Abuse Scandals May Put Olympic Antitrust Immunity In Doubt

Law360 (October 10, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A senator's threat last week to look into stripping the U.S. Olympic Committee of its antitrust protection if it fails to reform amid a series of sexual abuse scandals could upend the way U.S. Olympics sports have been organized and funded for decades.

The USOC and Olympic sports governing bodies have faced questions over their handling of abuse allegations as athletes in sports including gymnastics, swimming and taekwondo have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by authority figures including coaches and team doctors. The situation has lead to a leadership turnover and other changes, such as empowering the independent nonprofit...

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