Attorney to lead USOC’s safe training initiative

The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired an attorney to oversee its

efforts to ensure safe training environments for Olympic


Malia Arrington was hired as director of ethics and safe sport

Wednesday, a position created at the recommendation of a USOC panel

led by board member Nina Kemppel.

The panel called for the USOC to take a ”leadership” role in

standardizing rules for all the Olympic-sport orgnizations as they

try to eliminate sexual and physical misconduct in their coaching


In the past year, USA Swimming has been hit by a number of

sex-abuse allegations by coaches.

Arrington also will manage the USOC’s internal ethics