Latest Gymnastics News

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...

Ex-lawmaker Mary Bono hired as USA Gymnastics interim CEO

Oct. 13, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

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 from the...

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...

Michigan State trustee's son denies any Nassar cover-up

Sep. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The son of a former Michigan State University athletic director said it's a "fabrication" that his father would have covered up a rape allegation made against Larry Nassar in 1992. Pat Perles told ESPN that allegations in a lawsuit filed Monday against MSU seem to be aimed at...

Warrant details sex allegations against gymnastics coach

Sep. 12, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls' leotards. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oklahoma warrant accuses 51-year-old Skipper Glenn Crawley of molesting 8- to 10-year-old girls as they...

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...

Monday deadline looms for claims in $75M Nassar settlement

Sep. 10, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Larry Nassar. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in the past week, including one on behalf of 21 Jane Does who said they were sexually...

Coach accused of sex abuse in Texas facing Oklahoma charges

Sep. 6, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas gymnastics coach jailed after being accused of sexually assaulting three girls in Fort Worth is facing similar charges in Oklahoma. The Dallas Morning News reports Skipper Glenn Crawley was charged Thursday by authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with 10 counts of lewd...