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Current headlines surrounding the Olympic movement involve its decision to press on with the reset Summer Games this year in Tokyo, despite a still untamed global pandemic, as well as discussion of whether nations or corporations should boycott the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, to sanction or at least focus attention on the Chinese government’s ethnic cleansing of its Uighur minority.

But lurking beneath the main storylines, in this country, are legal landmines now being navigated by the U.S. Olympic Committee and its associated national sport governing bodies: hundreds of civil lawsuits by underage victims of coach sexual abuse, plus at least one federal grand jury investigation — targeting USA Swimming — for insurance fraud, asset hiding, and abuse cover-ups.

continued today at Beyond Chron, the San Francisco news site, at https://beyondchron.org/sexual-abuse-cases-close-in-on-olympic-sports-organizations/

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