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Support for investigation of US Olympic Committee grows

Support for investigation of US Olympic Committee grows

The Eaton County, Michigan, sheriff's office announced on Tuesday that John Geddert, the former usa women's gymnastics Olympic coach who worked closely with former team doctor and convicted pedophile Larry Nassar, is facing a criminal investigation.

The senators noted their resolution comes as the 2018 Winter Olympics is about to get underway. "Now Congress has an opportunity to stand up for the fearless survivors who came forward, for our athletes, for our children".

"There are many disturbing questions that remain unanswered as to how Larry Nassar was able to freely abuse young girls for decades", Shaheen told reporters. At the press conference, Stabenow said she's horrified by Nassar's destructive actions, and that he wasn't stopped sooner. "I only wish that the security had been a little slower in constraining him till he could have gotten a couple of punches out". Debbie Stabenow of MI, one of the resolution's co-sponsors, said in reference to the event.

Ernst and Shaheen's resolution would be "entirely focused on investigating how this abuse was allowed to go on for so long and why leaders of the USOC and USA Gymnastics failed to protect these young women, and a path forward to put an end to this type of outrageous abuse", according to Ernst.

The plan also had support from MI U.S. Sen.

Shaheen said at the press conference that the resolution now asks for the special committee for a report by the end of the next Congressional session.

Last week, Shaheen and Ernst called for USOC CEO Scott Blackmun over reports that the organization was notified in September 2015 that Nassar was abusing patients, but did not take steps to stop it.

"Neither USA Gymnastics nor the USOC have reached out to express sympathy or even offer support", Raisman said during her testimony at Nassar's sentencing last month.

Congress has already acted to clear legislation created to impose new reporting requirements on organizations under the U.S. Olympic Committee umbrella, but the resolution would promote a broader Senate investigation.

The bipartisan senators called to establish a Senate committee in late January, and their formal introduction of the resolution follows a letter from Sen.

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