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    US Olympic Committee CEO Resigns Amid Nassar Backlash

    Citing health issues, Scott Blackmun announced he’ll be stepping down from his post. But his resignation comes amid sharp criticism — and three congressional inquiries — about how his organization handled revelations that former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused more than 260 young girls. During Nassar’s trial, many of his victims called for action against the USOC, and two senators had specifically implored Blackmun to step down. Susanne Lyons will serve as interim CEO as the organization faces what chairman Larry Probst called “a critical point in its history.”

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