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Senate investigation finds U.S. Olympic Committee "knowingly concealed" Nassar abuse

Sens. Jerry Moran (left) and Richard Blumenthal. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Sens. Jerry Moran (left) and Richard Blumenthal. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

An 18-month Senate investigation has found that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Gymnastics "knowingly concealed" the sexual abuse of gymnasts by a team doctor, the New York Times reports.

Driving the news: As a result of the investigation, a bipartisan bill known as the Empowering Olympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2019 will be introduced today by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Italy to host 2026 Winter Olympic games

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The International Olympic Committee on Monday awarded the 2026 Winter Olympic games to Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo in northern Italy over Stockholm and Åre, Sweden.

The big picture: Italy last hosted the games in Turin in 2006, while Cortina's Alpine ski resort was last on the Olympic stage in 1956. The IOC pledged to provide the country with $925 million for operating costs of up to $1.7 billion, AP reports.