USA Gymnastics – real change

Most were convinced that USAG was unable / unwilling to make real changes. Until recently.

This is significant.

Nancy Armour:

Gymnasts will be required to be chaperoned by someone other than their coaches at four upcoming events …

“Each athlete will be required to have a chaperone with them, other than their coach,” Faehn wrote. “This individual can be a parent or guardian, a grandparent, another relative, etc. Each athlete and coach will be responsible for setting up their own arrangements ie. flight and hotel.”

Athletes selected for the international World Cups also will be required to bring a chaperones, though USA Gymnastics will cover their flight and hotel expenses.

“If a parent or designated guardian is not able to attend, USA Gymnastics will provide a safe sport certified female chaperone,” Faehn wrote.

The inability of parents or other chaperones to travel with their daughters was among the many criticisms leveled at USA Gymnastics by gymnasts abused by Nassar. …

USA Today

USA will not be sending gymnasts to Jesolo or Gymnix in 2018.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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