U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics & Michigan State University to Testify at Subcommittee Hearing Regarding the Future of Amateur Athlete Safety

July 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, will convene a hearing titled “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The hearing will focus on changes made by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and Michigan State University (MSU) to protect Olympic and amateur athletes from abuse. It will examine recent reforms to provide safe environments for athletes and how these reforms are being implemented.

The subcommittee convened two previous hearings on April 18 and June 5 featuring testimony from survivors and officials in positions of responsibility when abuse committed by former USA Gymnastics team doctor and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar occurred.


  • The Honorable John Engler, Interim President, Michigan State University
  • Ms. Susanne Lyons, Acting Chief Executive Officer, United States Olympic Committee
  • Ms. Kerry Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, USA Gymnastics  
  • Mr. Han Xiao, Chairman, Athletes’ Advisory Council   

*Witness list subject to change.

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security

This hearing will take place in Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.


NOTE: Added Mr. Han Xiao on 7/19/18