Irv’s Blog

November 17, 2021

In a Telling Sign For Football’s Future — And After a Trail of Death and Scandal — Fort Scott Community College in Kansas Eliminates the Sport

by Irvin Muchnick   Over the weekend, Salon published my article pulling together some of the details on the University of California-Berkeley’s cover-up of the 2014 […]
November 13, 2021

Today at Salon … ‘Football’s unknown epidemic: When Black players die suddenly, the cover-up begins’

In the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2014, a pre-med student named Ted Agu, a son of Nigerian immigrants and a walk-on player for the University […]
November 12, 2021

Saturday at Salon: ‘African-Americans love football, but football doesn’t seem to love them back. Not even when it’s a matter of life and death.’

July 26, 2021

From Ireland’s Broadsheet: ‘George Gibney and the Power of the Olympic Movement’

A reprint of the article here yesterday — the “director’s cut” of my February piece for the Colorado Springs Gazette.   Irvin Muchnick: Gibney And The Power […]
July 25, 2021

As Olympics Start, Read the Full History of Ireland’s 1984 and 1988 Swimming Coach George Gibney — Most Notorious At-Large Sex Criminal in Sports History

This article adapts and expands on the one originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on February 27 under the headline “Podcasts stir new abuse allegations […]
July 18, 2021

Meet the Fabulous Djang Boys, Stars of U.S. Masters Swimming — And Learn How USA Swimming’s Carelessness With Sexual Abuse Endangers Both Children and Adults

by Irvin Muchnick In 1999, Swimming World magazine reported: “New Mexico Masters Phillipp (Lincoln) Djang set a world mark in the men’s 45-49 100m back, his […]
July 12, 2021

End of an Error: Screen Actors Guild Health Plan Finally Settles Stuntwoman Leslie Hoffman’s Long-Running Disability Dispute For $125,000

Concluding an administrative, then court fight across nearly 20 years, disabled Hollywood stuntwoman Leslie Hoffman — stunt double for the Queen Elizabeth character in Naked Gun, […]
July 1, 2021

USA Swimming’s Struggle to Cover Up Its Sexual Abuse Crisis (full text from Salon)

The article below was originally published at Salon on June 26, at This version reflects that, subsequent to original publication, Sean Hutchison contacted Concussion Inc. […]
June 27, 2021

Takeaways From My Salon Article on the Background of the Federal Grand Jury Investigation of USA Swimming For Cover-Ups of Coach Sexual Abuse

Yesterday Salon published “USA Swimming’s struggle to cover up its sexual abuse crisis,” Here are some bullets. Jack Swarbrick, the Zelig of sports abuse management, […]
June 26, 2021

Inside USA Swimming’s Generation-Long Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse — Now a Federal Grand Jury Investigation … today at Salon

At the annual United States Aquatic Sports Convention, one year in the late 1990s, a prominent Indianapolis sports lawyer named Jack Swarbrick first warned USA Swimming, […]
June 25, 2021

Another Genocidal Find at a First Nations School in Canada — And More Reason to Pick Up the Investigation of George Gibney’s Irish Teaching Colleague John Furlong

Now 751 more unmarked graves of indigenous children have been unearthed in Saskatchewan. See Below, we reprint our June 4 item, “Canadian Olympic Boss John […]
June 22, 2021

“Irv Muchnick says goodbye to pro wrestling … for now” — at SLAM! Wrestling

Irv Muchnick is no stranger to He’s contributed numerous pieces to the site, as well as co-authored the book Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that […]
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,”–to-the-federal-courts/ Salon, May 22: “Is the federal courts’ new […]
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