Gymnastics

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Brazil's Petrix Barbosa celebrates after competing on the vault at the men's artistic gymnastics team qualifications and finals of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. A community center has fired on Monday, April 20, 2018, a former coach of the Brazilian national gymnastics team after a news report revealed that dozens of athletes he worked with have accused him of sexual abuse. One of those, Petrix Barbosa, said the abuse started when he was 10 or 11. "I woke up with him, I don't know how many times, with his hand down my pants," said Barbosa, who was a gold medalist at the Pan American Games in 2011. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
April 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A community center fired a former coach of the Brazilian national gymnastics team Monday after a news report revealed that dozens of athletes he worked with have accused him of sexual abuse. Reporters for the "Fantastico" news show on Globo TV spoke to 40 gymnasts and former...
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April 25, 2018 - 8:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-member commission will examine responses that USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University and others had to claims of sexual abuse by girls and women treated by disgraced sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. University of Pennsylvania-based nonprofit CHILD USA is announcing...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 20, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to threaten a 10 percent state funding cut for any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar sexual assault case at Michigan State. The unanimous vote from a House budget panel came a day after...
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William Strampel appears on a monitor during his video arraignment, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. Strampel, a Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar, was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sport doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 27, 2018 - 8:26 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University widened Tuesday when authorities charged a former dean with failing to protect patients from sports doctor Larry Nassar, along with sexually harassing female students and pressuring them for nude selfies. William...
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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. William Strampel, a high-ranking Michigan State University official, has been arrested amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Nassar. Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth told The Associated Press that Strampel was in custody at the jail Monday night, March 26, 2018. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:18 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sport doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment. William Strampel was in jail...
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FILE - In a Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber cries as she gives her victim impact statement in Lansing, Mich., during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. Bipartisan legislation in Michigan that would help victims of Nassar's sexual abuse move forward with lawsuits was in limbo Wednesday, March 14, amid pushback from universities, the Catholic Church and others. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 10:30 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor's victims more time to sue, restrict governments' ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits and require more people to...
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March 12, 2018 - 4:16 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 15 public universities on Monday asked the Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity...
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Morgan Hurd, of the United States, competes in the floor exercise at the American Cup gymnastics competition Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. She finished first. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 03, 2018 - 5:12 pm
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Americans Morgan Hurd and Yul Moldauer won all-around gold medals Saturday at the America Cup, the first major international gymnastics competition of 2018. Hurd is a 16-year-old high school junior from Middletown, Delaware. She won her second major international all-...
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March 02, 2018 - 7:58 am
Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations failed to properly police a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. The lawsuit alleges negligence by the USOC and USA...
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