Simone’s post-Olympics Tour

The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

The “Gold Over America” tour will visit more than 35 cities …

The women-only roster will reunite Biles with longtime friend Katelyn Ohashi. …

The plan is to utilize giant video screens, pyrotechnics and an in-house DJ.

“We want this to be completely different,” Biles said. “There will be dancing. Hopefully trampoline. Something people have never seen before.” …

USA Gymnastics typically coordinates a post-Olympic tour of its own, though there are no plans for one in 2020.

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about that ‘Coaching Shortage’

Tony Retrosi:

Gymnasts who could choose to become coaches are choosing not to. …

As gym owners we need to make coaching a profession. Educate our staff. Make them proud of what they do. We need to charge for classes and team enough to pay our staff a sustainable wage. If we do that we will see the ranks of coaches grow. Making coaching and teaching gymnastics a competitive profession.

Make Coaching A Profession

Katelyn Ohashi – College athlete remuneration

Katelyn has been one of the most prominent athletes speaking in support of the new California rules to come into effect 2023.

Florida is considering similar legislation. But it might go into effect in 2020.

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American Olympians can now thank sponsors

Following the IOC’s relaxation of the restrictions placed on Olympic participants during the Olympic Games period pursuant to Bylaw 40.3 of the Olympic Charter (colloquially known as “Rule 40”) earlier this year, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”) finally released its guidance on how Olympic athletes’ personal sponsors that are not IOC or Team USA sponsors may run marketing campaigns incorporating athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games blackout period (which is July 14, 2020 through August 11, 2020) – and now permits personal sponsor advertising during the blackout period under certain circumstances and only for two particular types of marketing.

Advertising Law Updates – Olympic Athlete Marketing: Easing Up On Rule 40, But With Strings Attached

For American gymnasts it seems to mean that …

Athletes are now able to thank personal sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from personal sponsors during the Games.

Personal sponsors, meanwhile, can engage in generic advertising during the Games. … (not mentioning the Olympics nor showing Olympic Rings)

Inside the Games

A step forward.

California: College athletes can be paid 2023

Scholarship athletes are already paid to compete NCAA.

What we are talking about here is allowing the best to negotiate to be paid more. 

Defying the NCAA, California’s governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.

Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker manufacturers, soft drink makers or other businesses and profit from their images, names or likenesses, just like the pros. …

The new law applies to all sports, though the big money to be made is in football and basketball. It bars schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. …

But while the NCAA is the top governing body for college sports, membership is voluntary. If the California schools are forced out, they could form a new league. …

The NCAA does let some athletes accept money in some instances. Tennis players can accept up to $10,000 in prize money per year, and Olympians can accept winnings from their competitions. Plus, schools in the big “Power 5” conferences can pay players yearly cost-of-living stipends of between $2,000 and $4,000.

The NCAA reported $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017.

ADAM BEAM

For example, here’s what Katelyn Ohashi thinks about the issue.