MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame."
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn says a gymnast who suffered devastating leg injuries during an NCAA regional semifinal is undergoing surgery.
A statement released by Auburn gymnastics coach Jeff...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For all the work Maggie Nichols has put into becoming a world-class gymnast, some of her most important moments in the sport these days are coming off the mat.
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former sports doctor Larry Nassar, which means a 40-year prison sentence for assaulting gymnasts will...
Former gymnastics coach in Brazil banned by court
SAO PAULO (AP) — A former gymnastics coach with Brazil's national men's team has been banned by a court after being accused of sexual abuse.
Fernando de Carvalho Lopes, who was also fined in...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — So much for nerves. Or the adrenaline of making her senior international debut.
Leanne Wong tuned it all out. Solid at the start and confident at the finish, the...
Fund to support Nassar victims’ counseling, other services
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has started an intermediate fund to support counseling and mental health services for victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry...
Michigan AG’s office takes over investigation of Geddert
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new attorney general says her office is taking over an investigation of complaints against former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team coach John Geddert, who...
USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec 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...
Meeting in USA Gymnastics bankruptcy called ‘frustrating’
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three women suing USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar expressed frustration with its chief financial officer's lack of answers Thursday during a creditors meeting in the group's bankruptcy case, with one calling it "one big I-don't-know."
The Latest: USA Gymnastics meeting called ‘frustrating’
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a creditors' meeting on USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing (all times local):
Three women who are suing USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar expressed frustration with its chief financial officer's lack of answers during a meeting on the group's bankruptcy proceedings.
Nebraska removing interim tag from gymnastics coach Brink
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Heather Brink has been named head coach of the Nebraska women's gymnastics team, having the interim tag removed three months after she took over for Dan Kendig.
Brink's appointment was announced Friday. She was a Nebraska assistant from 2012-15 and associate head coach from 2016-18.
Report blasts Michigan State’s handling of sex cases
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report.
The nearly 50-page program review report is dated Dec. 14, 2018, and was prepared by the Education Department's Federal Student Aid office. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report from Michigan State via email on Wednesday.
World, Olympic champ Biles to compete in Germany in March
World and Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles will make her 2019 debut at a World Cup meet in Germany in March.
Biles hasn't competed since the 2018 world championships in Doha, Qatar, where she won five medals, including four golds. That pushed her overall world championship medal total to 20, tied for the most ever by a female gymnast. The 21-year-old headlines the field for the meet in Stuttgart on March 16-17.
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others
Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others
Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler — the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
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Report: Michigan pays Faehn $15,000 for 4 days before firing
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan reportedly will pay a former USA Gymnastics executive $15,000 for four days' work as a coaching consultant for its women's team before her dismissal.
Michigan ends relationship with former USA gym exec Faehn
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan ended its relationship with former USA gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn on Sunday, three days after she agreed to work as a coaching consultant for the women's team.
Michigan hires former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan hired former USA Gymnastics executive Rhonda Faehn as a women's gymnastics coaching consultant, announcing the move Saturday after The Michigan Daily reported the hire earlier in the day.
World gold medalist McCallum headlines American Cup field
Grace McCallum is getting a showcase at the American Cup.
The youngest member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team that won a gold medal at the 2018 world championships headlines the field for the annual exhibition, which will be held March 2 at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. The 16-year-old McCallum will be joined by 2018 U.S. junior champion Leanne Wong, who will be making her senior debut at the first major elite event of 2019.
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs
BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs.
Raisman in a Twitter post says "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow."
Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018
One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice.
Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives.
AP top sports story of ’18: Nassar abuse, gymnastics turmoil
The depths of Larry Nassar's depravity began to emerge some 15 months before the calendar flipped to 2018 — when reports of his sexual abuse first appeared in newspaper stories that would eventually lead to a trial and, ultimately, to the doctor's imprisonment.
Eyeing 2024, gymnastics makes moves on free-spirited parkour
PARIS (AP) — Their test of skill and courage was as dangerous as it was effective: Having clambered as stylishly as they could to the summit of a jagged, pyramid-shaped climbing wall in the suburbs of Paris, the young men would hang each other upside down by the feet from the top.
One slip and the four-story drop could have killed them.
Indiana AG says his office is investigating USA Gymnastics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general says his office is investigating USA Gymnastics, which has filed for bankruptcy due to the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse scandal.
