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

USA Gymnastics leaders resign amid sex abuse scandal

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
USA Gymnastics Sexual Assault Sentencing

Three key leaders at USA Gymnastics resigned Monday as more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who spent years with Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes.

Simone Biles says she was also abused by former U.S. gymnastics doctor

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the "many survivors" that were abused by Larry Nassar.

Olympic medallist claims USA Gymnastics tried to bury doctor’s abuse

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Maroney-Abuse Allegations

Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Top Canadian women’s gymnastics official charged with multiple sexual offences

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Dave Brubaker, the women's national team director of Gymnastics Canada, has been charged with multiple sexual offences.

Former U.S. gymnastics doctor gets 60 years for child porn crimes

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A judge has sentenced Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.

Former U.S. gymnastics doctor enters another guilty plea

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Larry Nassar appeared in an Eaton County court Wednesday and admitted molesting three girls with his hands at Twistars gymnastics club, near Lansing. One victim was under 13 years old. The others were teens.

Aly Raisman uses her platform to become advocate for sexual abuse victims

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas says she was abused by team doctor

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.

U.S. gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison: report

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

A sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.

Canada’s Sophiane Methot grabs bronze at trampoline worlds

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Canada took home a bronze medal courtesy of Sophiane Methot at the trampoline & tumbling world championships in Bulgaria on Sunday.