The U.S. Gymnastics System Wanted More Medals, And Created A Culture Of Abuse To Get Them

Seventeen years ago, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team placed fourth at the Sydney Olympics, finishing behind Romania, Russia, and China. Coming four years after the gold medal from the Magnificent Seven, this placement was seen—both inside and outside the sport, by the press and by coaches like the famed Bela…

Former Gymnast Alleges USA Gymnastics Enabled, Ignored Pattern Of Sexual Abuse

In a lawsuit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, a former member of the United States gymnastics team alleged that Marta and Bela Karolyi (legendary USA Gymnastics coaches) and others helped create a “regime of intimidation” and abuse that allowed Dr. Larry Nassar to sexually abuse a series of young gymnasts.…