Law Would Make U.S. Center for SafeSport Eligible for Federal Funds

Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),  announced a bill that would allow SafeSport to be established as an independent entity eligible to receive federal funding. 

"The bill would provide $1 million per year for five years, meaning the entity would still receive a majority of its funding from the USOC and the NGBs. The NBA and NCAA have contributed funds totaling $800,000 for the first two years of the center’s operations, according to documents the USOC provided to the Senate commerce committee in March...The bill is the latest drafted to address sexual abuse in Olympic sport, as scandals in USA Gymnastics and USA Taekwondo have prompted previous legislation." via USA Today



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