WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) – chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection with jurisdiction over the health and safety of USA Gymnastics, US Olympic and NCAA athletes – today released the following statement after their meeting with Ropes & Gray:
“Today, members of our subcommittee met with Ropes & Gray to discuss their independent report and ask specific questions regarding the findings of their investigation into the abuse of Olympic athletes by Larry Nassar. As part of our Subcommittee’s ongoing investigation, it was important to hear directly from Ropes & Gray investigators regarding the compilation of their report. We look forward to continuing our bipartisan work in the Senate to rectify gaps in USOC governance and develop legislation to further protect athletes from abuse.”
In December 2018, Ropes & Gray released a report that details the findings of their independent investigation into Larry Nassar’s abuse of hundreds of elite and Olympic gymnasts and other children since the early 1990s. Ropes & Gray was commissioned by a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee to conduct this independent investigation.
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