Archive for May, 2014

International Swimming Hall of Fame CEO: Women’s Sports Foundation’s Anti-Chuck Wielgus Petition ‘Raises Disturbing, Grave Questions’

Published May 29th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick SwimSwam.com has a good, thorough account of the swimming sex abuse survivors’ petition protesting the International Swimming Hall of Fame induction of Chuck Wielgus, CEO of USA Swimming. See http://swimswam.com/womens-sports-foundation-protests-wielgus-hof-induction-group-past-usa-swimming-presidents-push-back/. The article notes that, although Wielgus did not comment, a group of past USA Swimming board presidents “pushed back” with a statement […]

Obama, Cheerleader-in-Chief, Holds Worthless ‘Concussion Summit’

Published May 29th, 2014, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick @irvmuch As expected, Obama’s concussion summit is a farce. “Too little info,” prez babbles, parroting NFL lobby line: more study, manufacture doubt. Up next, presumaby, Obama’s cigarette summit, announcing donations by Tobacco Institute to NIH and calls for “further info.” FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @irvmuch.

Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming’s Executive Director of a Generation of Sex Abuse Cover-Ups, Belongs in the Hall of Justice – Certainly Not the Hall of Fame

Published May 29th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   For the last 24 hours we’ve been reporting on the petition, signed by legendary open-water swimmer Diana Nyad and other sex abuse victims and their parents and supporters, and by the Women’s Sports Foundation, asking the International Swimming Hall of Fame to withdraw next month’s scheduled induction of […]

Big Names and Courageous Voices in Women’s Sports Foundation Campaign to Keep USA Swimming Chief Sex Abuse Cover-Up Artist Chuck Wielgus Out of the International Swimming Hall of Fame

Published May 29th, 2014, Uncategorized

For those of you who missed it, yesterday’s Women’s Sports Foundation petition to the International Swimming Hall of Fame board of directors, calling for hall to cancel next month’s scheduled induction of USA Swimming chief executive Chuck Wielgus, is here and here. Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the WSF (https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/), calls the first […]