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House Opens Another Investigation Into US Olympic Committee

Lawmakers want to know how Larry Nassar was able to abuse athletes for so long.
Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 09, 2018

Congress just launched a second investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Thursday its goal is to understand how USOC, USA Gymnastics and other organizations all failed at preventing sports doctor Larry Nassar from sexually abusing hundreds of athletes.  

Lawmakers said in a letter, "The Committee is investigating how Nassar's crimes were able to occur, let alone persist, for over two decades."

Nassar has been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN