Gymnastics

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance with the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks with reporters during a news conference in Park City, Utah. The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them. The 233-page independent report was released Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. It detailed an overall lack of response when the USOC leaders first heard about the Nassar allegations from the then-president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Blackmun resigned in February because of health concerns.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what...
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December 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018 file photo, former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon testifies before a Senate subcommittee in Washington. Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Simon, who stepped down earlier this year over the scandal, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, with two felonies and two misdemeanors. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:22 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — the fourth person other than the imprisoned ex-campus sports doctor to face criminal charges related to the scandal. Simon,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2010, file photo, Ron Galimore, a member of the 1980 Olympic gymnastics team that did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the Olympic Games in Russia, is honored at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn. Galimore, the longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer, resigned Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 16, 2018 - 10:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Kerry Perry, president of USA Gymnastics, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing in Washington. The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization, even with a newly constructed board of directors, made repeated mistakes after the revelations Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer. They included the botched hiring of a program coordinator and an interim CEO to replace Perry, who lasted less than a year on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 05, 2018 - 8:11 pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry...
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Bronze medalist Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the balance beam on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 03, 2018 - 11:13 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles is heading home with a fistful of gold medals. The American star won the floor exercise at the world gymnastics championships Saturday and added a bronze on balance beam to wrap up a remarkable meet in which she competed while battling a kidney stone. The Olympic...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. holds her silver medal after the women's uneven bars final on the first day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 02, 2018 - 5:06 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it's the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more. For...
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Gold medallist and four-times All-Around world champion Simone Biles of the U.S. celebrates with the national flag after the Women's All-Around Final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 01, 2018 - 12:55 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles attempted to smile but her eyes betrayed her. She was angry, paying little attention to the gold medal around her neck, the one that made history. Yes, winning never gets old. It's just not why she does this. The challenge whenever the greatest gymnast of her and any...
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New world champion and gold medallist Russia's Artur Dalaloyan, center, silver medallist China's Xiao Ruoteng, left, and bronze medallist Russia's Nikita Nagornyy, right, pose after the Men's All-Around Final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 31, 2018 - 1:10 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Artur Dalaloyan ended the men's team final at the world gymnastics championships in tears — and not the good kind. A mistake on parallel bars by the 22-year-old played a factor in Russia's narrow runner-up finish to China. Though Dalaloyan skipped training in the run-up to...
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New world champions Team USA with Simone Biles, Kara Eaker, Morgan Hurd, Ragan Smith, Grace Mc Callum and Riley Mc Cusker celebrate after the women's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 30, 2018 - 1:12 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Relaxed, relieved and with the gold medal the U.S. women's gymnastics team flew halfway across the globe for secured, Morgan Hurd needed a break. So the 17-year-old hopped on the back of Simone Biles and went for a brief ride, the two teammates laughing all the way. While the...
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