Congress is deeply split, but not when it comes to the Olympics. Former U.S. women’s national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s serial sexual abuse of female gymnasts provoked bipartisan action to toughen oversight of the Olympics organizing committee and amateur athletics. But there are still unanswered questions about Nassar and how this happened.
In this episode of the Political Theater podcast, CQ Roll Call chief correspondent Niels Lesniewski discusses what happened in Congress to address the situation and what lawmakers and the Justice Department could still do.
- Gymnasts’ testimony leaves senators wondering why FBI agents aren’t being prosecuted
- Unhappy with the Olympics? Congress could do a lot
- Is Congress next for these former Olympic athletes?
- House clears sweeping Olympic and amateur sports oversight package
- Targeting China, senators want Olympics to move up human rights timeline