on Thursday, USA Swimming’s National Board of Review ruled that legendary coach Mitch Ivey, now 64, is […]
November 23, 2013

Links to Concussion Inc.’s Coverage of Belatedly Banned Swim Coach Mitch Ivey

We just reported that USA Swimming has banned Mitch Ivey. Here are links, in chronological order, to how we have reported the Ivey story over the […]