Gymnastics

December 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general says his office is investigating USA Gymnastics, which has filed for bankruptcy due to the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse scandal. USA Gymnastics, based in Indianapolis, is the national governing body for the sport. It filed for bankruptcy protection on...
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December 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant's prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has agreed to decide whether imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar got an unfair hearing from an outspoken judge who sentenced him to at least 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young gymnasts. Lansing-area Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:59 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some of the women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar are asking Michigan State University not to redirect $8.5 million from a victims' counseling fund to a larger money settlement in the case. Interim MSU President John Engler wants the money...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance with the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks with reporters during a news conference in Park City, Utah. The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them. The 233-page independent report was released Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. It detailed an overall lack of response when the USOC leaders first heard about the Nassar allegations from the then-president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Blackmun resigned in February because of health concerns.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 10, 2018 - 7:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, the USA Gymnastics logo is displayed at AT&T Stadium during an news conference announcing in Arlington, Texas. USA Gymnastics has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. (Ron Jenkins/Star-Telegram via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 5:47 pm
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University appears in court in Lansing, Mich., where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. USA Gymnastics has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics faces 100 lawsuits representing 350 athletes in various courts across the country who blame the group for failing to supervise Larry Nassar, a team doctor accused of molesting them. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University appears in court in Lansing, Mich., where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, advanced more bills inspired by the Nassar sexual abuse case - voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case — voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencings under certain circumstances. The legislation,...
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November 29, 2018 - 2:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kathryn Carson is the new board chair at USA Gymnastics. The organization announced Carson's election on Thursday. Carson replaces Karen Golz, who stepped down after taking over as chair of a newly appointed board in June. Carson joined the USA Gymnastics board of directors in...
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