Gymnastics

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. USA Gymnastics has hired Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has hired former Congresswoman Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The organization announced the move Friday. Bono will hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 9:59 am
Longtime UCLA women's gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field is making her 29th season her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits. Her decision ends a remarkable run in which she's led the Bruins to seven national titles, including a narrow victory over...
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September 05, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI had...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry testifies before the House Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry's leadership.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 04, 2018 - 5:28 pm
USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Perry, who had no background in the sport when she was hired as president and CEO last November, stressed her focus would be "on creating an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 31, 2018 - 7:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with recently hired coach Mary Lee Tracy because Tracy tried to contact Aly Raisman, one of Larry Nassar's most outspoken victims. Only three days after being hired as the program's elite development coordinator, Tracy posted on social media Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor, Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:06 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied that witnesses told her...
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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 20, 2018 - 12:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn't a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while...
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Sam Mikulak celebrates after competing on the parallel bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different. Eighteen months ago an Achilles injury threatened to...
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Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 17, 2018 - 10:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships on Friday, stringing together one electric performance at the other to give herself a commanding lead over world...
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Morgan Hurd practices on the balance beam during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. The mandate to change the culture within USA Gymnastics will take years. Yet there are small signs at the U.S. Championships that the process has already begun under new high performance director Tom Forster, from quiet chats during the middle of meets to impromptu phone calls of encouragement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 17, 2018 - 5:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic...
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