Simone’s Undefeated ESPN cover story

At this point in time Simone thinks she’ll retire after the Tokyo Olympics.

Read the interview in Undefeated:

Most dominant athlete of 2018: Simone Biles

This was the year that the greatest gymnast of all time showed that not a damn thing will ever stand in her way

Gymnast Simone Biles
CREDIT: Danielle Levitt for ESPN
Hair by Janay Lewis
Makeup by Devin Harvey
Wardrobe Styling by Jennifer Bigham
Prop Styling by Leigh Gill
Madame T scarf by Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Asymmetrical star stud earrings by Sheryl Lowe
Faux Fur Jacket by Topshop

Simone is ESPN’s Most Dominant Athlete 2018

And water is wet. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch the year end cover reveal on Twitter.

Read the top 20 list. (Kipchoge, Jutanugarn, Ledecky, LeBron and other also rans.)

Glamour Women of the Year – gymnasts nominated

One woman spoke out, another listened. That helped put an end to the abuse that lasted for more than 20 years. Meet the survivors, detective, attorney, and judge who told the world: Believe women.

The Army of Women Who Took Down Larry Nassar

Aly in the Heroes Issue of ESPN

ALY RAISMAN TAKES THE FLOOR

In her fight to end sexual abuse, the Olympic champion is challenging the very institutions she led to glory.

related – Sister survivors: 12 women, part of the army that brought down Larry Nassar, share their story

I remain so impressed that it’s the athletes pushing this issue forward. Not USAG, not the American Medical Association, not the NCAA, not IOC. Not coaches.

Aly Raisman nude for ‘SI’ swimsuit issue

… For the shoot, the women pose completely naked, with empowering messages written across their bodies. The idea of the shoot is to prove that women are free to speak about who they truly are and want to be. …

Aly Raisman Writes ‘Survivor’ Across Her Chest for In Her Own Words

More photos.

Aly is now in Australia, speaking on the issue of sexual abuse. She’s really been our most effective advocate.

covergirl Brooklyn Moors

Heart this on Instagram.

via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

mainstream media world-wide covering Nassar

Gymnastics is in the headlines everywhere.

How many parents in future are going to avoid the sport for their children, … just in case?  🙁

On the up side, children who do participate in Gymnastics should be safer. Education programs will be emphasizing coaching ethics and child safety.

The rule of two. (Or Three.) Here’s the Coaching Association of Canada version:

…  calls for at least two screened and National Coaching Certification Program-certified coaches to be present with an athlete, especially a minor athlete, when the athletes is in a potentially vulnerable situation.

Of course some of the mainstream media doesn’t understand Gymnastics. But they do understand headlines.

I messaged Dr. JONATHAN LAPOOK of CBS NEWS yesterday explaining they had the headline wrong. Nassar was a doctor, never a coach.

They still hadn’t fixed their mistake as of today. No response from Lapook.