AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic organizations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, according to people with knowledge of the investigations.

The probes were first reported by the Wall Street Journal . They come in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases that led to massive turnover at USA Gymnastics and the USOPC. The Journal reported that the probes were wide-ranging and involved grand jury subpoenas that were sent to the USOPC and the U.S. Center for SafeSport. That's the organization formed in 2017 to handle sex-abuse cases in the Olympic world.

The people who told The Associated Press about the investigations spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ongoing probes.

The Wall Street Journal reported that prosecutors have spoken with potential witnesses about alleged abuse and misconduct in Olympic sports organizations, including USA Gymnastics and USA Taekwondo.

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