Who is protecting our athletes? Sexual abuse in sport with Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Nancy has been in the world of sexual abuse when it comes to club and Olympic sports for 8 years now. She discusses the issues around sexual abuse in sport, updates us on the new policies taking place since the gymnasts have come forward and what we can do to protect our athletes.
Nancy has been in the world of sexual abuse when it comes to the club and Olympic sports for 8 years now. She discusses the issues around sexual abuse in sport, updates us on the new policies taking place since the gymnasts have come forward and what we can do to protect our athletes.
* Nancy has been involved in sexual abuse issues when it comes to Club and Olympic athletes for 8 years now. She shares the reasons that it has taken this long for policies to be made to protect these athletes.
* The gymnasts that came forward changed the world of sport. Because of them, there is now a statue that gives the USOC, and US Center for Safe Sport a legal duty to take care of athletes. Nancy updates us on the changes that have occurred since the gymnasts have come forward.
* What are the red flags that athletes and parents can be aware of: when a coach is alone with them, that they give them a gift, texting them individually, friending them on social media that can make abuse possible.
So you know she’s legit:
1977, at the age of 14, the only American swimmer to be ranked number one in the world in an international event.
1984, won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. The most decorated swimmer at the Games.
In 2000, ranked by Sports Illustrated as Florida’s 13th greatest athlete of the 20th Century.
She completed her BA in Political Science and Women's Studies from Duke University and her law degree from Georgetown University.
She is one of the foremost exponents of gender equity in education, including sports participation, sexual harassment, employment, pregnancy, legal enforcement, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. She has testified before Congress numerous times, is a frequent guest on national news programs, serves as an expert witness in Title IX cases, and has written amicus briefs in precedent-setting litigation. She authored Equal Play, Title IX and Social Change (Temple University Press) and Pregnant and Parenting Student-Athletes; Resources and Model Policies (NCAA).
She is currently a civil rights lawyer, assault survivor, a tireless advocate for the promotion, protections, and support of girls and women in sport, and Founder of Champion Women.
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