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Simone Biles calls on Congress to fire the leaders of the US Olympic Committee

Simone Biles calls on Congress to fire the leaders of the US Olympic Committee


10/14/2021 –

Simone Biles, along with other gymnasts such as McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman, have asked the United States Congress USOPC presidents removed from office For his approach to the sexual assault of Larry Nassar.

“I blame Larry Nassar and I also blame the entire system that allowed and perpetrated this violation. USA Gymnastics, Olympic and Paralympic Committee When he first appeared before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Biles said, Americans knew he was being abused by the team’s official physician.”

The Congress shall have the power to dismiss the leaders of sports federations or dissolve the board of directors of the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, Once the new sports law was passed a year ago, it went into effect at the end of the month.

“We are making this request after years of patience and deliberation and An unrequited commitment to learn from our suffering and making amateur sports safe for future generations,” the gymnasts wrote in a letter to Congress. The Walt Street Journal.

“We believe the previous actions of the Board of Directors prove this The lack of will to confront the problems endemic to the abuse suffered by athletes like us A persistent refusal to seek real and necessary reform of a broken Olympic system.”

The US Olympic and Paralympic CommitteeOnce you know the content of this message, list the actions taken since 2018. “Important and extensive changes have been made to prevent such heinous acts from happening again. We will continue to honor and listen carefully to the concerns raised. By all members of the Olympic and Paralympic community.

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The gymnasts It is reported that US Olympic officials first heard the accusations against Nassar in 2015.”They did nothing after learning that Nassar was abusive.They pointed out that some members of the Olympic Committee for the years 2015 and 2016 remained in their positions and this is the reason Demanding Congress to replace the committee’s board of directors By “leaders willing and able to do what should have been done long ago: investigate the systematic problem of sexual assault within Olympic organizations, including the USOPC, and all efforts to cover it up.”