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Long Beach State allowed Scott Touzinsky to coach during sexual misconduct probe

A constant presence throughout Long Beach State’s bid this season to repeat as NCAA men’s volleyball coach has been assistant coach Scott Touzinsky, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist and former 49er All-American. Touzinsky, however, coached this college season while being under investigation for sexual misconduct by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and suspended by USA Volleyball from events sanctioned by the national governing body, according documents obtained by the Southern California Newspaper Grou...
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Is new SafeSport guideline designed to protect or silence sex abuse victims?

A sense of irony and outrage came over U.S. national team weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts as she read the recently revised U.S. Center for SafeSport guidelines this week. One section of the revised guidelines in particular jumped out — and infuriated — Roberts. Under a new revision, persons, including alleged victims or their representatives or advisors, disclosing documents or recordings related to SafeSport investigations or proceedings could be sanctioned for Abuse of Process. Some of those doc...
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USOC threatens USA Badminton with decertification

The U.S. Olympic Committee in a thorough and damning rebuke of USA Badminton operations and culture said it would be appropriate to decertify the Anaheim-based national governing body because of the “severity” of its continued deficiencies regarding athlete safety, financial and accounting practices and governance, according to a letter obtained by the Orange County Register. Instead, USOC has given USA Badminton until July 15, 2019 to make a series of wide ranging reforms or the USOC will begin...
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Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport’s Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. The tour will also host […]
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USC hires lobbying firm as millions in sex abuse settlements loom

Scandal plagued USC, facing civil suits from hundreds former patients who allege they were sexually abused by a gynecologist at a campus health facility over a period of three decades, has hired a Sacramento firm to lobby against legislation that would extend the statute of limitations to sue private universities. Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni LLP was hired by USC on March 1 to lobby the legislature and governor’s office in opposition of “extending the statute of limitations for a...
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NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad time

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network’s platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028. The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for the first time in 32 […]
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NBCUniversal, LA 2028 Set Long-Term Olympics Advertising Partnership

NBCUniversal and LA 2028 have set a far-reaching advertising partnership that allows for the coordinated sale of sponsor opportunities for four Olympic cycles culminating with the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles. The deal calls for NBCUniversal to make a significant financial commitment to LA 2028 and its effort to raise $2.5 billion in sponsorship […]
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Hajime Tabata Announces First Official Paralympic Video Game

JP Games founder and former Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has announced his partnership with the International Paralympic Committee to produce the first official paralympic sports role-playing game, “The Pegasus Dream Tour”. An overview of the novel game concept from JP Game’s official press release: With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games opening in 500 days’ time, the […]
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Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials. Yoshitaka Sakurada said Wednesday he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the […]
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Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

MILAN (AP) — The Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been boosted by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was delivered to Octavian Morariu, the chair of the IOC’s evaluation commission, which is concluding a weeklong inspection of the bid […]
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Podcast: From Homeless to Prisoner to Olympian

 In his teens, Tony Hoffman was a BMX Amateur being featured on magazine covers. But soon after, he was a drug addict living in the streets and ultimately ending in prison. After his parole, a now clean Tony returned to the BMX world in a big way: by taking the silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. Since then, Tony has dedicated his life to helping others with addiction issues with his motivational speaking and special projects. Subscribe to Our Show! And...
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Podcast: From Homeless to Prisoner to Olympic Coach

 In his teens, Tony Hoffman was a BMX Amateur being featured on magazine covers. But soon after, he was a drug addict living in the streets and ultimately ending in prison. After his parole, a now clean Tony returned to the BMX world in a big way: by taking the silver medal in the 2016 UCI BMX World Championships. Since then, Tony has dedicated his life to helping others with addiction issues with his motivational speaking and special projects. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
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Surf is up: Season opens for Olympics qualifying, equal pay

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Qualifying for the inaugural Olympic surfing competition has begun with a World Surf League event which also features equal prize money for male and female boardriders. Poor surf conditions at the regular Snapper Rocks venue on the Gold Coast meant officials moved the first day of competition around the point […]
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Russian makes $16M offer to help keep boxing in Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian official has offered to clear the International Boxing Association’s $16 million debt if the IOC keeps the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Umar Kremlev, an AIBA executive committee member, made the offer in a letter to senior IOC officials overseeing an investigation into the embattled Lausanne-based boxing body. […]
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Investigator: USA Swimming shut down probe into Sean Hutchison’s sexual misconduct before witness interviews

