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Details Announced for #SubOversight Hearing on Sexual Abuse with U.S. Olympic Community


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), formally announced details for a hearing on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse.”

This hearing follows a months-long bipartisan investigation into the United States Olympic Committee and all 48 National Governing Bodies related to the management, handling, and prevention of sexual abuse across the U.S. Olympic community.

As previously announced, #SubOversight has confirmed the following witnesses will testify:

  • Susanne Lyons, Acting Chief Executive Officer, United States Olympic Committee (USOC);
  • Kerry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, USA Gymnastics (USAG);
  • Tim Hinchey, President and Chief Executive Officer, USA Swimming (USA-S);
  • Steve McNally, Executive Director, USA Taekwondo (USAT);
  • Jamie Davis, Chief Executive Officer, USA Volleyball (USAV); and
  • Shellie Pfohl, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS).

“Based on the information we’ve received as part of this ongoing investigation, we are concerned about the potentially pervasive and systemic problem of sexual abuse across the U.S. Olympic community. The institutions we’ve called to testify have long been entrusted with the safety and well-being of America’s athletes. However, as disturbing allegations and incidents of abuse have come to light, this hearing will examine whether the mechanisms in place are enough to keep athletes safe,” said #FullCmte Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and #SubOversight Chairman Harper.

The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and live webcast will be made available as they are posted on the committee’s website HERE.

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