The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.In an open letter to the gymnastics community Monday, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said "you deserve better," and that the challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as currently constructed.The organization, even with a newly constructed board of directors, made repeated mistakes after the revelations Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer.They included the botched hiring of a program coordinator and an interim CEO to replace Kerry Perry, who lasted less than a year on the job after replacing Steve Penny. 24 PHOTOS Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, in court See Gallery Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, in court Larry … [Read more...] about US Olympic Committee moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal
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By Scott M. Reid | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 8:57 am | UPDATED: June 12, 2018 at 9:38 am MISSION VIEJO — For more than 40 years, Mark Schubert has been a driving force behind American swimming’s unprecedented success at the Olympic Games and World Championship. Through those 11 Olympic cycles, however, an undercurrent of sexual abuse has run beneath the surface of USA Swimming’s success. The question now looming over Schubert, 69, in his fifth decade in the international spotlight and in the twilight of a Hall of Fame career, is: What has he done to stem that tide? Dozens of interviews and thousands of pages of documents obtained by the Southern California News Group provide a portrait of a complex coach, a man beloved and despised, respected and feared, who has often struggled to navigate a culture within American swimming where sexual misconduct by coaches and officials was regularly ignored — or even accepted — … [Read more...] about Mark Schubert is a legend for making US swimmers champions, but did he fail when they needed him most?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Brian Fung by Brian Fung Email the author April 25 at 11:34 AM Email the author (Matt Rourke/AP) Comcast said Wednesday that it's offering $31 billion to buy the British TV provider Sky, officially starting a bidding war between the U.S. cable giant and 21st Century Fox, which has offered $16.5 billion for the company. But why is a U.K.-based television company such a sought-after piece of property, and what could a deal mean for Comcast's customers? The answer can be found in Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts's remarks to investors on an earnings call Wednesday morning. “It's a unique … [Read more...] about What Comcast’s $31 billion offer for a U.K. TV company tells us about the cable giant’s ambitions
Staff and News Services Updated 9:46 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistle-blower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled to start May 7 in Washington. Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis filed the original lawsuit in 2010 and is eligible for up to 25percent of the settlement, along with attorney fees paid by Armstrong. Seeking millions it spent sponsoring Armstrong’s powerhouse teams, the government joined the lawsuit against Armstrong in 2013 after his televised confession to Oprah Winfrey to using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs and methods. Armstrong already had retired, but the … [Read more...] about Lance Armstrong settles $100 million lawsuit with US government
By: Chris Carter 09/03/2018 Post a Comment Five years ago, serial entrepreneur Paul Bragiel woke up to the realisation that he had never competed in the Olympics, says Matias Grez on CNN. Most of us might let that waking revelation slip out of our minds without adding it to our “to-do” lists, but not Bragiel. The 41-year-old American had made his fortune as the founder of Bragiel Brothers, an early-stage technology fund in Silicon Valley, and a first-round investor in ride-sharing app Uber. Now, he set about studying every Olympic event in both the winter and summer Games, looking for a potential event that would suit him.Thanks to “flexible” qualification rules, Bragiel settled on cross-country skiing, and moved to Finland to practise every day. Yet with just nine months to go until the 2014 Winter Olympics opened in Sochi, Russia, his chances of making Team USA were next to nil – not least because, as Bragiel admits, … [Read more...] about Money makers: The man who hacked the Olympics