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

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

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Olympic gymnast champ Kyle Shewfelt says Canada must strengthen its own abuse policies

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Canadian gymnast Kyle Shewfelt says policies dealing with abuse in sports need to be strengthened to help prevent further incidents of sexual assault and other crimes against young athletes.

Watch the sentencing for U.S. gymnastics doctor in sex assault case

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Click on the video above Wednesday morning as U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is sentenced in Lansing, Mich., after admitting to sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.

U.S. gymnastics doctor to be sentenced Wednesday in sex assault case

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Larry Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport's national governing organization and trains Olympians.

USA Gymnastics leaders resign amid sex abuse scandal

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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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.