Olympic Games Headlines

  • Lawmakers choke back tears, rail at US Olympic leaders at emotional hearing

    USA Gymnastics CEO apologizes for abuse: ‘Those days are over’One lawmaker fights back tears at emotionally charged hearingLawmakers used an emotionally charged House subcommittee hearing to get answers about what they portrayed as the US Olympic Committee’s slow-moving, underfunded response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports. CEO Shellie Pfohl of the US Center for SafeSport spoke Wednesday during a hearing that had one representative choking back tears and another...

    the Guardian
  • Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes

    Dave Zirin Professor Amira Rose Davis has uncovered a history of athletic resistance.  The post Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes appeared first on The Nation.

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  • Whistleblowers’ fears revealed in landmark UK Sport report

    ‘Culture health check’ shows widespread pride but reports almost a third of Olympic athletes fear reprisals for speaking out The optimistic tone of the UK Sport hierarchy as they presented the results of what they called a “culture health check” has rarely been heard over the last two years as they lurched from one duty-of-care crisis to another. Barely a corner of the system has been left untouched by allegations of bullying, discrimination and favouritism – from cycling to gymnastics, canoeing...

    the Guardian
  • Olympic hero Katie Ledecky set to make professional debut in Indianapolis

    Five-time Olympic champion will make pro debut next weekLedecky announced in March she was forgoing amateur eligibilityKatie Ledecky will make her professional swimming debut at a Pro Series meet in Indianapolis next week. The five-time Olympic champion had announced in March that she had opted to forgo her final two years of amateur eligibility at Stanford University to pursue professional opportunities during the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. Continue reading...

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