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June 1, 2015

Federal Government Updates on Swimming Investigations

by Irvin Muchnick   Government Accountability Office Report on Amateur Sports Sexual Abuse Now-retired Congressman George Miller requested this report in June 2013. GAO spokesperson Chuck […]
June 2, 2015

Ding-Dong, the Wicked Witch Is Dead at FIFA

But Chuck Wielgus, unbelievably, remains in charge at USA Swimming. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-fc-yahoo/sepp-blatter-resigns-as-fifa-president-165551478.html
June 2, 2015

‘Director’s Cut’ of Muchnick’s Op-Ed at the Denver Post: ‘USA Swimming’s Wielgus Has No Credibility — Reform Is a Job For Congress’

Last week the Denver Post published my commentary in response to one by USA Swimming boss Chuck Wielgus a week and a half earlier. Below is […]
June 4, 2015

‘Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope For Investigating Corruption in Swimming’ (full text)

Originally published May 28 at http://www.beyondchron.org/global-soccer-arrests-give-hope-for-investigating-corruption-in-swimming-where-someone-died/.   Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope For Investigating Corruption in Swimming by Irvin Muchnick The Swiss bust and extradition to the […]
June 12, 2015

Federal Court Appeal Next After Government Denies Internal Appeal For Release of Rapist Irish National Swim Team Coach George Gibney’s American Immigration Records

by Irvin Muchnick   Without comment, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today denied our administrative appeal of the agency’s decision to […]
June 22, 2015

Scott Volkers, Australian-Brazilian Accused Molester Swim Coach, Turns Up at Santa Clara Meet — One More Reason Why Our George Gibney FOIA Litigation Is Important

by Irvin Muchnick   We haven’t yet mentioned Scott Volkers, the former Australian national women’s coach who was accused of molesting three youth swimmers in his […]
June 23, 2015

Jock-Sniffing Inc.: 49ers Blitz Credibility of Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium

by Irvin Muchnick Any day now, Santa Clara University is expected to announce the lineup for the sixth annual sports law symposium, presented by its law […]
June 24, 2015

Exchange With Jim Thompson of the Positive Coaching Alliance Regarding the Santa Clara University Institute on Sports Law and Ethics, the ‘Gold Sponsor’ San Francisco 49ers, and Soccer

Irvin Muchnick’s book, CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It, is available in bookstores, or from Amazon at http://amzn.to/1yQNPXY.   Below is an […]
June 25, 2015

Serious FBI Investigation Is in the Cards — But It Ain’t USA Swimming Sex Abuse

by Irvin Muchnick   Because a certain current scandal in baseball combines two entities of interest to me — the St. Louis Cardinals and the Federal […]