Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Gymnastics’ Category

Larry Nassar, former trainer charged with new count of sexual assault

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Prosecutors say disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer have been charged with sexual abuse stemming from an investigation involving an elite gymnastics centre in Texas.

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State to fire John Engler

Monday, June 18th, 2018

A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school.

Canada wins 5 gymnastics medals at World Challenge Cup in Portugal

Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Thierry Pellerin Gymnastics Canada Gold

Canada's senior artistic gymnast team won five medals at a weekend World Challenge Cup event, including one gold from pommel horse champion Thierry Pellerin of Levis, Que.

Ellie Black defends all-around title at Canadian championships

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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Ellie Black of Halifax defended her senior all-around title in artistic gymnastics and captured her fifth overall at the Canadian championships on Sunday in Waterloo, Ont.

Reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles returns to U.S. gymnastics team

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Athlete Selection Committee at USA Gymnastics named Simone Biles to the senior national team Thursday after reviewing training video of the reigning Olympic champion and five-time Olympic medallist .

Larry Nassar sentenced for 3rd, final time in sex abuse case

Monday, February 5th, 2018

The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term, of 40 to 125 years, for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training centre.

Larry Nassar nearly attacked by victims’ father at sentencing hearing

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Larry Nassar

A father of three victims of Larry Nassar has tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor during a court hearing in Michigan.

Larry Nassar victim total at 265, judge says

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A Michigan judge says 265 people have come forward to say they were abused by the disgraced former U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who had his third and final sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Michigan State athletic director steps down in Larry Nassar fallout

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis tearfully announced his retirement Friday, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Senators call for investigation of USOC, USA Gymnastics after sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Senators from both parties are calling for creation of a select committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics following the sentencing of a former sports doctor who admitted molesting female gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment.