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Audit Shows USA Gymnastics Estimates It Will Pay $75 To $150 Million To Larry Nassar Survivors Audit Shows USA Gymnastics Estimates It Will Pay $75 To $150 Million To Larry Nassar Survivors

USA Gymnastics released a series of financial documents yesterday, including tax filings and financial statements from the past two years. According to an auditor’s report dated Aug. 20, settlements and payouts to survivors of Larry Nassar likely will cost the organization a sum pretty close to its total assets. “The…

United States Olympic Committee Gets Closer To Putting USA Gymnastics In The Trash Can United States Olympic Committee Gets Closer To Putting USA Gymnastics In The Trash Can

A few short days after Simone Biles found historic success at the World Gymnastics Championships, the United States Olympic Committee announced this afternoon that it was in the process of revoking USA Gymnastics’ status as a national governing body. The revocation isn’t official though and will take time, the USOC’s…

Skateboarder Says Former Pro, USA Skateboarding Executive Abused Her With "Sex Lessons" When She Was 14 Skateboarder Says Former Pro, USA Skateboarding Executive Abused Her With "Sex Lessons" When She Was 14

Julie Lynn Kindstrand Nelson was 14 when she first met Neal Hendrix in 2006. She was a talented amateur skater, and he was an X Games medalist. Kindstrand Nelson, who goes by Julz Lynn, said she idolized Hendrix from the start. He was a famous skater since his X Games days, and took jobs as an executive committee…

Report: Former USA Gymnastics CEO Cozied Up To FBI To Save Face During Nassar Investigation Report: Former USA Gymnastics CEO Cozied Up To FBI To Save Face During Nassar Investigation

A day after former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny was arrested following a grand jury indictment for tampering with evidence in the investigation of Larry Nassar, the New York Times has a new report detailing how Penny behaved with the FBI as its agents looked into reports from gymnasts about the former national team…

SafeSport Bans Swimming Coach Sean Hutchison For Sexual Abuse SafeSport Bans Swimming Coach Sean Hutchison For Sexual Abuse

The U.S. Center for SafeSport banned swimming coach Sean Hutchison on Friday for what its documents called a violation of policies by “digitally penetrating a minor, receiving oral contact from a minor, and engaging in sexual intercourse all with an athlete whom he coached.” That swimmer is Ariana Kukors-Smith, who…

Fancy Bears, The Hackers Who Leaked All That Doping Data, Were Agents Of The Russian Military All Along Fancy Bears, The Hackers Who Leaked All That Doping Data, Were Agents Of The Russian Military All Along

This morning, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and the United States Justice Department accused the Russian government of carrying out cyberattacks against a number of international bodies, including the World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S.A Anti-Doping Agency. The coordinated announcements came on the heels…

Second Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Ongoing Sexual Abuse By A Coach Second Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Ongoing Sexual Abuse By A Coach

Another lawsuit was filed earlier this week against USA Diving, saying the organization ignored repeated reports by multiple divers of ongoing sexual abuse by a coach. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, also names an Indiana club known as RipFest Diving, the man who oversaw that club, former Olympic diving coach…

Olympic Champion Swimmer Uses Dogsitter, Comes Home To Find Two Shirtless Guys On Couch With Lube And Camera  Olympic Champion Swimmer Uses Dogsitter, Comes Home To Find Two Shirtless Guys On Couch With Lube And Camera 

Former Olympic swimmer and two-time gold medalist Klete Keller used the app Wag to find a dogsitter, and very much regretted it when he came home to find two shirtless men on his couch with “personal lubricant” and a camera.

