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Senate passes bill to drastically overhaul USOPC

Aug. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would give Congress the power to dissolve the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors and would more than double the federation's funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday. The bill was written in response to multiple...

Flanked by her attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Takura Nyamfukudza, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is sentenced in Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police related to an interview about her knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse in 1997. Draganchuk sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Aug. 4, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for...

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. The sentencing Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, of former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Aug. 4, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

The sentencing Tuesday of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal. Nassar was convicted on charges related to...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers in Beverly Hills, Calif. New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees. It's a feature the federation is hoping will add layers of information to help people decipher its often opaque accounting picture.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

USOPC opens books, gives more detail about sports funding

Aug. 3, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — New financial reports from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee include unprecedented detail about money that goes to the sports organizations it oversees — a feature the federation is hoping will help followers decipher the U.S. Olympic system's often opaque...

Gymnastics Australia asks human rights group to probe abuse

Jul. 30, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Complaints by at least 20 former Australian gymnasts about physical and mental abuse during their careers has prompted Gymnastics Australia to ask a human rights group to investigate. The gymnasts, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalists, have recently spoken of...

Former Goldman Sachs exec tabbed as USOPC compliance officer

Jul. 21, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has hired a former assistant U.S. attorney and executive at Goldman Sachs as its chief ethics and compliance officer. Holly Shick will take over a role suggested in an independent report into the organization that was triggered by the...

FILE- In a Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages testifies in Lansing, Mich., during her trial where she faced two counts of lying to police. A jury found Klages guilty of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. Klages is due to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP_File)

Former coach's sentencing delayed in Nassar-related case

Jul. 15, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A water main break forced the postponement Wednesday of sentencing for a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a...

Cathy Kalahar addresses the media, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, during a news conference in Novi, Mich. Kalahar is accusing the late Dr. Robert Anderson of sexual abuse while she was a student at the University of Michigan in the 1970s. She is the first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the school and says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Kalahar played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

1st female alleges sexual abuse by U of Michigan doctor

Jul. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of Michigan graduates who allege that...

Kurn Hattin Homes to investigate allegations of abuse

Jul. 4, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — The executive director of Kurn Hattin Homes says there will be an investigation into allegations of abuse of children decades ago. Stephen Harrison said he was unaware of specific allegations until he was contacted by the Brattleboro Reformer. The thought of any children being...

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Review: In 'Athlete A,' an abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics

Jun. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics, comes when the gymnast Jamie Dantzscher says Larry Nassar — the osteopathic physician who in his 29 years as the USA Gymnastics women’s team's doctor u sed...