60 Minutes investigates USA Gymnastics sex abuse

News magazine program “60 Minutes” put the spotlight on IndyStar’s investigative reporting on sex abuse within USA Gymnastics.

Several former gymnasts came forward to tell their stories of alleged sex abuse committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. If you missed the program, you can watch online here (in the USA). …


Click PLAY or watch USAG Board Chair Paul Parilla’s response on Twitter.

related – read FloGymnastics’ Editorial: Why Does Abuse Continue To Plague USA Gymnastics?

USAG should have done more sooner, that’s clear.

What will USA Gymnastics do next? That’s not at all clear.

Changes may be imposed on all Olympic sports in the USA — Senator seeks tougher law after USA Gymnastics’ handling of sex abuse cases

FBI has interviewed gymnasts

Multiple gymnasts from the U.S. team, including members of the gold medal-winning squads in Rio de Janeiro and London, have been interviewed in recent months by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as either patients of the doctor, Larry Nassar, or potential witnesses …

Dr. Nassar, an osteopathic physician, served as a volunteer trainer and doctor for the U.S. national team for almost 30 years …

FBI Interviews Top U.S. Gymnasts in Intensifying Sexual-Abuse Investigation

too many 10s in NCAA?

I don’t think so, actually. This has been an excellent season so far.

Greg Marsden posted some history on 10s.

Rio’s Olympic legacy?

Six months on from Games, key venues lie empty in Rio de Janeiro

Maracana Stadium looted and damaged, golf course struggling

The only tangible Olympic legacy are some public transport improvements, mainly in affluent areas. “Those are the only legacies that you could claim are positive …

Rio Olympic venues already falling into a state of disrepair


Michigan State suspends coach Kathie Klages

A coach accused in court records of discouraging a then-teenage girl from filing a sexual assault complaint against Larry Nassar nearly 20 years ago was suspended Monday by the university, according to an email the State Journal obtained. …

Mike Rowe will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season, Bader said in the email.

Lansing State Journal

(via College Gymnastics Board)

equality has no boundaries

An excellent new campaign from Nike. #EQUALITY #nike

… Gabby was the perfect choice to join Nike‘s latest campaign, titled Equality.

In a short black-and-white film directed by Melina Matsoukas, we see flashes of some of the world’s most influential athletes while Alicia Keys sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in the background.

In addition to Gabby, the video features LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Megan Rapinoe, Dalilah Muhammad, and Victor Cruz.

This field of play.
Where the dream of fairness and mutual respect lives on.
Where you are defined by actions, not your looks and beliefs. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Ashton Locklear Nike N7 Ambassador

… the newest Nike N7 brand athlete ambassador …

“I am humbled and grateful and am so excited to be able to help inspire the native youth to follow their dreams. I’m proud to be a part of this family.” …

All proceeds from the Air Native N7, which is sold through Native American community centers and tribes, are given back to youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across North America …

Ashton Locklear inks deal with Nike N7