Orlando Sentinel Columnist: ‘Shameful Swimming Legacy Involving Sexual Abuse Deserves No Honor’

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The full text of this piece by Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz can be viewed by subscribers at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-usa-swimming-controversy-george-diaz-0602-20140601,0,1285257.column.

 

Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are usually cherries and whipped cream, the rich spoils of an honor well-deserved.

Chuck Wielgus is getting his just desserts, too. They are etched in the words 19 victims of sexual abuse and 29 prominent faces of swimming community, who have nothing good to say about him.

The accusers and supporters have signed a petition on change.org, demanding that the International Swimming Hall of Fame, based in Fort Lauderdale, rescind the induction of Wielgus, the executive director of USA Swimming since 1997.

The clock is ticking; the ceremony is set for June 14. But the pushback has been gathering momentum from the time the petition was filed on May 29.

 

Complete headline links to our coverage of this story are at the bottom of the post “Chuck Wielgus Belongs in the Hall of Justice, Not the Hall of Fame,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=9174.

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