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US Olympic committee will not investigate gymnastics ‘sexual abuse’

  • Report says officials failed to alert authorities to claims of abuse by coaches
  • USOC defends USA Gymnastics, pointing to ‘state-of-the-art’ policy on abuse

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on Friday defended USA Gymnastics against criticism it turned a blind eye to sexual abuse and said it had no plans to conduct an investigation itself.

In their opening news briefing of the Games, the USOC leadership faced questions about a report in the Indianapolis Star on Thursday that said top USA Gymnastics officials failed to alert authorities to allegations of sexual abuse by coaches.

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