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Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Jan. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...

Agnes Keleti, former Olympic gold medal winning gymnast, poses for a photo with two of her Olympic medals at her apartment in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds — at the 1952 Helsinki Games and at the 1956 Melbourne Games. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

Jan. 9, 2020 6:44 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 medals in gymnastics — including five golds...

The Shriners Hospitals for Children float rides the 131st Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The theme of this year's parade is

Floats, marching bands hit the streets for 131st Rose Parade

Jan. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the...

File-This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the vault during the women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles is the 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year. She is the first gymnast to win the award twice and the first to win it in a non-Olympic year. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

Dec. 26, 2019 5:20 PM EST

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.  Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019,  described as “inadvertently misleading” a statement from her communications director this week that her office has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against the now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser.   Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a written statement Wednesday that the investigation was ongoing.  (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

Dec. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was “inadvertently...

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. A spokeswoman said Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. It is unclear if or when the investigation will resume.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

AG suspends investigation of Michigan State over Nassar

Dec. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel's...

A member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces and firefighters, left, carry mock victims on stretchers during a simulation disaster drill at the new Ariake venue that will be the site for gymnastics during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything including an earthquake taking place during next year's games. (Koki Sengoku/Kyodo News via AP)

Tokyo Olympics: Preparing for everything including a quake

Dec. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and government officials are preparing for everything, including an earthquake taking place during next year's games. They ran a simulation disaster drill on Thursday at the new Ariake venue that will be the site for gymnastics during the Olympics. The drill presumed...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States performs on the floor in the women's apparatus finals at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Biles will headline a post-Olympic tour coming to more than 35 cities in late 2020. Biles said the all-female tour will be a mixture of gymnastics and entertainment and is designed to empower young athletes across the country. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Olympic champion Biles to headline post-Olympic tour

Dec. 4, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Simone Biles wants to bring gymnastics to the masses and plans to bring some of her friends along for the ride. The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes. The “Gold...