DENVER | APNewsBreak: Govt Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes

DENVER | APNewsBreak: Govt Olympic funds not usable for abuse probes

DENVER— A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of Congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million.

Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many brought by victims themselves.

That leaves an ever-growing backlog for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the organization that opened 20 months ago to investigate sex-abuse complaints in Olympic sports.

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