Transcript for Congress looking into alleged sexual abuse in USA Swimming and other Olympic sports
There's been a systemic failure in the system to protect athletes. Including in how allegations of sexual misconduct have been handled. Or should I say not handled by the national governing bodies. In 2010. USA someone face its own reality that children and Summers were being sexually abused and sport. USA swimming apologizes. And acknowledges and deeply regrets the abuse suffered by children. Athletes and other participants in some programs. Participation sport should offer physical social. And emotional benefits but for some. It has resulted in abuse. Trauma. It will negatively impact the rest of their lives ever get we continued to receives reports of chuckled child sexual abuse in swimming. The organization can should and will do more and I will lead that effort. Well we cannot change the past we will learn from it and we will do better. Our commitment to preventing child sexual abuse. And providing a safe and healthy environment for athletes. Is constant and long lasting.
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