USA Gymnastics announces it's dropping Karolyi ranch for training camps amid criticism. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman and several other gymnasts sexually abused by Larry Nassar have said some of the abuse occurred at the ranch in Huntsville, Texas, where they went for monthly national team training camps. Ref. USAToday.
U.S. Olympic Committee gives USA Gymnastics board six days to resign or face decertification. In a letter to USA Gymnastics, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun set six conditions to avoid being decertified as the sport's national governing body, including the resignation of the entire board by next Wednesday. Ref. USAToday.
‘Can we just say that I am sick?' How USA Gymnastics allowed Larry Nassar to write his own cover story. Emails obtained by The Indianapolis Star, along with interviews with gymnasts, reveal for the first time that the gymnastics national governing body was not only willing to remain silent while Nassar was being investigated for child sexual abuse, but also agreed to participate in one of his many deceptions. Ref. USAToday.
USA Gymnastics names ex-NBA VP as its new president and CEO, the fourth CEO in 23 months
Li Li Leung, who was the NBA’s vice president for global partnerships, joins an organization that has been mired in controversy amid the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Source 6w.
The US Gymnastic committee and all their members are having a hard time getting it right after all the controversy that surrounds the organization. Hopefully Ms. Leung can settle things and bring the sport out of disrepute.