By United States Olympic Committee | April 23, 2017, 12:22 p.m. (ET)
(L-R) USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus, Missy Franklin and United States Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer arrive at the 10th Annual USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live on Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

 

The following United States Olympic Committee statement regarding the passing of USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus is attributable to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun:

"Chuck Wielgus was an impactful and respected leader in the U.S. Olympic Movement. During his tenure at USA Swimming, American swimmers enjoyed more success and more support than ever before. He had a passion for his work and cared deeply about sport. Chuck fought a long and hard battle with amazing grace and optimism, and will be missed."