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Spotlighting Abuse in Olympic Athletics

Jul 23, 2018

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Former U.S.A. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused hundreds of athletes, and competitors in other sports are raising alarms about more abuse at the hands of coaches, as well as cover-ups of inappropriate or illegal behavior.

We speak with filmmaker Jill Yesko about her forthcoming web-series on abuse in Olympic athletics, "Broken Trust".

And we hear from Eva Rodansky, a speedskater who represented the US on the national circuit. She describes the difficulty of pressing officials to investigate claims. Then, Olympic swimmer Nancy Hogshead Makar, now a lawyer and CEO of Champion Women, details new reforms aimed at protecting athletes.

More information on exposing abuse in Olympic athletics below:
Nancy Hogshead-Makar: #MeToo shows need for tighter rules in club and Olympic sports 
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x-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach's alleged sexual relationships with skaters
Explosive Report Says USA Swimming Covered Up Hundreds Of Sexual Abuse Cases
4 Accusers Sue Taekwondo Champion Brothers For Alleged Sexual Abuse
U.S. Center for SafeSport