Gymnasts testify; lawmakers won’t name abuse bill lobbyists

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:42

Former Olympic and U.S. national team gymnasts have testified in Texas about a bill that seeks to expand the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims after lawmakers tried to remove a key provision.The women's testimony on Monday comes after lawmakers quietly removed a key provision allowing victims to ...

UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi looks to make final statement on floor

Sports 04/17/19, 01:54

Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame."As the 22-year old UCLA senior gets ready to compete for the final time at the NCAA Championships, she has lived up to ...

‘I still love the sport’ – Nichols pushes on after Nassar

Sports 04/04/19, 02:20

For all the work Maggie Nichols has put into becoming a world-class gymnast, some of her most important moments in the sport these days are coming far from the mat.Like sitting at a long table at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, welcoming a steady stream of children and ...

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

Sports 02/19/19, 13:33

Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting for ...

Update: USA Gymnastics meeting called ‘frustrating’

Sports 02/07/19, 17:34

The Latest on a creditors' meeting on USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing (all times local):5:30 p.m.Three women who are suing USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar expressed frustration with its chief financial officer's lack of answers during a meeting on the group's bankruptcy proceedings.USA Gymnastics filed ...

First Nassar accuser to question USA Gymnastics official

Sports 02/07/19, 14:25

The first woman to publicly accuse sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics' chief financial officer in bankruptcy court.Attorney John Manly says Rachael Denhollander will question Scott Shollenbarger about the Indianapolis-based group's assets and how many claims have been filed by Nassar's victims.USA Gymnastics ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sports 01/17/19, 09:06

Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.Engler took over at the school on a temporary basis ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sports 01/16/19, 19:48

Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler — the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.A special board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, amid criticism over comments Engler made about victims ...

Michigan hires former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn

Sports 01/12/19, 18:45

The University of Michigan hired former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn as a women's gymnastics coaching consultant, announcing the move Saturday after The Michigan Daily reported the hire earlier in the day.USA Gymnastics parted ways with Faehn as senior vice president in May after she was criticized by victims of ...

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

Sports 01/10/19, 11:46

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs.Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my ...

Top sports story of ’18: Nassar abuse, gymnastics turmoil

Sports 12/24/18, 11:25

The depths of Larry Nassar's depravity began to emerge some 15 months before the calendar flipped to 2018 — when reports of his sexual abuse first appeared in newspaper stories that would eventually lead to a trial and, ultimately, to the doctor's imprisonment.But it was January 2018, the month when ...

Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

Tennis 12/23/18, 10:03

One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice.Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA ...

Eyeing 2024, gymnastics makes moves on free-spirited parkour

Sports 12/21/18, 04:09

Their test of skill and courage was as dangerous as it was effective: Having clambered as stylishly as they could to the summit of a jagged, pyramid-shaped climbing wall in the suburbs of Paris, the young men would hang each other upside down by the feet from the top.One slip ...

Analysis: Report lays blame, but what’s needed are solutions

Sports 12/11/18, 03:18

The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy.And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there.The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded — or didn't — to sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar was yet ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sports 12/10/18, 16:36

The U.S. Olympic Committee's firing of chief of sport performance Alan Ashley is the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.An independent report released Monday said neither Ashley nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Nassar allegations when they were first ...

USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sports 12/05/18, 16:07

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival.The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic ...

British gymnast Louis Smith retires from gymnastics at 29

Sports 11/08/18, 13:47

Louis Smith, who ended Britain's 80-year Olympic medal drought in gymnastics, has retired from competition.The 29-year-old Smith won bronze on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in the same event at both the 2012 London Games and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He also won ...

Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

Sports 11/07/18, 01:30

Attention Simone Biles: They're building a gymnastics venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won as a star in Rio de Janeiro.Workers direct the raising of the main wooden roof section for the Olympic Gymnastic Centre for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games ...

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

Sports 11/05/18, 19:13

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.In an ...

Quiet Qatar: Few fans, little buzz for gymnastics worlds

Sports 11/03/18, 17:12

All the usual bells and whistles were there. The pyrotechnic introductions. The in-house deejay heavy on American pop music. An aggressive social media campaign replete with its own hashtag (#GoGymtastic). The bright colors on the competition floor. Oh, and perhaps the greatest gymnast of all time at the height of ...

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