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Not all Olympians appeased by changes in USOC Board of Directors

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 03, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – A group of Olympic athletes from across the country are calling for the resignation of the entire U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.

This comes just a day after the USOC announced its newest members of the board of directors.

Athletes Advisory Council Member and Pentathlete Eli Bremer tells News5 the appointments are “toxic,” and says there needs to be a complete change over in personnel at the top, including new CEO Sarah Hirshland.

So far, he’s provided a list with more than 30 Olympic athletes supporting his call for change. Bremer says his biggest concern is for future Olympians.

“I’ve seen Olympians posting on Facebook saying ‘they will never let their kids participate in Olympic sports. This board of directors has overseen the Olympics for years and they have failed to make the changes. It’s time for them to go so we can get a believable team in who will fix the Olympics for the next generation of athletes,” says Bremer.

This is a developing story. We will continue to follow it, as well as seek comment from the U.S. Olympic Committee on the circulating petition.