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.
- 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);
- Shellie Pfohl, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS).
“Work to improve and reform these organizations won’t happen overnight, but this hearing is a critical step in making sure that sexual abuse has no place in the Olympic community,” said Chairman Harper. “I am very appreciative of the many survivors who have come forward about their experiences.”
Harper continued, “Athlete safety is a top priority. I hope tomorrow’shearing gives us a stronger understanding of how these organizations have and will continue to prevent, handle, and investigate sexual misconduct within the Olympic community and informs what we can do to ensure these organizations are held accountable.”
The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and live webcast will be made available as they are posted on the committee’s website HERE.
Congressman Gregg Harper Press Release