Can Congress stay bipartisan on Olympic oversight?

Political Theater, Episode 218

From left, U.S. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Simone Biles arrive Wednesday to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, U.S. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Simone Biles arrive Wednesday to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Jason Dick
Posted September 15, 2021 at 5:37pm

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.

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