Irv’s Blog

June 7, 2021

Legal Fund For the Indigenous Accusers of Irish-Canadian Olympics Exec and George Gibney Colleague John Furlong Needs an Additional $64,000

We’ve been telling you about how the discovery of hundreds of First Nations children’s remains at a forced Canadian acculturation school in British Columbia has again […]
June 4, 2021

Canadian Olympic Boss John Furlong — Once an Irish School Cohort of Fugitive Rapist Swimming Coach George Gibney — Is a Good Place to Start With Canada’s Renewed Reckoning of Mistreatment of First Nations Children

by Irvin Muchnick The discovery of the remains of more than 200 children of First Nations tribes (whom we in the U.S. call Native Americans or […]
May 26, 2021

What We’ve Learned About the Degraded Federal Courts’ Office of Judicial Integrity — Now Headed by Michael C. Henry, Formerly the Highest-Paid Employee of the U.S. Center for SafeSport

PREVIOUSLY: Salon, May 11: “U.S. Olympic Committee’s controversial abuse investigator fails upward — to the federal courts,” https://www.salon.com/2021/05/11/us-olympic-committees-controversial-abuse-investigator-fails-upward–to-the-federal-courts/ Salon, May 22: “Is the federal courts’ new […]
May 25, 2021

Is the Federal Courts’ New ‘Judicial Integrity Officer’ Even a Licensed Attorney? (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on May 22, at https://www.salon.com/2021/05/22/is-the-federal-courts-judicial-integrity-officer-even-a-licensed-attorney/. Watch this space for another update scheduled for tomorrow. ***** by Irvin Muchnick […]
May 22, 2021

‘Is the Federal Courts’ New “Judicial Integrity Officer” Even a Licensed Attorney?’ — Today at Salon

Sources say embattled sports investigator Michael Henry, now in a key federal court post, isn’t an actual lawyer   Earlier this month Salon reported some of […]
May 19, 2021

U.S. Olympic Committee’s Controversial Abuse Investigator Fails Upward — To the Federal Courts (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on May 11, at https://www.salon.com/2021/05/11/us-olympic-committees-controversial-abuse-investigator-fails-upward–to-the-federal-courts/. ***** by Irvin Muchnick The annals of foxes guarding chicken coops reached a […]
May 12, 2021

U.S. Center for SafeSport PR Consultant Reacts to Salon Article About Former Center Chief Lawyer Michael Henry. Muchnick Responds.

Yesterday Salon published “U.S. Olympic Committee’s controversial abuse investigator fails upward — to the federal courts,” https://www.salon.com/2021/05/11/us-olympic-committees-controversial-abuse-investigator-fails-upward–to-the-federal-courts/. Salon’s editors forwarded to me a message from Dan […]
May 11, 2021

‘U.S. Olympic Committee’s Controversial Abuse Investigator Michael Henry Fails Upward — To the Federal Courts’ … Today at Salon

The annals of foxes guarding chicken coops reached a new pinnacle of sorts with the January appointment of Michael Henry as chief of the federal courts’ […]
May 10, 2021

Dead in the Water: The Tragic Human Cost of Swimming’s Abuse Scandals (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on April 25, at https://www.salon.com/2021/04/15/top-us-sports-anti-drug-official-was-involved-in-covering-up-swimming-sex-scandals/. ***** by Irvin Muchnick   On the afternoon of June 29, 2010, a […]
May 5, 2021

UC Appeals Concussion Inc.’s Victory in California Public Records Act Case on 2014 Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up; Leading Appellate Specialist John Derrick Joins Our Team

On January 8, we reported that the University of California Regents had agreed to pay $125,000 to reimburse our attorney fees and settle our California Public […]
April 26, 2021

Travis Tygart, Top U.S. Sports Anti-Drug Official, Was Involved in Covering Up Swimming Sex Scandals (full text from Salon)

Yesterday Salon published my article “Dead in the Water: The Tragic Human Cost of Swimming’s Abuse Scandals,” at https://www.salon.com/2021/04/25/dead-in-the-water-the-tragic-human-cost-of-swimmings-abuse-scandals/. The piece below was originally published at […]
April 25, 2021

‘Dead in the Water: The Tragic Human Cost of Swimming’s Abuse Scandals’ — Today at Salon

On the afternoon of June 29, 2010, a pretty 16-year-old girl drove her car to the intersection of State Highways 116 and 117 in rural central […]
April 18, 2021

Sexual Abuse Cases Close in on Olympic Sports Organizations (full text from Beyond Chron)

SEE ALSO: “Top U.S. sports official was involved in covering up swimming sex scandals,” April 15, https://www.salon.com/2021/04/15/top-us-sports-anti-drug-official-was-involved-in-covering-up-swimming-sex-scandals/ [originally published April 13 at https://beyondchron.org/sexual-abuse-cases-close-in-on-olympic-sports-organizations/] by Irvin Muchnick […]
April 15, 2021

‘Top U.S. Sports Anti-Drug Official Was Involved in Covering Up Swimming Sex Scandals’ — Today at Salon

The celebrated head of the U.S. Olympic Committee agency that polices performance-enhancing drugs began his career in the Olympic bureaucracy as a lawyer managing investigations of […]
April 13, 2021

‘Sexual Abuse Cases Close in on Olympic Sports Organizations’ — Today at Beyond Chron

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 […]
Concussion Inc. - Author Irvin Muchnick