Latest Women's gymnastics News

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

Oct. 18, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Oct. 18, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker...

Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

Oct. 17, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled...

Moos: Compliance issue prompts Nebraska gym coach to retire

Oct. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig decided to retire Tuesday after he and athletic director Bill Moos met to discuss possible NCAA compliance issues in the program. Moos said the decision was not tied to any issue involving student-athlete welfare. Kendig didn't...

Albany to host all-women international sports festival

Oct. 15, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new women's international sports, entertainment and cultural festival is coming to Albany. The inaugural Aurora Games will be held at the Times Union Center in August 2019. The six-day event is to take place every two years. Team and individual competitions featuring athletes from 15...

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Oct. 14, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to 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...

Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

Oct. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month. The world...

Ex-MSU gymnastics coach sent to trial in Nassar scandal

Sep. 27, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach accused of lying to investigators has been ordered to stand trial in the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. A judge heard testimony Thursday and said there's probable cause to send Kathie Klages (KLAY'-gis) to trial. The case now...

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move to hire a head...

Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

Sep. 11, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate. The lawsuit was among dozens filed to meet a Monday...