Sexual abuse and misconduct claims in US Olympic sports rise by 55% in 2019

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SafeSport faces funding questions as case load rises sharply Center now receiving 239 reports a month, up 55% from 2018

The US Center for SafeSport is fielding 55% more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion’s share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload.

This week, the two-year-old center, tasked with investigating sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports, received a $1.3m infusion from the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee that brings the USOPC’s overall contribution to $7.4m in 2019.

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