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U.S. sports leaders face angry questions at congressional hearing

U.S. sports leaders face angry questions at congressional hearing

In testimony that at times grew heated, the head of USA Gymnastics offered a long-awaited public apology on Wednesday, telling a congressional panel she was “appalled and sickened” by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Kerry Perry appeared before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee alongside other U.S. sports leaders to answer questions about Nassar and additional incidents of abuse in sports including swimming, volleyball and taekwondo.

Perry’s statements marked the first time she had publicly addressed the issue since taking over USA Gymnastics six months ago.

“Let there be no mistake, those days are over,” she said of the conditions that...

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