Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk: Stop sexual abuse of athletes by coaches

Missy Erickson

Sara & Kelly are joined by Missy Erickson and Nancy Hogshead-Makar to address sexual abuse of young athletes by coaches and why it’s time for a change of attitude by sport’s governing bodies as well as the coaches

In this week’s episode, Sara Gross & Kelly O’Mara ask why are there so many case of sexual misconduct in sport and what can we do to make changes to protect our vulnerable children? Kelly catches up with U.S. National Track Cycling Champion and 2016 Olympic Games team member Missy Erickson, who recently shared her story of abuse in a revealing article in Bicycle Magazine.


Nancy Hogshead-Makar

We also hear from the founder of Champion Women, former athlete, lawyer and activist Nancy Hogshead- Makar to learn more about the facts and stats behind the issues and find out how we can stop the cycle of mistreatment and silence. And of course don’t miss the Hype and Gripe of the week, which is always enlightening.  You can join in the conversation too by writing to us in confidence at



Podcast length: 30 mins

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