USA TODAY Sports’ Larry Berger discusses what he is hearing about how 2020 Olympic hopefuls feel about representing the United States. USA TODAY

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee failed to protect athletes during a spate of recent sex abuse scandals and now must face an Act of Congress to help make sure it never happens again, according to a damning 18-month investigation by two U.S. senators.

Their solution is legislation that will overhaul the oversight of the Olympic movement and even give Congress the power to fire the people in charge of it.

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) planned to introduce the bill Tuesday after determining the USOPC

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