Archive for January, 2018

Helping Figures Like George Gibney Cross National Borders Is at the Heart of the American Swimming Coaches Association’s Business Model

Published January 16th, 2018, Uncategorized

Plaintiff Irvin Muchnick is a freelance journalist investigating sexual abuse in amateur sports. Quite naturally, he wants information about Gibney. See Muchnick Decl. (dkt. 17-1) ¶ 2. He hopes to uncover how American authorities allowed an alleged sexual predator to enter and reside in the United States despite the scandal swirling around him in his […]

Rapist Former Irish Olympic Swimming Coach George Gibney Has to Be on USA Swimming’s Secret ‘Flagged’ List — That Is, Unless the List Doesn’t Even Exist. Congress Could Tell Us.

Published January 15th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday Concussion Inc. published the 2010 deposition of Chuck Wielgus, during which the since-deceased chief executive of USA Swimming allowed that “Yeah, I think I’ve heard the name” George Gibney. Today we go deeper with another deposition remark. Wielgus was asked whether Gibney either would be appearing on USA Swimming’s soon-to-be-published […]

‘Yeah, I Think I’ve Heard the Name’ — What the Late, Disgraced USA Swimming Chief Chuck Wielgus Said About George Gibney in His 2010 Deposition in a Lawsuit by a Victim of Coach Sex Abuse

Published January 14th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A member of the Irish legislature, Maureen O’Sullivan, has contacted Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier for assistance in the campaign to seek the extradition of former Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney, the most notorious at-large sex criminal in global sports. But as I’ve repeatedly emphasized, the Gibney story […]

Flashback: Muchnick’s 2015 Denver Post Op-Ed, ‘USA Swimming’s Wielgus Has No Credibility — Reform Is a Job For Congress’

Published January 13th, 2018, Uncategorized

On Sunday, Concussion Inc. will publish what Chuck Wielgus — the disgraced USA Swimming chief executive who died in office last year — said about rapist former Irish Olympic head swim coach George Gibney, who has been living in the United States since 1994. Later next week we’ll have more on Irish legislator Maureen O’Sullivan’s […]

‘I Don’t Know George Gibney and He Has Never Been a Member of Florida Swimming’

Published January 11th, 2018, Uncategorized

by  Irvin Muchnick   Reverberating the rhetoric of denial now evident at both USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming, the head of one of the national swim body’s regional affiliates has told Concussion Inc. “I do not know” George Gibney “and our records show that he has never been a member of Florida Swimming.” Gibney, of […]