SafeSport, The USOC's Attempt To Stop Child Abuse, Is Set Up To Fail—Just Like It Was Supposed To SafeSport, The USOC's Attempt To Stop Child Abuse, Is Set Up To Fail—Just Like It Was Supposed To

As he was questioned by lawyers in 2015 over and over again about what he did and did not know about sexual abuse suffered by Olympic athletes, then-U.S. Olympic Committee lawyer Gary Johansen made a choice. No matter the question, no matter which lawyer asked it, Johansen did not say “child abuse,” he did not say…

Ryan Lochte Suspended A Year Over Incredible Instagram Self-Own Ryan Lochte Suspended A Year Over Incredible Instagram Self-Own

The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced this morning that jolly bro airhead Ryan Lochte would be suspended for 14 months for “his use of a prohibited method.” As the language of USADA’s release hints at, Lochte’s is not a normal doping violation, which is not surprising since Lochte is not a normal swimming guy.

Ohio State Report: Diving Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Said It Was Just Flirting Ohio State Report: Diving Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Said It Was Just Flirting

Ohio State released today its investigative report into what happened when multiple people told the university in 2014 that then-assistant diving coach William Bohonyi was having a sexual relationship with a teenage diver. The documents goes over the multiple people who reported what they had heard, as well as how…

Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers Lawsuit Says USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers

A lawsuit filed last week adds USA Diving to the list of U.S. Olympic Committee-certified national governing bodies that have allegedly enabled the abuse of young female athletes. The lawsuit, filed in an Indiana federal court, describes one coach in particular who has habitually raped his divers, and the indifference…

Amid Sex Abuse Crisis, USOC Hires Another Marketing Guru Amid Sex Abuse Crisis, USOC Hires Another Marketing Guru

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced its new CEO yesterday—Sarah Hirshland. She previously was an executive with the U.S. Golf Association and, before that, spent several years at Wasserman Media Group, a giant sports marketing agency whose CEO, Casey Wasserman, helped bring the Olympics to Los Angeles.

Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Kayla Harrison became the first American to win a gold medal in judo. Four years later, she defended her title at the Rio Games. That’s the last time she competed in judo. Since then, Harrison has been training for a shift to MMA and working on a book about child sexual abuse, based on…

World Champion Runner Accused Of Failing Drug Test, Has Elaborate Story About His Pee Sample World Champion Runner Accused Of Failing Drug Test, Has Elaborate Story About His Pee Sample

Asbel Kiprop, the best miler of the last decade, a three-time 1,500-meter world champion, and an Olympic gold medalist, reportedly tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO. Matt Lawton of the Daily Mail broke the story yesterday; several other outlets independently confirmed the report; and Kiprop released a…

U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke

U.S. Olympic speedskater John-Henry Krueger announced on Monday that he is joining his brother on the Hungarian Olympic team, ending a lengthy spat between U.S. Skating and the Krueger brothers.

USA Wrestling Will Require Media To Submit To Vague Background Checks And Training Program USA Wrestling Will Require Media To Submit To Vague Background Checks And Training Program

With sexual abuse scandals plaguing USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, and USA Taekwondo, the national governing body for wrestling is putting bizarre new policies in place that will subject those who cover the sport to harsher protocols.

Reports: Taekwondo Coach Banned Due To "Decades Long Pattern Of Sexual Misconduct”  Reports: Taekwondo Coach Banned Due To "Decades Long Pattern Of Sexual Misconduct” 

A former coach of the U.S. taekwondo team was banned from the sport this week for sexual misconduct. The ban of Jean Lopez, which is not yet permanent, was based on a report done by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an organization created by the U.S. Olympic Committee to investigate sexual abuse. Lopez had coached the…

Document Shows Changes Recommended To Prevent Sexual Abuse In Swimming In 1991 Document Shows Changes Recommended To Prevent Sexual Abuse In Swimming In 1991

USA Swimming is—once again—being taken to task for its role in failing to prevent and even covering up sexual abuse within the sport. Sexual abuse in swimming was the subject of a 20/20 investigation in 2010, a devastating Outside magazine piece in 2014, then an Orange County Register investigation last month. As was…

Holland House At The Olympics Had A Designated Sex Room

I know that the Olympics fades from the collective consciousness the second the closing ceremonies end, if not sooner! But this week, Deadspin Olympics correspondent Hannah Keyser came onto the DEADCAST to debrief us on her time in Pyeongchang and ended up giving us an EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE LOOK at how your Olympics…

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