US Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring

The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions, according to a set of "scorecards" the federation has released that chart progress over the past three years.

The USOC itself is 24 percent or more behind benchmarks it set for hiring "people of color" on its roster of professional staff, administrative support and executive and senior-level management positions.

The federations for swimming and gymnastics, two sports that brought home 45 of the country's 121 medals from the Rio de Janeiro Games, have similar shortfalls.

USA Swimming...