Posted: Sep 28, 2010 9:51 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
The U.S. Olympic Committee will "encourage" but not require sports' national governing bodies to adopt standardized policies to prevent abuse.
CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday that the USOC would not set up a centralized database of banned coaches to prevent violators from jumping from sport to sport, because smaller organizations don't have sufficient resources to make such a program work.
A 10-person task force presented its report to the USOC board over the weekend. It recommends that the USOC develop a set of training materials and standardized procedures.
The issue of abuse in sports has been in the spotlight in recent months with a series of allegations involving USA Swimming.