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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 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, [originally published April 13 at] 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 […]
April 5, 2021

Disabled Stuntwoman Leslie Hoffman’s Fight With the Screen Actors Guild’s Pension Fund Drags Into Its Second Decade in Court

by Irvin Muchnick In Concussion Inc.’s more than a decade of coverage of under-the-radar cases of the sports and entertainment industries’ casual disregard for the health […]
March 9, 2021

George Gibney Article on Front Page of Colorado Springs Gazette Now Open to All Online

The Colorado Springs Gazette, which on February 28 published on its front page an article headlined “Podcasts stir new sex abuse allegations against former Irish Olympic […]
February 27, 2021

George Gibney Is the Top Story of Sunday’s Colorado Springs Gazette

The American immigration and criminal status of a former Irish Olympic swimming head coach, who moved to the U.S. after being charged with dozens of instances […]
February 21, 2021

Relief at Last in Yet Another Irish School Abuse Story

A former rugby coach and assistant headmaster, John McClean, was sentenced to prison this week for his sexual abuse, across 17 years, of 23 boys at […]
February 5, 2021

‘The World Is Watching on George Gibney’ … at Ireland’s Broadsheet

An adaptation of our article here yesterday.
February 4, 2021

Why Is the Orlando Sentinel Missing in Action on the George Gibney Story? And Other Post-BBC Podcast Gibney Media Notes

by Irvin Muchnick Though I have sharply criticized the thoroughness, as well as the lowest-common-denominator quality, of the BBC / Second Captains podcast Where Is George […]
January 31, 2021

Michael Henry, U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Legal Con Man, Becomes ‘Judicial Integrity Officer’ of the Federal Courts

by Irvin Muchnick Michael Henry, who held various nebulous positions at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s nascent and corrupt U.S. Center for SafeSport, and left the organization […]
January 18, 2021

New York Times on George Gibney

by Irvin Muchnick Jumping off from last year’s George Gibney podcast by Ireland’s Second Captains in association with the BBC, the New York Times has weighed […]
January 8, 2021

University of California Agrees to Pay $125,000 in Attorney Fees to Settle Our Public Records Case in Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up

Judge Jeffrey S. Brand has signed off on the final judgment of Muchnick v. University of California Board of Regents, following the conclusion of settlement negotiations […]
December 16, 2020

Cyberhack Disaster at U.S. Center for Safe Sport Further Exposes the Group’s Overall Unprofessionalism and Diversionary Agenda

by Irvin Muchnick Two months ago, Katie Strang of The Athletic broke the story of a serious data breach at the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, […]