Nicely done by Max Siegel, CEO of USATF, who interceded on behalf of Gwen Berry.
Berry to meet with USOPC
CARBONDALE (USA): American hammer thrower Gwen Berry has demanded a public apology from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in light of the organisation’s response to nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd. In a letter to athletes addressing widespread demonstrations across the country, USOPC chief executive Sarah Hirshland said the USOPC “stands with those who demand equality and we want to work in pursuit of that goal”. While Hirshland had praised Berry, after winning gold in the women’s hammer at Lima 2019, the USOPC placed her on 12-month probation. Berry, who said the decision from the USOPC has cost her 50 000 USD in sponsorship earnings, first called for a written apology from the USOPC before later calling for the organisation to publicly apologise to her. From insidethegames. In the latest in this story Berry shared on her twitter: “USA Track & Field CEO Max Seigel contacted me yesterday to facilitate a meeting with himself, the management of USATF and US Olympics and Para Olympics CEO Sara Hirshland. I appreciated Max’s gesture as NO ONE from the USOPC has ever called to speak with me.”