So Now He Tells Us: Olympic Chief Muses About New Anti-Sex Abuse Agency

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Scott Blackmun, CEO of the sex abuse-befouled United States Olympic Committee, has turned to flag-waving USA Today to plant the story that our national “amateur” sports consortium is turning to the idea of an outside agency to adjudicate abuse claims, a la USADA (the anti-doping agency). See http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/07/29/usoc-safe-sport-enforcement-group/2598191/.

You can’t blame Blackmun for trying to canter a step ahead of the inevitable Congressional scrutiny of swimming and other sports, as signaled by the recent statements of California’s George Miller.

USA Today could contribute to this conversation by reporting in specifics on the scores of open coach abuse scenarios in swimming alone, and by adding that we need a generation’s worth of truth and reconciliation — the only good-faith foundation for future reversal of the shameful and ingrained practice of molesting underage athletes under cynical cover of the Olympic brand.

 

Irv Muchnick

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