Archive for December, 2014

As Full Story of USOC Athlete Ombudsman Ouster Remains Concealed, Some Athletes’ Advisory Council Members Protest Terms of Successor’s Hire

Published December 17th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The year is ending without disclosure of what happened in the departure of John Ruger, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s athlete ombudsman. This is a tangled story with important connections to the federal investigations of sexual abuse and cover-up in the national sport governing bodies (NGB’s) USA Swimming and U.S. Speedskating. We […]

Olympic Swim Coach Jack Bauerle Fined And Suspended For Major Violations With His Georgia Star Chase Kalisz – One of North Baltimore Aquatic Club’s Finest

Published December 16th, 2014, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY:   Chase Kalisz’s Academic Scandal at the University of Georgia Is Just One More Blemish on the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Olympic Factory Published January 10th, 2014 *** Mystery Surrounds Status of Georgia Swim Coach Jack Bauerle – Was (Still Is?) Suspended for Doctoring Chase Kalisz’s Academic Records Published March 19th, 2014 *** Chase […]

If Allegations Against U.S. Speedskating’s Andy Gabel Are True, They Are Crimes – Not Just ‘Crossing That Line’

Published December 11th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As we resume our examination of the U.S. Speedskating (USS) eggshell walk on the legacy of legendary skater (and former organization president) Andy Gabel, it is important, as always, to parse inapt rhetorical distinctions and speak in plain English. Skater Bridie Farrell has alleged, without real refutation, that Gabel molested her […]

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Where Concussion Inc.’s Solution Is Concussion Inc.’s Problem

Published December 10th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Like many of us, Chris Nowinski, the sports concussion advocate, is more likeable when he’s droll than when he’s earnest and brand-building. Maybe more effective, too. Earlier this week, Nowinski, aka @ChrisNowinski1, tweeted: “Hey football, everything is safer than it’s ever been. War is also safer than it’s ever been….” Nowinski, […]

C.M. Punk Puts Spotlight Back on Dr. Maroon’s Team and WWE ‘Wellness Policy’

Published December 8th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The pro wrestling media did a good job of interpreting the verbal volleys in hours upon hours of recent podcasts by WWE boss Vince McMahon and one of his former top performers, C.M, Punk (real name Phil Brooks), who quit earlier this year under bitter circumstances. Of course, I am a […]