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  • U.S. Olympic Committee seeks to revoke USA Gymnastics as a national governing body

    11/05/2018 5:38:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 6, 2018 | ESPN News Services
    The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, a move that comes in reaction to an organization that has botched its own restructuring in the wake of a sexual abuse case involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an open letter to the gymnastics community Monday, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said "you deserve better" and that the challenges facing USA Gymnastics are more than it is capable of overcoming as currently constructed. Under its bylaws, the USOC has the power to review all matters related to...
  • [Czech gymnast] Vera Caslavska and the forgotten story of her 1968 Olympics protest

    10/20/2018 5:03:14 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/20/2018 | Tom Reynolds
    Mexico City, 1968. A newly-crowned Olympic champion is about to make the life-changing decision to stage a political protest on the podium. Tommie Smith's Black Power salute, right? Wrong. This 'other protest' came from Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska as a reaction to the Soviet-led invasion of her country two months earlier.
  • U.S. Investigates FBI Response To Gymnasts’ Sex-Abuse Claims

    09/04/2018 5:02:01 PM PDT · by sitetest · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 4, 2018 | Rebecca Davis O’Brien
    The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the FBI’s handling of sexual-abuse allegations against former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, people familiar with the investigation said. That move followed allegations that agents failed to act on U.S. national-team gymnasts’ complaints about Nassar when they arose in 2015.
  • 'I want that son of a b****!' Father charges at Larry Nassar in court and tries to attack the...

    02/02/2018 9:16:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Chris Spargo For
    FULL TITLE: 'I want that son of a b****!' Father charges at Larry Nassar in court and tries to attack the pedophile after it is revealed all three of his daughters were molested by disgraced doctor A father whose three daughters were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar tried to attack the pedophile doctor in a Michigan courtroom on Friday. Randall Margraves stood at the podium as two of his daughters read their victim impact statements in Eaton County Court, and when the girls were done asked Judge Janice Cunningham if he could have five minutes alone in a room with...
  • Father of 3 victims attacks Larry Nassar during sentencing

    02/02/2018 8:03:35 AM PST · by Enchante · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 2, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    After one of his three daughters detailed Nassar’s sexual abuse when she was 13 years old during her victim impact statement, Randall Margraves charged at Nassar before being blocked by the ex-doctor’s lawyer, Matthew Newburg, and restrained by three deputies, according to multiple reports.
  • USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced to 175 Years

    01/24/2018 12:21:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | January 24, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 175 years in prison at Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan."I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Wednesday, adding that she doesn't believe rehabilitation is possible.Over the past seven days, over 150 victims explained how Nassar had taken advantage of them sexually, some of whom were Olympians. Before the sentencing hearings, Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, and McKayla Maroney all released statements explaining how Nassar had abused them. Another Olympian gymnast, Jordyn Wieber, joined Raisman as they shared their testimonies in court.Raisman took the...
  • Sick Female Judge LIVE on TV Trying For Her Own TV Movie

    01/24/2018 9:26:12 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 105 replies ^ | 1/24/18 | self
    This female judge (Rosemarie) is presently performing for the CAMERAS in the hopes to have a movie made about HER in the future. WHAT A disgusting ham!The guy is guilty ................. but this female judge is a Judicial Showboater................ and is an embarrassmentHow GROSS!
  • I Wouldn’t Entrust a Child to ‘Disgusting’ USA Gymnastics: Gold Medalist

    01/23/2018 11:13:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Shawn Johnson would never put her daughter’s life in the hands of USA Gymnastics, despite her admiration for the sport, the former Olympian seethed in a five-minute video posted on her YouTube channel Monday. “USA Gymnastics has failed their athletes so terribly,” Johnson said. “I think the fact that any of this ever happened shows that USA Gymnastics has failed as a governing body to protect the athletes it supports and claims to care about.” Johnson, 26, who won the gold medal in the balance beam competition during the 2008 Beijing games, in addition to silver medals in floor exercises,...
  • 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"