Gymnast Simone Balstta: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Us senators Jeanne Shaheen and Joni Ernst called on the head of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the United States Steve Blackman to resign. According to The Wall Street Journal.
According to the parliamentarians, the NOC has not taken measures to protect athletes after allegations of sexual harassment in the address of a former team doctor for USA gymnastics, Larry Nassar. They believe that the management Committee had to intervene even in 2015, when the U.S. gymnastics Federation has received the first alarming signals.
“If these reports are correct, it is not just negligence. There is a serious question about the degree of responsibility of the NOC of the United States, and that in such circumstances, the most appropriate step for Scott Blackmon would be the resignation,” — said in a statement, the senators.
By Nassar on 24 January sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 175 years for sexual harassment. The accusations against him have nominated more than 140 athletes, including Olympic Champions Simon Bails, Alexander, Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Makalu, Maroni. Most of the victims was a minor.
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