When the Michael Crowe speedskating coach abuse scandal breaks out as a huge story — and it will, sooner than you know — remember that the root information comes from (a) whistleblower Eva Rodansky and (b) https://concussioninc.net .
@irvmuch has been exposing the dark side of athletic for more than decade. Started with football, then swimming, diving? and amps up on speed skating. Nothing special about Gymnastics but the ladies decided to lay waste to those abusing power. https://twitter.com/irvmuch?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fconcussioninc.net%2F …
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I very much appreciate your kind comments. I’d add only that there IS something very special about the brave young women of @USAGym and there’s also something special about the excellent work of @markalesia and the team at the @indystar.
CBC Investigation: Ex-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach’s alleged sexual relationships with skaters.
A former U.S. speed skater says she reported allegations to Speed Skating Canada in November that head coach Michael Crowe had sexual relationships with several of his athletes when he coached elite skaters south of the border in the 1990s and early 2000s.
A second U.S. speed skater has come forward to CBC News alleging she was in a relationship with Crowe when he coached her at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
I’ve spent the last three days talking to former US speed skaters who had ties to Michael Crowe while he was coaching there in the 80s 90s and 2000s
Speaking publicly for the first time, Chantal Cermak told
@CBCNews she had a two-year relationship with Crowe when he was her coach in the early 1990s. She was in her mid-20s and made it to the 1994 Lillehammer Games.
Cermak says she now views the relationship as an abuse of power and wrong.
“I can see that it wasn’t just a relationship between two adults,” she said. “This is someone who uses his power over vulnerable athletes. And for me, I always wanted his approval.”
Former US speed skater Eva Rodansky says Speed skating Canda’s CEO Susan Auch advised her in November to contact their confidential harassment hotline to provide details about her allegations.
She says Speed Skating Canada also encouraged her to advise other former athletes on the U.S. team to come forward if they have additional information.
As the story of defrocked U.S. Olympic speedskating head coach Michael Crowe — now under investigation and on leave in the same role in Canada — blows up, https://concussioninc.net will have this follow-up: (cont.)
What did whistleblower Eva Rodansky tell @USSpeedskating‘s Sidley Austin law firm about Michael Crowe during the investigation of the sexual abuse of disgraced legend Andy Gabel? That will be next at https://concussioninc.net .