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USOPC Statement on Department of Justice Report


“We appreciate the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General for conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation into this matter. It is essential that athletes, parents, coaches, and others know that law enforcement will promptly and thoroughly investigate issues of abuse.  The USOPC's mandatory policies require reporting of suspected child abuse to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

In cooperation with all US National Governing Bodies, The USOPC has taken extensive steps to combat sexual abuse, strengthen protections in amateur sports and support survivors. In 2018 the USOPC board commissioned the law firm Ropes & Gray to conduct a fully independent and exhaustive investigation. That report led to significant reforms to prevent such reprehensible acts from ever occurring again. That is work we continue to do every day.”

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