The Olympic Umbrella is a Cover for Worldwide Pedophilia Operations Child Athletes, Pedophile Coaches and the Exploited Power Differential
MAY 28, 2018
Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture
Reblogged from PhiBetaIota
Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State – Chapter 17: The Olympic Umbrella is a Cover for Worldwide Pedophilia Operations Child Athletes, Pedophile Coaches and the Exploited Power Differential
May 28, 2018
by Joachim Hagopian
DOC (77 Pages): Pedophilia & Empire Chapter 17 Olympic Umbrella Cover for Worldwide Pedophilia Operations
98% of the sexual abuse of underage minors playing sports is perpetrated by their coaches and teachers. One study review shows that anywhere from 2-8% of young athletes are sexually molested with girls more often victims than boys, but then males report abuse significantly less frequently than females and up to 90% of all sexually abused children don’t report sex crimes at all. Results from a 2015 US Department of Education study determined that 7% of all middle and high school students were subject to physical sexual abuse by coaches, teachers or other school personnel while a Psychology Today article cites 7% of all minor and young adult athletes are sexual assault victims.
Due to the unique special relationship between a coach and his child athletes, where the power differential is so pronounced with child athletes wanting to impress and please their coach vying for more playing time and successful athletic performance that potentially could lead to future scholarships or stardom, the number of sexually abused children in sports who choose not to report their abuse to parents and authorities is higher than the general population of sexually abused kids. Additionally, blowback for victims who bravely choose to disclose that a popular, respected coach abused them can be highly severe (recall Sandusky victim Aaron Fisher). Teammates, fans and community often reject accuser(s), resulting in being singled out, bullied, ridiculed, harassed and further abused.
For the distinctive reasons applied to the specific context of sports pedophilia, the actual number of abused underage athletes is likely greater than the 2-8% from available reported incidence. Despite these initial research findings, noted lead researcher David Finkelhor at the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center contends that no large-scale studies to date have ever been conducted to ascertain the accurate number of youth and adolescents sexually molested by coaches. With the median age of the abusing coach at 34 years old, upwards of 96% of these pedophilia crimes against children in sports are being committed by men.
Even prior to the 2011 headlines exposing Penn State Coach Sandusky, amateur sports involving children as sex abuse victims were already plagued with a number of increasingly prevalent, well publicized pedophilia scandals. In recent years the increasing influx of underage girls participating in sports, the traditional predominance of male coaches of female athletes typically oblivious or insensitive to understanding their psychological development, especially the fragile self-image of young girls new to sports, combined with the elevated status of coaches within the youth sports culture, all these trending factors have collectively led to skyrocketing rates of child sex abuse scandals within the sports world. By the very definition of the word “coach,” meaning to instruct, support, develop and direct, confers authority that rewards obedience. Moreover, athletic performance largely depends on the particular dynamics involved in a close, trusting relationship between athlete and coach.
Executive Director Dan Libowitz of Northeastern University’s Sports and Society weighs in on the coach as a powerful mentor:
Isn’t that why you choose a certain coach? The thinking is, this coach is better for the child development of your kid. Whether it’s at camp at age 10 or college at age 18, these coaches become huge in the development of youth. Everyone’s thinking this is the best place for my kid.
But unsuspecting parents automatically assume that a coach taking a special interest to nurture and develop their son or daughter’s athletic talents naturally has that young person’s best interest at heart. And because the vast majority of youth coaches do, and are deservedly esteemed role models and pillars of the community, child athletes easily fall prey as vulnerable targets to the ones who aren’t, the grooming pedophile coaches like Jerry Sandusky. Predatory coaches often ingratiate themselves to both parents and administrators alike in order to meticulously cultivate the “do-gooder” image as their protective safety net and potential barrier to overpower and weaken victim credibility. Furthermore, coaches feeding both parents’ and children’s lofty dreams of future stardom and athletic scholarship tend to inhibit abuse disclosure to outside authorities, be it law enforcement or to even parents themselves.
Three-time 1984 Olympic gold medal swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a civil rights attorney and Champion Women (and girls) founder, characterizes the unhealthy, abusive dynamic repeated thousands of times between coach and young athlete when boundaries get blurred and violated:
Power of this magnitude is easily abused and fosters a sickness that can turn victims into pariahs… A coach abuses a young female athlete, and when it is discovered, team members rally to protect the popular coach, upon whom they’ve hung their hopes of athletic success. The problem becomes the victim, who is pressured to leave while the coach remains.
Nancy addresses another all too common pattern:
The abuse is discovered, but the family wants to shield the victim from the shame of exposure or police involvement, and the club doesn’t want the bad PR. So the coach is allowed to quietly leave the club, only to be hired again to repeat the abuse.
The third and most common scenario is when sexual abuse goes unreported. When successful coaches (like at Penn State) are so lauded and renowned, buffered and armed with such sterling reputations shared by both their community and athletes alike, underage victims may fear the abuse and rejection that would be forthcoming if they dare unveil the ugly truth. In a state of shock, feeling powerless, alone, overwhelmed, confused, ashamed and scared, child athletes can conclude that it’s their fault, or that their only option is to tough it out, learn to “stomach” the abuse, suffer in silence and otherwise repress their sexual trauma, convinced that abuse is but a sacrificial requisite to being a team sport athlete, or the paid cost of striving to reach their lifelong dream to make the Olympics, achieve professional stardom or earn that coveted, much needed college scholarship. Many withdraw and simply drop out of sports altogether without a word. Or if the traumatic shock is strong enough, the victim’s mind dissociates, forming an alter ego separate from the primary personality.
When coaches focus so much on conditioning young athletes’ physical bodies to peak performance, appreciating the aesthetic beauty and grace of fine-tuned athletic excellence while sharing athletic locker room facilities where undressing and showering are normal daily routines, regularly traveling together for competition, perhaps more than any other single profession, male coaches gain exclusive access spending inordinate amounts of unsupervised time with their underage female and male athletes – virtually every afternoon and weekends for months and even years at a time. This professional lifestyle uniquely grants coaches ample opportunity for shared intimacy between coach and athlete that for pedophilic predators becomes too sexually stimulating and tempting to avoid criminal exploitation. A coach innately possessing pedophilic or hebephiliac tendencies and urges, potentially compounded by lack of moral development and/or unmet sexual needs, combined with a child athlete’s craving for positive attention and approval from a powerful adult authority figure, frequently exacerbated by lack of parental involvement, all these co-occurring factors can compel a coach to transgress professional boundaries and sexually offend. It’s why so many minors participating in sports today are at higher risk of sexual abuse than either they or their unsuspecting parents can even imagine.