Lawmakers choke back tears, rail at US Olympic leaders at emotional hearing

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  • One lawmaker fights back tears at emotionally charged hearing

Lawmakers used an emotionally charged House subcommittee hearing to get answers about what they portrayed as the US Olympic Committee’s slow-moving, underfunded response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports.

CEO Shellie Pfohl of the US Center for SafeSport spoke Wednesday during a hearing that had one representative choking back tears and another screaming at the witnesses.

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