Archive for June, 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’

Published June 2nd, 2015, Uncategorized

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 the full text of my piece, which also restores some of the cuts by the Post. — Irv Muchnick   USA Swimming’s Wielgus Has No Credibility — Reform Is […]

Ding-Dong, the Wicked Witch Is Dead at FIFA

Published June 2nd, 2015, Uncategorized

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

Federal Government Updates on Swimming Investigations

Published June 1st, 2015, Uncategorized

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 Young today told us the report is expected to be released “during this month of June, though I do not have an exact date as of yet.”     […]

Chaos Continues For USA Swimming’s $23,000 Study at Indiana University — Now Pulled From Coach Association Website Pending ‘Peer Review’

Published June 1st, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The SwimSwam news site has a good one on a murky research study we exposed by Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming. The head of the American Swimming Coaches Association, John Leonard, had bragged that USA Swimming’s Chuck Wielgus underwrote the $23,000 review of literature on training methods, […]