U.S. Olympic Committee boss resigns amid sex-abuse scandal

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The embattled CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee resigned Wednesday, citing health problems, as the organization announced new initiatives to protect athletes from abuse.

Scott Blackmun, who has headed the committee since 2010, has been under fire for weeks in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. He did not attend the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, citing treatment for prostate cancer.

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U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun stepped down Wednesday.