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  • McKayla Maroney, mother seek maximum sentence for Larry Nassar (update: received 60 years in prison)

    12/09/2017 10:17:06 AM PST · by Drew68 · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 07 December 2017 | John Barr
    Editor's note: This story contains details that may be disturbing for some readers.GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- McKayla Maroney had planned to be in a federal courtroom Thursday to deliver a victim-impact statement in open court in the case of Larry Nassar, the disgraced former doctor for Team USA who, Maroney says, sexually abused her for six years. Instead, Maroney's testimony will come in the form of letters written by her, which have been made public, and her mother, which were obtained by Outside the Lines, to the federal judge presiding over the case. The letters provide a chilling account of...
  • Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

    11/22/2017 8:56:38 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    cbsautsin ^ | Nov. 22, 2017 | AP
    The 21-year-old Douglas is the latest high-profile gymnast to come forward against Nassar, who spent nearly two decades as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics before being fired in 2015. Two-time Olympic teammate Aly Raisman wrote about alleged abuse by Nassar in her autobiography “Fierce,” released earlier this month. Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney disclosed abuse by Nassar in October. Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was part of the initial wave of lawsuits filed against Nassar in 2016 following reporting by the Indianapolis Star that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches...
  • Gabby Douglas Slams Aly Raisman: Dressing in ‘Sexual Way’ Welcomes Wrong Crowd

    11/17/2017 8:37:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Joe Tacopino and David K. Li
    Gymnastics star Gabby Douglas slammed fellow Olympian Aly Raisman on Friday for dressing in a “provocative/sexual way” after Raisman accused her former gymnastics team doctor of sexual assault. Douglas responded to a tweet from Raisman that detailed the victim shaming she has recently received after launching the allegations because she had once done a “sexy photoshoot.” “Just to be clear,” Raisman posted on Friday. “Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse.”
  • McKayla Maroney alleges past abuses by Larry Nassar as early as 13

    10/18/2017 6:33:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Espn ^ | October 18, 2017
    McKayla Maroney, a two-time Olympic medalist who helped the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Games, has alleged that she was abused as early as age 13 by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who already faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and could receive a sentence of life in prison. Maroney, now 21, spoke out early Wednesday as part of the "Me too" movement on Twitter, saying, "silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it's time to take our power back." Maroney...
  • Gymnastics Isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.

    08/14/2016 12:42:27 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 20 replies
    MTV News ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Unknown
    Gymnastics isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.
  • Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

    08/07/2016 3:22:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelial ^ | August 7, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this year’s gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines are nearly flawless and everyone has been in awe of her amazing skill and collected demeanor, barely flinching under the immense pressure of the judges.What is it that drives her to be the best?To answer that question, Us magazine recently asked Biles to empty her gymnastics bag in hopes of finding a secret formula to her success. While most of the contents of her bag were no surprise, the reporter noticed a white rosary that fell out. Biles explained, “My mom,...
  • Meet the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team

    07/11/2016 2:48:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | July 11 | Christine Rousselle
    The Rio Olympics don’t begin until August 5, but the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team was announced on Sunday night following the second day of the Olympic Trials. Here’s a guide to who will be representing the USA (and by all likelihood, winning gold) in Rio in just a few weeks: Simone Biles, 19, Spring, TX:What’s her deal?: Since 2013, Simone has been the undisputed queen of gymnastics. She has won 10 world championship gold medals (three in the all-around, three for floor exercise, two for the team competition, and two for balance beam) and is the first woman ever to...
  • School bans ‘unsupervised cartwheels’ on playground

    09/06/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies ^ | September 4, 2014 | Victor Skinner
    QUEENSLAND, Australia – Students and parents at Peregian Springs State School are flipping out after officials banned unsupervised playground cartwheels and handstands to prevent injuries. nocartwheelTwo children at the school have been injured recently – one broke a wrist, the other was kicked in the head – while performing “cheerleader type stunts,” prompting principal Gwen Sands to issue a ban on Monday in the school’s newsletter, reports. “All students have been advised that under no circumstances are they allowed to perform cart wheels, handstands or any other type of gymnastic move at school unless they are properly supervised by...
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • Men's gymnastics - Rings?

