Team USA gets the 'most technologically advanced jacket ever produced' for the 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony. Team USA will get an innovative jolt of heat from their uniforms at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea, next month. Ref. USAToday.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has also revamped its Safe Sport program with the creation of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, which now has independent authority to investigate allegations of misconduct involving U.S. Olympic teams and a new code of conduct that will hold American coaches and staff to a higher standard. Less than a year after the center was created in March 2017, they’ve taken on 409 cases of misconduct across 35 sports. Source 8c.
Embattled U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun resigns, citing health problems. Scott Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. Source 9e.
Senate requests Justice Department and FBI investigate former Olympic CEO for lying to Congress. The Senate subcommittee investigating sexual abuse in the Olympic movement says former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun made “materially false statements” in written testimony. Ref. USAToday.