ROUNDTABLE: U.S. Olympics: Promoting Success While Protecting Athletes

Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Full Committee on Oversight and Reform
Hearing Date: December 11, 2018 2:00 pm 2247 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To provide an opportunity for Members to lead an open and constructive dialogue with leaders in the Olympic and gymnastic community about ways to move forward while protecting our nation’s athletes.
BACKGROUND:
  • In February 2018, the Committee opened an investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, and related organizations and individuals following the revelation of sexual abuse of athletes going unreported.
  • The investigation focused on process failures, which led to widespread and persistent sexual abuse, and the lack of policies, procedures, and processes, which could lead to future abuses.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Deborah Daniels Partner Krieg DeVault LLC
Ms. Kenzie Gassaway General Manager Arizona Sunways Gymnastics & Dance Center
Mr. August Wolf, OLY Founder Olympians Rising
Mr. Han Xiao Chair Atheletes Advisory Council, US Olympic Committee
Mr. Chris McCleary General Counsel US Olympic Committee