USOC to offer help on preventing sex-abuse cases

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The U.S. Olympic Committee plans to standardize sex-abuse-prevention guidelines for the national governing bodies of the various Olympic sports.

Four-time Olympic cross country skier Nina Kemppel will lead a USOC task force, which expects to complete the project over the summer.

Kemppel tells The Associated Press she hopes to produce a list of best practices for the groups to follow.

Recent reports about sex-abuse cases in swimming have brought the issue under the microscope. There are more than 30 Olympic sports, and this marks the USOC’s most concerted effort to provide some guidance.

- Associated Press