U.S. Olympic Committee Tackling Sexual Abuse in Sport

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Despite calls for a centralized database of coaches across all sports with allegations of sexual or physical abuse of athletes, the task force ultimately decided not to recommend such a system right now, Kemppel said, although she hopes in the future it will become a reality.

"I think the practicality of doing this right now across all [national governing bodies] would be very difficult," said Kemppel.

"At this point, it would be very difficult for us to require some of the very small sports organizations to keep the kind of records and track the kind of data that would be required to truly keep a unified nationwide database possible and viable," she added.

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USA Swimming Approves New Athlete Protection Policies

In response to the announcement by the USOC, critics renewed their calls for greater change at USA Swimming in the wake of the sexual misconduct scandal.

"The actions by the USOC will only be effective if there is leadership at the NGB-level that is committed to protecting athletes from abusive coaches," said Brooke Taflinger, whose Indiana swim coach Brian Hindson was found guilty of taping his athletes naked in the locker room. "I have some concerns that the leadership at USA Swimming will continue to protect coaches at the expense of athletes."

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Bob Allard, who is representing one of the victims of Andy King, said the USCO did not go far enough with its recommendations.

"They need to purge the leadership at USA Swimming that was responsible for allowing this sexual abuse scandal to hurt innocent swimmers," said Allard.

Earlier this week, USA Swimming officially passed new regulation that implements athlete protection policies, expands background checks, and enacts mandatory reporting of credible information of sexual abuse within the sport.

Click here to read the full list of expanded USA Swimming Athlete Protection Measures and Best Practice Guidelines.

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