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Report urges new board, funding model for US Olympic system

DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the “money for medals” funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes.

The USOPC called for the document, a 113-page report delivered this week by a committee headed by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders. The report comes after the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal that was followed by the resignation or removal of most of the federation’s top employees.

The report delved into the relationship between the USOPC and the national sports federations it oversees. Most of its suggestions dealt with giving athletes a greater role and more access to funding, but didn’t offer recommendations about how to pay for them.

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