A congressional report found that the agencies had the ability to stop the doctor, but did not and kept his abuse "knowingly" secret.
According to a recent Congressional report, Olympic organizations and the FBI have "failed" hundreds of young women from the ground up to protect them from former Olympic gymnast Larry Nassar, who has been convicted for decades of sexual abuse of young athletes.
Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years in jail in Michigan after being brought to justice by dozens of his victims, including Olympic medalists, and found guilty of multiple charges of sexual abuse and child pornography. At his trial in January 2018, 133 women and girls made shocking, emotional and powerful statements about the abuse.
After an 18-month investigation that included interviews with more than a dozen athletes, the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce on Manufacturing, Trade and Consumer Protection reported that the Olympic Organizations from summer 2015 to September 2016 reported the extent of the crime Nassars in front of the public and the sports community "hid to the detriment of dozens of women and girls who were sexually abused during this time concealment.
"They have closed their eyes to the monster's continuing evil," Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat and senior committee member, told reporters. "He was empowered and encouraged by people in trusting positions who looked away."
The 235-page report describes how the federal authorities, the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, and Michigan State University could not stop Nassar in spite of everything. He received a series of warnings about his abuse that lasted for years when He explained that it was a legitimate medical procedure. As a result, "hundreds of women and girls were sexually abused by Larry Nassar," the report said.
Not until 2015, after several credible reports were received that Nassar had abused the US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, that the FBI has begun to investigate the doctor. Nassar could still see hundreds of days of patients.
"The FBI has failed to follow a course of action that would have promptly and dangerously protected the victims." Instead, the FBI's investigation dragged back and forth and was mixed between the field offices, "the report said.
Although there are no clear conclusions, legislators have noted this. Those holding positions of power "prioritized their own reputation" over the health and safety of athletes, and promoted an environment that made it difficult or confusing to report abuse. There were no adequate policies and procedures to prevent Nassar from hunting young women.
In addition, the report states that Nassar has achieved "powerful allies" and "cult status" in the US gymnastics community. Coaches favored the doctor because he seldom asked athletes to rest, even if they were seriously injured, the legislature noted.
Even after USA Gymnastics finally discovered that Nassar had sexually abused the Turner after investigating several reports in the summer of 2015, the doctor allowed him to "quietly retire" and "retire later on Facebook, with no indication of misconduct ".
What's worse, the legislature wrote, is that the USAG did not tell the state of Michigan where Nassar was still or another member organization why the doctor retired. The report called this time the "most troubling phase" of Nassar's behavior, as he was able to abuse "at least 40 more women and children" due to the silence of the USAG.
Steve Penny, CEO of the USAG at this time, was also repeatedly asked by FBI agents for help and advice to curb the Nassar situation, including a request not to notify the Agency that the US Gymnastics filed a complaint against her own doctor for abuse of athletes submitted.
Penny was arrested in October for manipulating evidence in connection with a Texas investigation by Nassar. He did not plead guilty.
In their report, legislators describe how the former US Gymnastics Leader instructed an employee to postpone documents from the Karolyi Ranch Training Center to the organization's headquarters in Indiana, which included waivers for athletes named Nassar. The subcommittee was never able to find these files.
"USA gymnastics was to the core," said Blumenthal during his press conference.
Li Li Leung, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, said in a statement on Tuesday that The Organization had not had a chance to review the report or legislation that the legislature had introduced in response to its findings. However, she stressed that officials "have already made numerous changes to prevent the occurrence of abuse."
 "We have made it our top priority to become an athlete-centered organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of athletes puts emphasis on everything we do, "she said. "We admire the courage and the strength of the survivors to share their stories, and our goal is to do everything possible to prevent the opportunity reappearing."
Leung also said that USA Gymnastics "will implement most of the pronounced recommendations in an independent, investigative review of our policies and procedures for safe sport."
The state of Michigan, where Nassar has worked with athletes for decades and treated them, also failed to properly investigate claims against the doctor. In January 2018, the Attorney General examined the university's handling of sexual misconduct reports and found that there were 13 cases in 1997 in which young women told school officials about him. The college formally examined only one allegation.
MSU claimed it did not know about Nassar's wrongdoing until September 2016, when the Indianapolis Star released its bomb test. A spokesman said the university has since "invested time, financial resources and human resources to improve patient care, prevent sexual assault and prevent violence in relationships, and respond to abuses."
During their press briefing Legislators said they were still waiting for answers from the FBI as to why the office "sat" on evidence of Nassar's sexual misconduct, even after USA Gymnastics reported the doctor on July 27, 2015.
The Ministry of Justice of the Inspector General is still investigating the Agency's reaction.
As a result of the investigation, members of Congress have introduced a law to better protect young athletes who work closely with coaches of Olympic organizations. It is stated that Nassar is "hardly the only case of uncontrolled criminal behavior. "In the US, there were" serious allegations "of abuse in the areas of swimming, figure skating, taekwondo and other sports.
"La rry Nassar was not a lone wolf, he was not the only predator or the only monster out there," said Blumenthal. "The list of others convicted or prevented from accessing these athletes should be known throughout the country."