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Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

May. 22, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was...

USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

May. 21, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six years as...

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

May. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.  The school,...

Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

May. 16, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus...

The Latest: Nassar victims to get ESPYS courage award

May. 16, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Larry Nassar's victims will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYS. The ESPN awards show honors the past year's best athletes and...

Sex-abuse lawsuits illustrate USOC's difficult path

May. 10, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela...