Latest Women's gymnastics News

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...

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...

Inspector general reviews FBI handling of Nassar allegations

Sep. 5, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

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 failed to...

Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

Sep. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

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 environment of...

Another USA Gymnastics president resigns in Nassar fallout

Sep. 4, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry is the latest person to resign in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Perry late last year replaced Steve Penn, who also had resigned after the Nassar case broke. Numerous other people have been...

NCAA finds no rules violations in Nassar scandal

Aug. 30, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation into how the...

Former gymnastics coach denies charges in Nassar scandal

Aug. 30, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach suggested Thursday that politics played a role in the charges filed against her in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Kathie Klages, 63, appeared in court by video a week after she was charged with lying to...

Ohio State abuse case echoes Larry Nassar gymnast scandal

Aug. 27, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A scandal at Ohio State University over decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor has raised comparisons with the Larry Nassar abuse case at Michigan State University, which inspired many Ohio State victims to come forward. A side-by-side look at the cases. THE ACCUSED — Larry...

Ex-Michigan State coach latest charged amid Nassar fallout

Aug. 24, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

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 years...