Gymnastics

Aly Raisman attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party at Magic Hour at Moxy NYC Times Square on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman is a survivor, and she's got the word on her body to prove it. The six-time medalist poses with nothing more than that, and some other powerful words, in the 2018 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Raisman poses nude for the "In Her Own Words"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the health and safety of athletes made the institutions' answers public on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 8:14 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics told Congress it has not used non-disclosure agreements in investigations except in the case of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, one of more than 200 women and girls who have said now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them under the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee said they have no plans to part ways with CEO Scott Blackmun and will wait for results from an independent investigation into the federation's handling of sex-abuse complaints from gymnasts before making any major moves. Probst used the USOC's traditional pre-Olympics news conference Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, to apologize to the hundreds of gymnasts abused by Larry Nassar, who served as a doctor for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 09, 2018 - 4:17 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders defended CEO Scott Blackmun's response to sex-abuse complaints from gymnasts, and said no decision on Blackmun's future would be made until an independent investigation spells out how he, and the USOC as a whole, handled the matter...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Ariana Kukors, of the United States, holds her bronze medal for the women's 200-meter Individual Medley final at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. The U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young athletes. Ariana Kukors, now 28, told authorities that Sean Hutchison sexually abused her as a minor and took thousands of sexually explicit photographs of her. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
February 09, 2018 - 3:33 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Another national sports governing body is facing scrutiny over how it dealt with sexual misconduct allegations after a U.S. champion swimmer said a team coach sexually abused her when she was 16. Ariana Kukors, now 28, also told authorities that former assistant swim coach Sean...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Ariana Kukors, of the United States, holds her bronze medal for the women's 200-meter Individual Medley final at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. The U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young athletes. Ariana Kukors, now 28, told authorities that Sean Hutchison sexually abused her as a minor and took thousands of sexually explicit photographs of her. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
February 09, 2018 - 3:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Another national sports governing body is facing scrutiny over how it dealt with sexual misconduct allegations after a U.S. champion swimmer said a team coach sexually abused her when she was 16. Ariana Kukors, now 28, also told authorities that former assistant swim coach Sean...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, R-Mich., speaks during a news conference to announce a bipartisan resolution that would establish a special committee in the Senate to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decade. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 08, 2018 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says it's too bad that court officers stopped a Michigan man from punching disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Stabenow says she "would have liked five minutes" with Nassar, a reference to what Randy Margraves told a judge last week before sheriff's...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — A volunteer gymnastics coach in Missouri is accused of inappropriately touching three young female gymnasts, and police are concerned there are more victims. David Schneider, 41, of Washington, Missouri, was charged Tuesday with three counts of child molestation. The children...
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In this Feb. 3, 2018 photo, Schenectady City Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo poses at her home in Schenectady, N.Y. She lived for decades with the personal impact of being raped at 16, and two years ago a newspaper published her account. She thought telling the story could help other victims but worried that people might think she was lying to get attention, though her attacker had been prosecuted. Disclosing her own rape “was terrifying and amazingly empowering, all at the same time,” Perazzo says, but she’s glad she did it." AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
February 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The newspaper was about to come out with Leesa Perazzo's account of being raped at 16. She was relieved. And petrified. She had never told her story so publicly but thought it could help other victims. Yet Perazzo, a Schenectady city councilwoman, worried that people might think she...
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Rachael Denhollander hugs people Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, after the third and final day of sentencing of Larry Nassar in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich., where Nassar was sentenced to between 40 and 125 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 1:58 am
The message for a sport in crisis needed to be sent. One that pushed the narrative surrounding the highest reaches of American gymnastics away from a Michigan courtroom and toward the young women who laid their pain bare for the world to hear. One that stressed to the hundreds of athletes who...
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February 06, 2018 - 1:54 am
The message for a sport in crisis needed to be sent. One that pushed the narrative surrounding the highest reaches of American gymnastics away from a Michigan courtroom and toward the young women who laid their pain bare for the world to hear. One that stressed to the hundreds of athletes who...
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