Gymnastics

FILE - In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea's Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President Moon Jae-in, hope to use the Games as a venue to promote peace with rival North Korea. To do so, the North’s participation is essential, but an ongoing nuclear tension and a lack of winter sports athletes in North Korea could ruin the attempts at reconciliation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
July 04, 2017 - 12:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels speaks about the newly-formed Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. USA Gymnastics needs to undergo a “complete cultural change” to become better equipped at protecting athletes from abuse according to an independent review of the embattled organization’s practices. The 144-page report led by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels, released on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, following a six-month study, makes 70 recommendations on how USA Gymnastics can serve its athletes going forward. The recommendations include requiring all USA Gymnastics members to “report suspected sexual misconduct immediately to the appropriate legal authorities and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:58 pm
For years, USA Gymnastics felt it aggressively safeguarded hundreds of thousands of athletes from sexual abuse. Yet the protocols designed to show gymnasts, coaches, staff and parents how to report abuse were muddled, confusing and not well enforced. The fallout, according to a former federal...
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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Glenn Ashby hold the America's Cup aloft as they celebrate with teammates after defeating Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing competition Monday, June 26, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 26, 2017 - 5:57 pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports. With a mixture of ingenuity and national pride, Emirates Team New...
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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Glenn Ashby hold the America's Cup aloft as they celebrate with teammates after defeating Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing competition Monday, June 26, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 26, 2017 - 3:24 pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports. With a mixture of ingenuity and national pride, Emirates Team New...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to stand trial on charges alleging he sexually assaulted six young gymnasts while they sought treatment for injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision Friday, June 23 in Mason, Mich., after hearing testimony from the gymnasts and watching a police interview of the doctor. (Robert Killips /Lansing State Journal via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 11:31 am
MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2006, file photo, former Detroit Red Wings and NHL Hall of Fame player Marcel Dionne gestures during a press conference in Detroit. Three-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman endured an awkward moment on stage at the NHL awards show after Hall of Fame hockey star Marcel Dionne complimented her legs. Raisman and Dionne were on stage together Wednesday night, June 21, 2017, to present the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play. During their pre-award patter, Dionne praised Raisman's gymnastic success and then made a sweeping gesture toward Raisman, saying: "Look at those legs!" (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 22, 2017 - 10:20 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman endured an awkward moment on stage at the NHL awards show after Hall of Fame hockey star Marcel Dionne complimented her legs. Raisman and Dionne were on stage together Wednesday night to present the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYs. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Aly Raisman attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. Raisman used Twitter on May 24, 2017, to call out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
May 25, 2017 - 7:02 pm
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is calling out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. Raisman posted on Twitter Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her...
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May 25, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police. The vote was 415-3,...
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former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time...
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