May

May 28, 2015

‘Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope For Investigating Corruption in USA Swimming’ — today at Beyond Chron

The Swiss bust and extradition to the U.S. of 14 officials of FIFA, the international soccer organization, on corruption charges offers the faintest ripple of hope […]
May 27, 2015

‘Global Soccer Arrests Give Hope for Investigating Corruption in Swimming — Where Someone Died’

The headline above will be over my piece tomorrow for Beyond Chron.
May 26, 2015

‘Abuse in Youth Sports an Issue for Congress’ — today at the Denver Post

by Irvin Muchnick The May 15 commentary at the Denver Post site by Chuck Wielgus, USA Swimming’s executive director, is both misleading and a disservice to […]
May 21, 2015

Muchnick Appeals Government’s Rejection of George Gibney Immigration Records FOIA

  Concussion Inc. today filed an appeal of the response of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to our Freedom of Information Act request for the visa […]
May 14, 2015

U.S. Speedskating Dissidents Resubmit Proposal to Ban Accused Molester Andy Gabel

by Irvin Muchnick   The U.S. Speedskating Congress, in Minneapolis this weekend, faces a renewed push to revoke the membership of sport great Andy Gabel, who […]
May 7, 2015

Michael Crowe, Defrocked American Team Speedskating Coach, Now Has the Same Job in Canada

by Irvin Muchnick   Last month we told you the full story that former speedskater and current activist Eva Rodansky — a bystander sexual misconduct victim […]
May 5, 2015

U.S. Government Asserts Blanket Privacy Redactions of Rapist Irish National Swim Team Coach George Gibney’s Immigration Files — FOIA Appeal Is Likely

by Irvin Muchnick   Concussion Inc. today received the response of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to our February request, under […]
May 4, 2015

Flashback: Is USA Swimming Sexual Abuse a ‘Sports Welfare’ Issue?

With our coverage of the ouster of USA Swimming insider Brandon Drawz as executive director of SwimMAC in North Carolina, one of the nation’s largest clubs, […]
May 2, 2015

‘Brandon Drawz Out as Executive Director of SwimMAC’

SwimSwam rushed over as soon as they heard the news. http://swimswam.com/brandon-drawz-out-as-executive-director-of-swimmac-carolina-amid-restructuring/   PREVIOUSLY: Sources: Shady USA Swimming Board Figure Brandon Drawz Fired at Prominent North Carolina […]