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The Time Has Come for Congress to Dismantle the USOC

Lindsay Gibbs ThinkProgress
The newest investigation into the enabling of Larry Nassar paints a picture of an organization that is beyond repair. The organization was willing to overlook everything, as long as programs, like gymnastics were bringing in new medals and money.

Going Native: Losing the Hate

Mark Anthony Rolo The Progressive
Since the 1980s, Indian people have sought to put an end to racist names and mascots in schools, colleges, and professional sports teams. The outcry against such racism continues to gain momentum from tribes, celebrities, and racial justice groups.

Faced With Abuse Scandal, U.S.O.C. Does Nothing

Juliet Macur New York Times
Why is the United States Olympic Committee protecting USA Gymnastics? Whatever the reason, it’s time for it to stop. Why, amid what is one of the worst sexual-abuse scandals in sports history — one much bigger than the Penn State scandal that took down the longtime football coach Joe Paterno, an athletic director and a university president — hasn’t the Olympic committee fully held the gymnastics federation accountable for its incompetence?
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