U.S. women's gymnastics alternate tests positive for COVID-19 at Tokyo Olympics
One of the alternate, or replacement, gymnasts for the U.S. team has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the main team has moved to separate accommodation and is continuing preparation for the Olympics, USA Gymnastics said on Monday.
Watchdog: FBI failed to respond to Nassar allegations with ‘utmost seriousness’
The Justice Department said on Wednesday that the FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and didn’t treat the case with the “utmost seriousness.”
Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged
FILE - In this March 3, 2012, file photo, gymnastics coach John Geddert is seen at the American Cup gymnastics meet at Madison Square Garden in New York. Prosecutors in Michigan filed charges Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, against Geddert, a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. "This is a tragic end to a tragic story for everyone involved," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. Nessel earlier announced that Geddert was charged with a bushel of crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise. On his LinkedIn page, Geddert described himself as the “most decorated women’s gymnastics coach in Michigan gymnastics history.” He said his Twistars teams won 130 club championships.
Read back: Larry Nassar sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young gymnasts
LANSING, Mich. – Former sports physician Larry Nassar was sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. An emotional Nassar addressed the court before his sentencing. AdIn November, Nassar pleaded pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting young athletes including some girls under the age of 13. Nassar gets 60 years in prison for child pornographyMeanwhile, investigators found more than 37,000 images of child porn on Nassar's electronic devices. The prosecutor concluded in findings to the university that "Nassar fooled everyone around him -- patients, friends, colleagues and fellow doctors at MSU."
Durham, first Black US women's gymnastics champion, dies
Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, She was 52. (AP Photo/Lisa Genesen, File)Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died Thursday in Chicago following a short illness, her husband said. Her victory in the all-around at the 1983 national championships as a teenager was the first by a Black woman in the organization's history. “People said, you’re the first Black — I’m using Black because African American wasn’t a term in my era — national champion. Her husband said he hopes USA Gymnastics will honor her by inducting her into the organization's Hall of Fame.
Court: Larry Nassar won’t be resentenced despite judge’s remarks
DETROIT – The Michigan judge who sentenced sports doctor Larry Nassar to 40 years in prison made “wholly inappropriate” remarks about him, but they weren't enough to violate his rights and upset the punishment for sexual assault, the state appeals court said Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision, the court noted that Judge Rosemarie Aquilina still stuck to the sentencing agreement made by prosecutors and Nassar's attorneys. Judge Douglas Shapiro disagreed with the majority and said Nassar deserved to return to court in front of a different judge. Despite Aquilina's “inflammatory hyperbole,” the court noted that Nassar pleaded guilty and agreed to a minimum sentence ranging from 25 years to 40 years. Nassar could ask the Michigan Supreme Court to look at the sentencing.
Simone Biles Has Won More World Championship Medals Than Any Other Gymnast, Male or Female
Simone Biles is out of this world. The powerhouse gymnast just became the most-decorated gymnast in the history of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship. She has won more medals at the competition than any other gymnast male or female. She already became the most-decorated female gymnast when she won her 21st World medal. USA Gymnastics said it would name the two moves after her, giving her four signature moves, according to CBS News.
Biles to USA Gymnastics: 'You had one job and you couldn't protect us'
- Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spoke to reporters Wednesday about her struggle to continue practicing her sport for an organization that did not protect her -- and many others -- from Larry Nassar's abuse. You literally had one job and you couldn't protect us," she said of USA Gymnastics. Biles spoke to reporters after a training session in Kansas City, Missouri, ahead of the United States Gymnastics Championships. In January, Biles announced on Twitter that she was one of the many athletes sexually abused by the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor. "We at USA Gymnastics have made a lot of progress in strengthening our athlete safety measures and putting our athletes first, but we know we have more to do," Li Li Leung, the president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics, told CNN.