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Simone Biles blasts USA Gymnastics: ‘You had one job … and you couldn’t protect us!’

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles apologized for the tears that filled her eyes Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around. The organization named Leung as its new president and chief executive officer as …


Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP’s top 10 sports stories

Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives multidecade prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow responses …


Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached sports world with Nassar scandal

#MeToo movement reached sports world in 2018 with Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, which reverberated well beyond locker rooms and gyms


USA Gymnastics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization has filed a bankruptcy petition in Indianapolis as it tries to reach settlements in …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Larry Nassar scandal

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 …


American Simone Biles becomes first woman with four world all-around titles

Simone Biles is still the best even when she’s not at her best. The 21-year-old star has won her fourth world all-around championship in Qatar. She survived a series of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor …


Mary Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to “reconnect” with a sport she loved growing …


Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics …


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 …