Testifying before the US Congress on Wednesday are (from left) Susanne Lyons, acting CEO of the United States Olympic Committee; Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics; Tim Hinchey, president and CEO of USA Swimming; Steve McNally, executive director of USA Taekwondo; Jamie Davis, CEO of USA Volleyball; and Shellie Pfohl, president of the US Centre for SafeSport. Photo: AFP

US Olympics officials apologise to Congress for sex abuse of athletes

Leaders of the American gymnastics and swimming bodies express regret over ‘unacceptable’ failure to protect girls and young women

Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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Testifying before the US Congress on Wednesday are (from left) Susanne Lyons, acting CEO of the United States Olympic Committee; Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics; Tim Hinchey, president and CEO of USA Swimming; Steve McNally, executive director of USA Taekwondo; Jamie Davis, CEO of USA Volleyball; and Shellie Pfohl, president of the US Centre for SafeSport. Photo: AFP
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