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Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Yet too often during her nine …


Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement comes days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry’s leadership. Perry has …


Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

When sex-abuse cases dominate headlines, a familiar pattern often emerges. If it took place at a large organization – be it a church, a large state university or a group …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Larry Nassar scandal

Reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles says it’s time for new USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry to speak up. Perry has remained largely in the shadows since taking over last December. …


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and …


Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing

Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.


Gymnast sues Karolyis, other groups over team doctor’s abuse

A former member of the U.S. national team is the latest gymnast to file suit over former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Sabrina Vega was on the team that …


USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit

USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization’s practices for reporting child abuse.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Olympic star Aly Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar’s abusive conduct was allowed to …


U.S. gymnasts say sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse

Ex-athletes say Bela and Martha Karolyi, the husband-wife team who coached America’s top female gymnasts for three decades, institutionalized an abusive culture in the sport. Former gymnasts and coaches interviewed …


Athletes vow to keep fighting in doctor sex-abuse scandal

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

House passes bill after sports doctor scandal

The House has followed up on the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by passing legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims …


USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

The remaining members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee. The USOC threatened to decertify USA Gymnastics if it didn’t …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Shawn Windsor: Reaction to Larry Nassar’s crimes points out societal hypocrisy

This isn’t Penn State. It’s worse. At least in scope and number. And while there is no evidence of a top-down cover-up at Michigan State regarding its relationship with predatory …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in …


3 board members quit USA Gymnastics as more victims speak

USA Gymnastics announced the resignations of three key leaders Monday while more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

USOC CEO apologizes, says he was unaware of Larry Nassar abuse

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

USA Gymnastics doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least …


Source: Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison

A person with knowledge of the agreement said a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least …


Michigan doctor expected to change plea in sex assault cases

A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting girls under the guise of medical treatment at his home, a campus clinic and a youth gymnastics club …


Aly Raisman claims abuse by former team USA doctor

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was …


Cool Yul: Moldauer soars to U.S. gymnastics title

Yul Moldauer won the all-around title at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships, overcoming an early bobble on high bars to hold off Oklahoma teammate Allan Bower and all but lock …


‘Monster’ ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years …


Newsmakers

Extended Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has received a four-year extension on his contract, which now runs through the 2022-23 season. Turgeon enters his sixth season at the school with a …


USA Gymnastics declined to look into potential abuse, reports says

An investigation into USA Gymnastics published Thursday determined the organization collected complaints of improper conduct by over 50 coaches between 1996 and 2006 and regularly declined to forward them on …


USA Gymnastics coordinator Martha Karolyi likely done after Rio

Martha Karolyi will likely retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the longtime U.S. women’s gymnastics coach said Friday. Karolyi, 72, officially USA Gymnastics’ national team coordinator, has headed …