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Where Is George Gibney?

A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished.

Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.

10. Sea Swimming

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 170 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 44:10

As a police investigation into Gibney is confirmed, survivors around the world begin to talk. A significant voice in the story of George Gibney comes forward. -- Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Caroline’s letter is voiced by Clare Monnelly Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some occasional strong language. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

9. Her Voice is Coming

Where Is George Gibney?

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  • 7 months ago
  • 37:39

Survivors continue to come forward for the first time and a new voice emerges from Waterford. We tell the story of Loraine Kennedy with some help from her daughter, Louise. -- Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some occasional strong language. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

A message to listeners - new bonus Q&A episode out now on BBC Sounds

Where Is George Gibney?

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  • 7 months ago
  • 01:08

Download the free BBC Sounds app to hear a new bonus Q&A episode with Mark and Cass.

8. Talk

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 190 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 28:50

As our journey in the US comes to an end, it’s time to talk to George Gibney. But he hasn’t left his house in days and we don’t know why. Time is running out. Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some occasional strong language right from the start. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline. The final two episodes of Where Is George Gibney? will take into account some of the correspondence and coverage received over the past eight weeks. Episode 9 will be available on Thursday 3rd December, with episode 10 coming a week later. You’ll be able to listen first via the BBC Sounds app which is available to download for free wherever you are in the world.

7. Christ Renews

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 230 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 38:49

We discover new information on Gibney’s life today and investigate his religious and coaching links. A Hall of Fame coach speaks publicly about his mentor for the first time. Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some occasional strong language. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

6. Sunshine State

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 260 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 32:39

We learn of another abuse allegation involving Gibney, this time in Florida. A gifted former swimmer called ‘Susan’ is no longer well enough to talk to us. Her sister tells her story. Credits Reporter: Mark Horgan Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy Co-Producer: Maria Horgan Research and fact checking: Killian Down Editing: Ciarán Cassidy Composer: Michael Fleming Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell Theme tune by Aaron Dessner Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country. For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.