USOC names new chief executive months after sex abuse scandal


(Reuters) – The U.S. Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its new chief executive on Thursday, months after its former CEO quit for medical reasons amid criticism stemming from a sex abuse scandal involving former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Hirshland, currently the chief commercial officer for the U.S. Golf Association, takes over from Susanne Lyons, who has served as acting CEO since February after former CEO Scott Blackmun resigned following months of criticism of the USOC.

“I’m thrilled that Sarah has accepted the position and thankful to the diverse slate of…



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