Gymnastics

June 19, 2019 - 12:50 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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William Strampel, former dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University leaves Ingham County Circuit Court after a jury found him guilty of misconduct in office and two charges of willful neglect of duty, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Mich. Strampel, 71, had been accused of abusing his power to sexually proposition and harass female students and not enforcing patient restrictions imposed on Larry Nassar following a 2014 complaint. Jurors found him not guilty of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, a charge that could have sent him to prison for up to 15 years for grabbing the buttocks of at least one student. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 4:24 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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CORRECTS TO MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AND REMOVES GYMNAST REFERENCE - In this June 30, 2016 photo, coach John Holman works with a gymnast at Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center in Allentown, Pa. Holman, who has coached for about 40 years at Parkettes Gymnastics Club, has been barred by USA Gymnastics from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that Holman's suspension, issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, is a requirement when such allegations are reported. (Emily Paine/The Morning Call via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:34 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. John Holman's interim restriction issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a requirement...
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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 04, 2019 - 4:50 am
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 that he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington. North...
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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 - 5:27 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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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 - 1:35 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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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 - 10:07 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 - 9:36 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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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. 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. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, left, is hugged by Kaylee Lorincz after giving her victim impact statement during the seventh day of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. More than 150 female athletes testified at Nassar's sentencing hearing in January 2018 for convictions on child-porn and sex-abuse charges. It marked a turning point in a crisis that has inflicted untold damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 24, 2018 - 11:25 am
The depths of Larry Nassar's depravity began to emerge some 15 months before the calendar flipped to 2018 — when reports of his sexual abuse first appeared in newspaper stories that would eventually lead to a trial and, ultimately, to the doctor's imprisonment. But it was January 2018, the month...
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