Gymnastics

June 19, 2019 - 2:02 pm
USA Gymnastics is overhauling its Safe Sport policy in hopes of providing better protection for athletes and clearer guidelines for coaches, parents, trainers and club owners on what constitutes abuse. The organization released the new policy on Wednesday after consulting with a wide spectrum of...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019 file photo, William Strampel, center, the ex-dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and former boss of Larry Nassar, appears during closing arguments in his trial before Judge Joyce Draganchuk at Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Mich. Strampel was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP File)
June 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty and misconduct in office but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. William Strampel, the ex-dean of the...
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William Strampel, center, the ex-dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and former boss of Larry Nassar, appears during closing arguments in his trial before Judge Joyce Draganchuk at Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Strampel is charged with four counts including second-degree criminal sexual conduct, misconduct in office and willful neglect of duty. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 5:18 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University did nothing to enforce examining-room restrictions imposed on him after a sexual misconduct complaint, a prosecutor said Tuesday, while the defense countered that William...
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In this Monday, June 3, 2019, photo provided on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, waves with his wife Ri Sol Ju, center left, during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. The woman next to Ri Sol Ju appears to be Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who state media said attended the performance. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 10:12 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on media speculation he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington. North Korea...
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Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., smiles at a Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting in East Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Stanley, a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 28, 2019 - 4:27 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was...
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April 22, 2019 - 8:48 am
Tom Perumean reporting... Since when is second place a victory? A Baton Rouge billboard saluting the second place finish of the LSU Gymnastics Team at the NCAA College Gymnastics Championship over the weekend in Fort Worth has drawn the attention of one detractor. No, you can’t put up a billboard...
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This 2019 photo provided by USA Gymnastics shows Li Li Leung. USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around. The organization named Leung as its new president and chief executive officer on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, as it fights to retain its status as the national governing body for the sport after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Leung served as vice president of global partnerships for the NBA. She arrives as USA Gymnastics attempts to fend off decertification from the United States Olympic Committee. (Wendy Barrows Photography/USA Gymnastics via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 12:35 pm
Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting...
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February 07, 2019 - 11:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first woman to publicly accuse sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse is expected to question USA Gymnastics' chief financial officer in bankruptcy court. Attorney John Manly says Rachael Denhollander will question Scott Shollenbarger about the Indianapolis-based group's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. A U.S. Education report is blasting Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assaults related to the investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Nassar and other campus crime. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, that Education officials have been looking into the East Lansing school’s compliance with the Clery Act which requires notifying the campus community about crimes in a timely manner. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The nearly 50-page program review report is dated Dec. 14, 2018, and was...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University Interim President John Engler speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:36 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of interim Michigan State University President John Engler (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Michigan State University trustees garnered applause after voting to force the immediate resignation of the university's interim president. John Engler...
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