Gymnastics

May 24, 2018 - 10:34 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emails show USA Gymnastics in 2015 came up with false excuses to account for the absence of a sports doctor who had been accused of sexually assaulting female athletes. Larry Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't attend two major events because he was...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. The organization announced in a statement Friday that Faehn "is no longer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 16, 2018 - 7:19 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, former Gov. John Engler speaks after Michigan State's Board of Trustees met and voted to name him as their interim president in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Michigan State and lawyers for the 332 victims. (Dale G.Young//Detroit News via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Michigan medical license of Larry Nassar's former boss could be in jeopardy. State regulators filed a complaint Wednesday against Dr. William...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018 file photo, media stand around Michigan State trustee Brian Mosallam as he speaks after a special Michigan State University board of trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich., where Bill Beekman was formally announced acting president after former President Lou Anna Simon resigned. Mosallam is aiming to change the institution’s culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Mosallam released a series of suggested policies on Tuesday, May 8 he hopes will be approved by the school’s eight-person governing body. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 4:35 pm
A member of Michigan State University's governing body released a series of proposals Tuesday he says are aimed at changing the institution's culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. "Our culture must change and improve," Brian Mosallam, one of eight people on the university's...
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May 03, 2018 - 5:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has received confidential reports alleging sexual misconduct from male athletes in eight sports as it continues its investigation into allegations against a former university doctor, the university said Thursday. The reports involve athletes affiliated...
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May 01, 2018 - 1:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A former member of the U.S. national team is the latest gymnast to file suit over sexual abuse by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Sabrina Vega was on the team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships. The 22-year-old filed a lawsuit in Texas Tuesday against...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Brazil's Petrix Barbosa celebrates after competing on the vault at the men's artistic gymnastics team qualifications and finals of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. A community center has fired on Monday, April 20, 2018, a former coach of the Brazilian national gymnastics team after a news report revealed that dozens of athletes he worked with have accused him of sexual abuse. One of those, Petrix Barbosa, said the abuse started when he was 10 or 11. "I woke up with him, I don't know how many times, with his hand down my pants," said Barbosa, who was a gold medalist at the Pan American Games in 2011. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
April 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A community center fired a former coach of the Brazilian national gymnastics team Monday after a news report revealed that dozens of athletes he worked with have accused him of sexual abuse. Reporters for the "Fantastico" news show on Globo TV spoke to 40 gymnasts and former...
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April 25, 2018 - 8:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-member commission will examine responses that USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University and others had to claims of sexual abuse by girls and women treated by disgraced sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. University of Pennsylvania-based nonprofit CHILD USA is announcing...
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