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Nation Sep 14WATCH: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, other gymnasts testify about Larry Nassar abuse investigation
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
Nation Aug 03Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam
Simone Biles stuck the landing and won a bronze medal during the women’s balance beam final a week after taking herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health.
World Aug 02Simone Biles to return for Olympic balance beam finals
The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health.
Nation Jul 28Simone Biles withdraws from all-around competition
USA Gymnastics said in a statement that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete in Thursday's all-around competition . The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn't…
Nation Jul 27Simone Biles took ‘step back’ from team competition, saying she wasn’t in the right headspace
Since Biles and the U.S. put on a dazzling display in Rio de Janeiro, gymnastics has undergone a reckoning. The tectonic plates in a sport where obedience and silence were long considered as important as talent and artistry are moving.
Nation Jul 27U.S. star Simone Biles exits; ROC wins women’s gymnastics
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee surged past the U.S. to gold on Tuesday, capturing the country's first Olympic title since Barcelona in 1992.
Nation Jul 23‘This can be me.’ Black participation is rising in gymnastics amid Olympic representation
Half of the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo is women of color, and Black gymnasts account for nearly 10% of NCAA Division I women's gymnastics scholarships. Organizations like Brown Girls Do Gymnastics are attempting to make it easier for gymnasts…
Nation Feb 19USA Gymnastics hires NBA executive Li Li Leung as new CEO
Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as…
Nation Dec 05USA Gymnastics, facing dozens of lawsuits, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Nation Sep 04Kerry Perry resigns as president of USA Gymnastics amid fallout from Nassar scandal
Perry repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who felt she was mishandling the fallout from the tumult surrounding disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar.