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USASC Statement on Responsibility to Actively Combat Abuse of Athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Jan. 22, 2018 - The USA Sports Council has requested that all its members discuss the different activities and regulations in place to address issues of abuse of athletes, at all levels including minors, juniors and seniors.

The USASC membership believes in proactive approaches to combat any type of activity that harms, or puts in the way of harm, an athlete in any way, physical and psychological, and the organization, along with its members, is actively working on these matters. The USA Sports Council is currently reviewing successful strategies with a view to formulating a cutting edge, successful and enforceable policy.

"We do not believe the correct way is to wait to hear or learn, but in educating and establishing firm directives and protocols to follow for reporting any activity that raises the most basic suspicion." USA Sports Council President and CEO Alfredo La Mont stated on Monday. 

Administrators, coaches, medical staff, trainers, judges, entourage at all levels have the responsibility, moral, ethical, and legal, to do everything in their power to remain vigilant at all times. 

 

 

 

About the USA Sports Council:

The USASC is a Colorado Springs-based non-profit organization bringing together the national governing bodies of sport in the United States that are not under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee. The USA Sports Council aims to provide all national governing bodies of sport, health and lifestyle activities with the development of leadership, adoption of national best practices standards and domestic recognition. 

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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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