The Senate subcommittee's investigation is one of several ongoing federal inquiries inspired by the Larry Nassar case. The hearing is titled "Olympic Abuse: The Role of National Governing Bodies in Protecting our Athletes".
During a Q&A session on Tuesday at the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's spring luncheon, Maroney, 22, took aim at USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and Michigan State University for allowing Nassar's serial abuse to happen.
Also today, Wieber and 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher testified before Congress about the Nassar controversy.
Her attorney, John Manly, said she had been abused between 50 and 100 times by Nassar, including at the Olympics and during the world championships.
Speedskater Bridie Farrel and figure skater Craig Maurizi will be in Washington, D.C.as well, both have said they were abused by a mentor or coach while competing in their sport.
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, the panel's ranking Democrat, called Wednesday's hearing "a critical step forward in our investigation into the serious systemic abuses across generations of young athletes".
She said speaking out about her experience in October, amid the #MeToo movement, took a weight off her shoulders.
"Former gymnasts and their families sat down with me and Chairman Moran to share their deeply personal stories, further underscoring the urgency of rooting out appalling abuse in amateur sports". Four of the five members of the 2012 Olympic team have publicly said they were abused by Nassar, including Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney. "We can't give up on ending sexual abuse".
"I think there were people who knew and chose to stay silent". "His firing was kept quiet by USA Gymnastics and he was allowed to post messages on social media that said he had 'retired'".
"My team won gold medals in spite of USA Gymnastics, MSU [Michigan State University], and the USOC [United States Olympics Committee]. And now, the lack of accountability from USAG and MSU (has) caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused, and disappointed", Wieber, who also accused USAG of destroying her medical records, said.