I attended the 2013 annual meeting of USA Speed Skating in Park City, Utah, where sexual abuse was a much-discussed topic, given that Andy Gabel had recently admitted in the Chicago Tribune to molesting two young teammates. Sadly, acting as a typical National Governing Body, USA Speed Skating refused to pass an amendment to their bylaws to bar admitted or criminally convicted child molesters from membership in their organization.
After seeing what has happened in United States Swimming, USA Speed Skating somehow cannot recognize the writing on the wall. By refusing to ban Gabel and other coaches, USA Speed Skating is playing with fire. One noted sex coach, Mike Crowe has left Montana and moved to Canada (http://concussioninc.net/?p=10099).
Saeed and Little, LLP is eager to speak with any athletes who were abused by Mike Crowe or any other USA Speed Skating coach or administrator in the United States or Canada.