The Third Congressional Hearing Into The Larry Nassar Scandal Was Just More Political Theater 

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened today its third hearing looking into the Larry Nassar scandal, as well as the people and institutions that enabled him to sexually abuse athletes for years under the guise of medical treatment. This one, entitled “Strengthening and Empowering U.S.…

This Is What It Looks Like When A Coach Stops Pretending It's About Anything But Winning

One of the first times we meet Irina Viner-Usmanova, the head of Russia’s dominant rhythmic gymnastics program, in the documentary Over The Limit, she’s berating gymnast Margarita Mamun after a competition. “You were rubbish today,” says Viner-Usmanova, who wears a Justin Timberlake–style straw fedora throughout most…

Former Elite Gymnast Kamerin Moore Learns To Take Back Her Accomplishments From An Abusive Coach

Kamerin Moore, former elite gymnast and Larry Nassar survivor, posted a video to Youtube this week discussing her struggles with body image after a lifetime spent as a gymnast. “I’ve had poor body image, I mean, as long as I can remember,” she says close to the start. “Like since I hit puberty.”

Why Is Ron Galimore, The Highest Ranking Holdover From The Larry Nassar Era, Still With USA Gymnastics?

Yesterday, the Indianapolis Star reported that USA Gymnastics officials helped Larry Nassar provide a cover story for why he was absent from major competitions in late 2015 while the organization conducted its internal investigation into his sexual abuse of gymnasts. (USAG honored his request to tell people that he…

The Senior Vice President Of USA Gymnastics' Women's Program Has Been Asked To Resign [Update]

This week, USA Gymnastics is holding its training camp for the women’s national team at Flip Fest Camp in Tennessee. (Since ceasing to host camps at the Karolyi Ranch back in January, the camps have been held in different places.) And at this month’s camp, a bomb was dropped on national team members and their coaches:…

Practice Footage Shows That Taking A Year Off From Training Doesn't Matter When You're Simone Biles

It’s been under six months since Simone Biles, the greatest female gymnast of all-time, resumed training after taking more than a year off after winning four gold medals and a bronze at the Olympics, and judging from the footage that was just posted to USA Gymnastics’ Instagram account, Biles is picking up right where…

State House Inquiry Outlines How Michigan State Failed To Protect Survivors From Larry Nassar

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives released a letter today that summarized the findings of an inquiry into Michigan State’s handling of Larry Nassar, who sexually abused hundreds of patients while working as a doctor for both MSU and USA Gymnastics. Their findings lay out multiple areas where Michigan…

MSU PR Firm Confirms It Monitored Nassar Victims' Social Media, But Wants To Make It Sound Less Bad

A report yesterday from the Lansing State Journal revealed that in January—the same month over 150 women gave victim-impact statements in Michigan courtrooms about Larry Nassar’s serial sexual abuse—the PR firm Weber Shandwick billed Michigan State, Nassar’s old employer, for more than $500,000. According to the…