OU gymnast Maggie Nichols to receive 2019 Inspiration Award
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Maggie Nichols, a University of Oklahoma gymnast who was among the first to report sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar , is being honored by the NCAA with the 2019 Inspiration Award.
Michigan governor signs more bills inspired by Nassar case
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.
Laws enacted Monday will give judges more flexibility to admit evidence of a defendant's prior commission of a sex assault, stiffen prison terms related to child pornography and expand who can give a victim impact statement at a sentencing under certain circumstances.
Michigan appeals court agrees to look at Nassar sentencing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals has agreed to decide whether imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar got an unfair hearing from an outspoken judge who sentenced him to at least 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young gymnasts.
Lansing-area Judge Rosemarie Aquilina made many provocative remarks during Nassar's sentencing earlier this year, saying at one point that she had signed his "death warrant."
Michigan township examining what went wrong with Nassar case
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Analysis: Report lays blame, but what’s needed are solutions
DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy.
And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there.
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others
The U.S. Olympic Committee's firing of chief of sport performance Alan Ashley is the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an attempt to ensure its survival.
The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others
USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Gymnastics federation creates $2M project to fight sex abuse
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation has approved a $2 million project to safeguard athletes after an American sex abuse scandal.
The sport's governing body says the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation will have a help desk for athletes, judicial panels to prosecute and judge cases, and a compliance section to monitor good governance.
FIG acted in response to "abuse cases in the United States which so shocked the world of gymnastics."
Kathryn Carson elected board chair at USA Gymnastics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kathryn Carson is the new board chair at USA Gymnastics.
The organization announced Carson's election on Thursday. Carson replaces Karen Golz, who stepped down after taking over as chair of a newly appointed board in June.
Carson joined the USA Gymnastics board of directors in June. She has a background in sports, previously serving as the chief legal counsel for the United States Golf Association and working as a board member for USA Field Hockey.
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected his associates
Michigan State University doctor who resigned last year after learning the school was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been cleared in a state licensing inquiry.
The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said Tuesday it couldn't substantiate a violation by Brooke Lemmen and closed its investigation into her.
Inquiry closed for doctor who resigned amid Nassar probe
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University doctor who resigned last year after learning the school was considering firing her because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been cleared in a state licensing inquiry.
Ex-Michigan State leader’s charges latest in Nassar fallout
Michigan State University's former president was due to be arraigned Monday on charges alleging that she lied to police during the investigation into longtime MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar, who received lengthy prison terms for sexually abusing gymnasts and possessing child pornography.
Ex-Michigan state leader’s charges latest in Nassar fallout
The charging by the Michigan attorney general's office of former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon with lying to police is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
The Latest: Ex-MSU president is 5th charged in Nassar probes
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse (all times local):
Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the fifth person other than Larry Nassar to be charged during investigations of his sexual abuse of women and girls.
USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.
Issues galore, resources limited for typical US Olympic org
Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: "You only take the easy ones."
Logan laughed. Deep down, the former commissioner of Major League Soccer knew if he did what was necessary, he'd make enemies and be gone in a few years.
British gymnast Louis Smith retires from gymnastics at 29
LONDON (AP) — Louis Smith, who ended Britain's 80-year Olympic medal drought in gymnastics, has retired from competition.
The 29-year-old Smith won bronze on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in the same event at both the 2012 London Games and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He also won team bronze in 2012.
Smith had been working toward qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but now says he will pursue "other exciting opportunities that I've been presented with."
Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue
TOKYO (AP) — Attention Simone Biles: They're building a venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won in Rio de Janeiro.
The 2020 Olympic gymnastics venue is halfway completed and should be finished by this time next year.
On Wednesday, engineers raised a massive timber roof section, one of five curved sections that will top out the 20.5 billion yen ($180 million) building, which designers describe as being shaped like a wooden bowl.
USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.
Quiet Qatar: Few fans, little buzz for gymnastics worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — All the usual bells and whistles were there. The pyrotechnic introductions. The in-house deejay heavy on American pop music. An aggressive social media campaign replete with its own hashtag (#GoGymtastic). The bright colors on the competition floor. Oh, and perhaps the greatest gymnast of all time at the height of her astonishing powers.
Only one thing seemed to be missing during the world championships' first visit to the Middle East: people.