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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?

  • 210 views
  • 9 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

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  • 470 views
  • 10 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.

7. Christ Renews

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  • 280 views
  • 11 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?

  • 300 views
  • 12 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.

5. Land of Opportunity

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 260 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 39:49

As more abusers face justice, we knock on doors across the US to understand Gibney’s path. Former colleagues talk about the popular co-worker and volunteer they called ‘John’. 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.

4. He Upped and Vanished

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 390 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:16

As Gibney’s new life in the UK begins, a groundbreaking news article starts to take shape. The public are still unaware of Gibney’s past but this story could change that forever. 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.

1. It Happened in the Summer

Where Is George Gibney?

  • 650 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:00

It’s 5am, it’s dark. We’re in a car outside a house where we think the former celebrity coach now lives. The neighbourhood gets suspicious. A garage door opens… 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 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.