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A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said the USOC needs to “accept legal responsibility” for the crimes committed by Larry Nassar. He criticized the USOC’s acting CEO for signing off on last week’s’ motions to have the USOC removed from lawsuits involving Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.
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 run unchecked for so long.
An Olympic gold medalist has confronted in court her former doctor who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults. Aly Raisman warned Larry Nassar on Friday that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. Roughly 80 of his accusers have described the harm Nassar did and the impact he had on their lives, since the hearing began Tuesday.
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 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.
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 25 years in prison.
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas isn’t taking the side of her teammate Aly Raisman.
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 is expected to change his not-guilty pleas in a bid to close the state’s criminal cases against him.
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 first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar. He’s currently in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Raisman was the captain of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold-medal winning U.S. team. Raisman’s interview with “60 Minutes” will air Sunday night.
The first one was for the team. This one was a little more personal. The next three for Simone Biles could be for the record books.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Simone Biles wouldn’t let herself believe it. Not until she heard from national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, even if the Olympic dream she had been chasing for most of her life was locked down long ago. So the three-time world champion waited for Karolyi to call her name late Sunday night at the end of an emotionally draining Olympic Gymnastics Trials. It didn’t matter that Biles’ spot was already secure after capturing the all-around, extending a long streak that shows no signs of abating. Biles needed to hear Karolyi say the words.
The double standard didn’t hit Aly Raisman fully until she found herself talking to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. You know, as one does.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won its third straight world title on Tuesday night, going nearly mistake free to easily grab the gold and state a case as the heavy favorite to repeat next summer at the 2016 Olympics.