Archive for June, 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

Published June 24th, 2015, Uncategorized

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 email exchange today with Jim Thompson, CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance and a member of the advisory board of the Santa Clara University Institute on Sports Law and […]

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

Published June 23rd, 2015, Uncategorized

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 school’s Institute for Sports Law and Ethics. I’ve attended the last four as a media spectator. I wrote about three of them in my recently published book, Concussion Inc.: […]

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

Published June 22nd, 2015, Uncategorized

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 charge. An alert reader tipped us that this past weekend Volkers was on the deck at the George F. Haines International Aquatic Center in Santa Clara, home of a […]

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

Published June 12th, 2015, Uncategorized

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 withhold, without targeted redactions, 98 pages of the 102-page file of George Gibney’s visa and green card records. On May 21, we published my appeal letter. (And complete headline […]

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

Published June 4th, 2015, Uncategorized

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 U.S. of 14 officials of FIFA, the international soccer organization, on corruption charges offers the faintest ripple of hope in investigations of USA Swimming and its global parent, FINA […]