Latest Women's gymnastics News

The Latest: Bonds will pay for $500M Nassar settlement

Jun. 22, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest from a meeting of Michigan State University's governing board on how it will handle a $500 million settlement with victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Michigan State University will sell bonds to pay for a $500 million settlement with...

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Jun. 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete directors...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their...

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Jun. 5, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and...

Ex-medical school dean sent to trial in Nassar fallout

Jun. 5, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former medical school dean at Michigan State University was ordered to trial Tuesday on criminal charges that grew from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Three women, including two current medical students, told a judge about sexual harassment by...

Michigan House approves Nassar-inspired legislation

May. 24, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse. Gov....

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

May. 24, 2018 12:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper. Nassar suggested that USA Gymnastics tell people that he couldn't attend...

Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

May. 22, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was...

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

May. 18, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. The organization announced in a statement Friday that Faehn "is no longer with USA...

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

May. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.  The school,...