Is Gymnastics in USA popular? What adequate USA Gymnasium facilities are available that Gymnasts can use to practice Gymnastics? Is the sport developed or unknown? Even if it is not done locally, who are the most well known USA Gymnasts?
How USA Gymnastics protected coaches over kids by failing to report sex abuse allegations
USA Gymnastics compiled sex abuse complaint dossiers on more than 50 coaches and filed them in a drawer in its executive office in Indianapolis. The contents of those files remain secret, hidden under court seal. IndyStar, as part of a USA TODAY NETWORK Investigation, uncovered multiple examples of children suffering abuse, long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings. Ref. USAToday.
The US gymnastics team, led by Simone Biles, takes the gold in the women's team competition.
Biles is competing in her first Olympic Games. The win marks the start of what could be a gold rush for the 19-year-old Biles, who is bidding to take home five gold medals.
It also means the US retains the title it won in London four years ago. It is unbeaten in team competitions during that period. Ref. CNN.
Two former gymnasts, including an Olympic medalist, have accused ex-USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual
In separate interviews with IndyStar, the women provided detailed and similar accounts as they outlined their allegations against former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry G. Nassar. Ref. USAToday.
Former USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sexual assault against at least one victim under 13
A felony warrant was issued for Dr. Larry Nassar Monday on three charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, according to court records. Nassar is a former Michigan State University doctor who spent decades working with local gymnasts and members of the U.S. Women's national team. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. Ref. USAToday.
IndyStar investigation: 368 kids report abuse in America's gymnastics facilities. And it may be far more.
No one knows exactly how many children have been sexually exploited in America's gyms over the past 20 years. But an IndyStar-USA TODAY Network review of hundreds of police files and court cases across the country has found that the number is far larger than previously known. Ref. USAToday.
Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to seven charges of criminal sexual conduct. All the charges carry maximum sentences of up to life in prison. Ref. USAToday.
Larry Nassar sentenced to 60 years in federal child pornography case. Former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics physician pleaded guilty in July to three federal charges after investigators said he possessed more than 37,000 videos and images of child pornography. Ref. USAToday.