Disability sports

Ju'Riese Colon, the CEO for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, talks about the challenges facing her organization at their headquarters in Denver, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The center is receiving 55 percent more sex-abuse reports this year than in 2018, leading to a debate over whether the Olympic movement or federal government should shoulder the increasing cost of keeping athletes safe. (AP Photo/Eddie Pells)
September 17, 2019 - 4:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. The government's $4.5 million fine against Michigan State University in the Nassar sexual assault scandal is unprecedented. The U.S. Education Department has extraordinary leverage over schools that participate in federal student aid programs. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 13, 2019 - 5:07 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — 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, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday. The probes, first...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, U.S. then Olympic Committee Acting Chief Executive Officer Susanne Lyons speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington. The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments _ as good a sign as any regarding the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape. At their annual address to the USOPC Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, CEO Sarah Hirshland and chair Lyons spent ample time acknowledging the shortcomings of the USOPC _ how they got there and what they are doing to fix it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 12, 2019 - 5:43 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will introduce a five-year strategic plan to a world measured in four-year increments — as telling a sign as any about the challenges still facing America's Olympic leaders in the post-Larry Nassar landscape. At...
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In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, photo, people walk past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Tokyo is shaping up as a very pricey Olympics. Ticket demand is unprecedented, so scalping is sure to flourish. Hotel rates are soaring to five-six times normal. And getting here will be costly, particularly for fans from the Americas and Europe. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 22, 2019 - 2:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly. The lottery for Paralympic tickets for Japan residents opened on Thursday with 2.3 million available. The lottery closes on Sept. 9. A second lottery will be held early next year. Olympic tickets...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Gwen Berry of the United States competes in the women's hammer throw at the Golden Grand Prix track and field event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games, but the 12-month probations that came with the letters also included a none-too-subtle signal for anyone vying for next year's Olympics. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
August 20, 2019 - 8:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — The letters went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016, file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee took steps designed to help athletes in the wake of Olympic sex-abuse scandals, proposing an increase in their numbers on its board and recasting its mission statement to include the job of promoting their well-being. These changes are part of a proposal, released Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, to rewrite the USOPC bylaws. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
August 19, 2019 - 6:21 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is taking steps designed to help athletes in the wake of Olympic sex-abuse scandals, proposing an increase in their numbers on its board and a recasting of its mission statement to include the job of promoting their well-being. These changes...
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Simone Biles stretches during practice for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 07, 2019 - 5:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface. And while Simone Biles tries to stay focused on the healing process more than 18 months after the Olympic gymnastics champion revealed she was among the hundreds of athletes abused by...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016, file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A bill spurred by Larry Nassar's sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's entire board and would quadruple the money the federation provides to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
July 30, 2019 - 3:09 am
A bill spurred by Larry Nassar's sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's entire board and would quadruple the money the federation provides to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The bill, to be introduced Tuesday, is the most...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:37 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia has moved closer to launching a bid for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games after the Queensland state government announced it would help fund a study into how much the events would cost taxpayers. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Tuesday said she would chair...
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In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, photo, robots of mascots of Olympics "Miraitowa," left, and Paralympics "Someity" are shown to the media at Toyota Motor Corp. headquarters in Tokyo. The mascot robots’ eyes change to the images of stars and hearts. The Japanese automaker Toyota, a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
July 21, 2019 - 10:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic...
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