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Commentary: Simone Biles was abandoned by U.S. Olympic officials, and the torment hasn’t stopped

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

The trouble with the phrase “mental health” is that it’s an abstraction that allows you to sail right straight over what happened to Simone Biles and, in a way, what is still happening to her. To this day, American Olympic officials continue to betray her. They deny that they had a legal duty to protect her and others from rapist-child pornographer Larry Nassar, and they continue to evade accountability in judicial maneuvering. Abuse is a current event for her.
News >  Nation/World

High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

UPDATED: Mon., June 21, 2021

In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the NCAA can't enforce certain rules limiting the education-related benefits — things like computers and graduate scholarships — that colleges offer athletes.