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Olympic Star Raisman Slams USA Gymnastics, USOC For Handling Of Sexual Abuse Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

Gold Medal-winning U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman criticized both USA Gymnastics and the USOC for their "response to the sport’s sexual abuse crisis, saying she feels as if they’re more concerned about sweeping it under the rug or protecting themselves legally than making sure it never happens...

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Lananna Named New USA Track & Field President

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Golf Expected To Stay In Olympics Through '24

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Sources: NHL Makes Olympic Offer To Players

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LA 2024 Talks In Wake Of Trump Election

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LA 2024 To Address Trump's Election In Pitch

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Trump Victory Raises Questions For LA 2024 Bid

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Canadian Olympic Committee To Invest $37M

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LA 2024 Strengthens Olympic Bid

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