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USOPC proposes more athletes on board as part of overhaul


August 18, 2019

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is taking steps designed to help athletes in the wake of Olympic sex-abuse scandals, proposing an increase in their numbers on its board and a recasting of its mission statement to include the job of promoting their well-being.

These changes are part of a proposal, released Monday, to rewrite the USOPC bylaws. The proposal comes 20 days after federal lawmakers — looking for a shake-up in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal — rolled out their own drastic overhaul of the law governing the USOPC.

The USOPC portrayed its proposal as...

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