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