USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

November 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore has resigned, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

The move Friday came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for the sport amid concerns about its leadership and the way it handled complaints against Nassar. The former team doctor is now serving decades in prison for sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

Nassar is accused of sexually abusing hundreds of female athletes under the guise of treatment at both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State.

The Indianapolis Star reported in May that an attorney for hired by USA Gymnastics directed Galimore to come up with a false excuse to explain Nassar's absence at major gymnastic events in the summer of 2015. The organization was looking into complaints against Nassar at the time.

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