Irv’s Blog

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 […]
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 […]
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