    08/03/2012 7:25:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Is it my imagination (Alzheimers?) or did NBC primetime coverage omit the rings competition? While doing a search I found photos of men on the apparatus, but I can't remember seeing it covered at all. Did they show it for 5 mins and skip the rest of it? Very curious. Thank you
  • Gabby's Gold Ceremony Question? vanity

    08/03/2012 1:09:35 AM PDT · by jdirt · 80 replies
    Aug 2, 2012 | jd
    Is it just me? I was watching the Olympics tonight in a restaurant. There was no sound. Gabby Douglas was receiving the Gold medal for her all-around performance in gymnastics. She did wonderful from what I saw. BUT when she received the Gold, she did not put her hand over her heart when they played the National Anthem. She was holding flowers in the middle of her body with her right hand and had her left hand behind her back.. I blew it off, kinda. But hubby saw it too and we both went into shock. I have never seen...
  • 2012 USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team - song

    08/02/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    I've been searching for the song that NBC has been playing when doing promos for the women's gymnastic events. Finally found's called "Home" by Phillip Phillips. Thought maybe others were searching too. The thread source link is from a promo during the team trials - pre "Fab Five"
  • Mckayla Maroney's Vault in Super Slow-Motion (Olympics)

    07/31/2012 10:34:36 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 18 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/31/2012 | Timothy Burke
    For anyone who was watching the olympics tonight, this kid's insane vault. According to Bela Karolyi, should have been a ten. All 5 of these kids were awesome.
  • Banned after accusations of abuse, some gymnastics coaches continue to teach

    11/28/2011 2:01:27 PM PST · by petitfour · 84 replies
    PASADENA – Charmaine Carnes had only been at Flairs, a Pasadena gymnastics club, a few months in 1978 when she was chosen to ride in the front seat of coach Doug Boger's car. Carnes beamed as she shut the car door, convinced that the ride with Boger, then 30, to a competition later that day was the first leg of a journey that would make her an Olympian. Instead, Carnes said, Boger took her and many of her Flairs teammates to a much darker place. A newspaper clipping featuring Doug Boger, right, with Flairs gymnast Denise Gallion. Gallion said Boger...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • Gymnast's amazing skills make him web hit

    04/13/2011 2:45:14 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 24 replies
    Eurosport News ^ | 13th April 2011 | Eurosport News
    'A Polish gymnast has become an internet sensation after his dazzling somersault skills went viral. A YouTube video entitled simply 'Is this even human?' featured Polish gymnast Jozef Wadecki showing off his simply astonishing tumbler skills and has already got hundreds of thousands of hits. Now World of Sport isn't much on gymnastics jargon, but according to Maggie Hendricks over at our sister site Yahoo! Sports: "Wadecki performs a front flip off of the springboard, followed by a whipback (a no-handed backhandspring), back handspring, triple twist, whipback, back handspring, triple twist. "He follows that up with a round-off right into...
  • China stripped of 2000 gymnastics medal for underage athlete

    04/28/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 12 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 04/28/10 | Chris Chase
    China was stripped of a team all-around bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday because it fielded an underage gymnast. Dong Fangxiao was discovered to be 14 at the time of those Games, two years younger than the minimum age requirement. The medal will be given to the United States team which finished fourth in Sydney. The IOC has asked for China to return the medals "as soon as possible" so they can be reallocated to the U.S. team. The action comes 20 months after China was accused of doctoring the ages of at least two of its...
  • China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost(from 2000 Sydney Olympics)

    02/26/2010 8:15:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/10
    China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The six Chinese women gymnasts who won a team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics are likely to be forced to return their medals after one of them was found to have falsified her age. An International Gymastics Federation (FIG) probe has found Dong Fangxiao was younger than the minimum age requirement of 16 during the 2000 Games after she registered different ages at Sydney and the Beijing Games eight years later. “Consequently, the results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games...
  • Bad Friggin' She-Mullet Hair

    03/11/2009 7:23:25 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 1,671+ views
    Bad Friggin' Hair ^ | 3/11/2009 | Dr. Dave
    We have, of course, the whacked Mayor to thank for this monstrosity. If I comment further, those dudes with black suits and sunglasses just outside my door are poised to haul me away. But... I just can't resist.
  • Amanda Osborne (9yrs) - 2008 USAG Florida (LEVEL 5) -- State Championship

    12/23/2008 2:33:05 AM PST · by davidosborne · 25 replies · 927+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06 December 2008 | David Osborne (aka DAD)
    Not her best competitive year, but good enough to move on to level 6 this year..