A former FBI agent hired by USA Swimming to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Olympic and national team coach Sean Hutchison in 2011 said top officials and attorneys for the organization falsely characterized the findings and extent of the investigation, and shut down the probe before she could interview several key witnesses, according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. Olympic champion Dara Torres and her agent in sworn statements also contradict ...
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Another Tonya and Nancy skating scandal? Not quite

When Mariah Bell of the U.S. clipped South Korea’s Lim Eun-soo in an official practice session at figure skating’s World Championships this week in Japan the incident sent the sport and the global media into a state of hyperventilation at the prospect of Tonya and Nancy 2.0. Lim suffered cut to her left calf from Bell’s skate blade during a collision while the pair shared the ice with other skaters preparing for the Worlds short program. Lim had to leave the ice and receive medical treatment for...
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Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year’s games

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year’s games, playing off the image of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is Japan’s most-loved flower. Organizers on Wednesday said the torch image was picked because the torch relay will begin a year from now in March when Japan’s cherry blossom […]
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Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens’ and women’s park and street disciplines. The 16 skaters qualified based on their performances in international-level events […]
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Japanese Olympic Committee President Resigns Amid Vote-Buying Scandal Tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

Tsunekazu Takeda maintained his innocence while announcing his resignation
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Carolina Hurricanes go curling with latest 'Storm Surge' victory celebration

The Carolina Hurricanes went curling during their latest "Storm Surge" to celebrate Saturday's 4-2 home victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.The Hurricanes lined up in four groups for the demonstration, with one player of each group giving up their helmet to use as the curling stone. That player bowled their helmet across the ice while two other players in each group played the role of "sweepers", using their sticks as brooms. Recent Storm Surge celebrations have included "duck, duck, go...
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51 Women are Suing the U.S. Olympic Committee for Failing to Prevent Abuse By Larry Nassar

The lawsuit details abuse dating to the late 1990s
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51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

DENVER (AP) — Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the late 1990s. One of the […]
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Toyota and Panasonic will showcase assistive robotics during the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the opportunity to show off their latest technologies — namely a fleet of robotics aimed at helping human spectators navigate around the event. Officials behind the games showcased some of the technologies that will be on display, during a press conference this week. The event is set to show the world Japan’s close working relationships with robotics design...
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Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games”

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.” Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are […]
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Team USA weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts reported being raped, but Safesport process only added to her anxiety

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories investigating SafeSport’s process for handling athlete complaints of sexual abuse. The second part will look at the appeals process, once an investigation by SafeSport is complete. In the weeks and months after Team USA weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Center for SafeSport in March 2017 alleging U.S. and Pan American champion weightlifter Colin Burns of raping her, she continued to be haunted by what had happened...
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US women’s soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Team USA’s defense of its Women’s World Cup title will take place against the backdrop of a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, the sport’s national governing body. Twenty five members of the U.S. women’s national team filed against U.S. Soccer in U.S. District Court’s Central District of California on Friday, alleging that the national governing body pays women’s national team members 38 percent of what their male counterparts receive. U.S. Soccer, the suit said, has “utterly fai...
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US women’s national team soccer players sue for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women’s national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup. The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The players allege they have been subje...
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Ban of weightlifter Colin Burns for non-consensual sexual contact during Team USA trip was overturned

The U.S. Center for SafeSport banned U.S. and Pan American champion weightlifter Colin Burns for 10 years last year for sexually assaulting a female weightlifter at pre-Olympic test event in Brazil, only to have the ban lifted by an arbitration panel last July, the Southern California News Group has learned. After an 11-month investigation, SafeSport ruled in February 2018 that Burns had “non-consensual sexual acts” in April 2016 with Jennyfer Roberts, a rising star in U.S. weightlifting, in her...
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Russia learns to love ski resorts, but not ski racing

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. The mountains above the Black Sea resort city are full of weekend skiers, with nearly a million visitors making the trip each winter. That’s quite a change for a country used […]
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Russia to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

MOSCOW (AP) — A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing “aggressive” athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they’re tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a dehydrated athlete produce a urine sample, but now they’ll have to stick to “large […]
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