#MeToo Of Sport: Washington Mission Aims To Turn Back The Tide Of Olympic Abuse

Nancy Hogshead-Makar and team just before the start of a press conference held in Washington today by Senator Dianne Feinstein - courtesy of NHM

Sports governance and the structures that underpin it, from domestic to international competition, are coming under scrutiny like never before. For good reason, too. Today, as Nancy Hogshead-Makar takes her advocacy, those she represents and the case for inquiry to Washington, we consider the significance of the Larry Nassar abuse case, a story about much more than a doctor who traded the hippocratic oath for hypocrisy and criminality; a story that calls into question the usefulness of the Olympic Movement, the United States Olympic Committee and  the role of USA Swimming when it comes to the protection of athletes

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Sports governance and the structures that underpin it, from domestic to international competition, are coming under scrutiny like never before. For good reason, too. Today, as Nancy Hogshead-Makar takes her advocacy, those she represents and the case for inquiry to Washington, we consider the significance of the Larry Nassar abuse case, a story about much more than a doctor who traded the hippocratic oath for hypocrisy and criminality; a story that calls into question the usefulness of the Olympic Movement, the United States Olympic Committee and  the role of USA Swimming when it comes to the protection of athletes

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